SMU Postgame Notes - Dec. 20, 2013 - SMU 62, Wyoming 54

Dec. 20, 2013

Recap

SMU 62, Wyoming 54
SMU (10-2), Wyoming (7-4)
Arena-Auditorium (Attendance: 4,486)
Laramie, Wyo.

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Audio: KAAM 770 AM
TV: ESPNU (Jason Benetti, Tim Welsh)

TEAM NOTES
- Series: Wyoming leads the series 4-3
- SMU is now 1-3 in Laramie
- Starting Lineup: Nic Moore, Nick Russell, Ryan Manuel, Shawn Williams and Yanick Moreira have started 11 of 12 games (UIC)
- SMU's 10-2 start is its best since the Mustangs went 11-1 in the first 12 games in the 1999-2000 season
- The Mustangs ended the game on an 11-2 run, starting with Nick Russell 3PT at 3:56
- SMU is the first team to win at Wyoming in November or December in four years (29-0 prior)
- Held a 34-18 edge in the paint, winning the points in the paint battle in all 12 games
- SMU is averaging 36.0 points in the paint per game
- Outrebounded Wyoming 39-29, winning the rebounding margin for the 11th time in 12 games
- Entered the game first in The American in rebounding margin at +9.5
- Entered the week 15th in the nation in rebounding margin
- SMU has outrebounded its opponents 53-23 in the second half of the last two games
- SMU has held 16 of its last 21 opponents under 40%, including 10-of-12 this year
- The Mustangs allowed 54 points tonight
- Entered the game third in The American in scoring defense at 61.7 per game
- Entered the week 27th in the nation in scoring defense
- SMU shot 45.5% from the field (25-55)
- Entered the game first in The American shooting 51.4%
- Entered the week ninth in the nation in field goal percentage
- The Mustangs held Wyoming to 34.8% from the field (16-46)
- Entered the game first in The American in FG% defense at 35.7%
- Entered the week 13th in the nation in FG% defense
- SMU had 7 assists on 25 field goals
- Entered the game first in The American with 17.0 assists per game
- Entered the week 24th in the nation in assists per game
- SMU outscored Wyoming bench 32-13, the ninth time the Mustangs have outscored their opponent's bench this season
- Averaging 32.5 bench points this season
- SMU didn't allow a Wyoming field goal in the final 7:32 of the first half
- Wyoming's first FG in the second half came at 16:43 (10:49 total)

 

 

Larry Brown is:
- 1678-1211 career record (includes NBA, ABA, USA Basketball and NCAA)
- 202-80 in NCAA
- 108-18 in NCAA home games
- 25-19 at SMU (2nd season)

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Sterling Brown (#3 - G - 6-6 - Fr.)
- 6 pts, 3 rbs
- Perfect 3-3 from the field

Cannen Cunningham (#15 - C - 6-10 - Jr.)
- 4 pts, 3 rbs, 2 asts, 1 blk, 1 stl
- Eighth at SMU in block with 84 (1 tonight)

Keith Frazier (#4 - G - 6-5 - Fr.)
- 7 pts, 4 rbs, 1 ast
- Led SMU with 5 first-half points

Markus Kennedy (#5 - F - 6-9 - So.)
- 15 pts, 7 rbs, 1 blk, 1 stl
- 6-11 from the field
- Sixth game in double figures this season
- Led the team in points for the third time this year
- Team-high 7 rbs

Ryan Manuel (#1 - G - 6-4 - Jr.)
- 3 pts, 6 rbs, 1 blk
- Season-high 6 rebounds, all in first half

Nic Moore (#11 - G - 5-9 - So.)
- 10 pts, 3 rbs, 3 asts, 2 stls
- Has scored in double figures in 11 of 12 games
- 28th career game in double figures
- Entered the game 5th in The American in assists per game with 4.6
- Entered the game 10th in The American in FG% at 54.8%
- Named to American Athletic Conference Honor Roll for third time this season last Monday (11/18, 12/2, 12/9)

Nick Russell (#12 - G - 6-4 - Sr.)
- 9 pts, 1 rb, 2 stls
- 4-6 from the field
- Entered the game 8th in The American in FT% at 83.3%
- Hit 3PT FG to start SMU's 11-2 run to close the game