Wagner Beats SMU, 63-53

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Dec. 21, 2012

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Jonathon Williams scored 13 points to lead Wagner to a 63-53 victory over SMU in the Cable Car Classic on Friday night.

Williams was 8 of 10 from the free-throw line. Eric Fanning added 11 points for the Seahawks (5-4). Williams and Mario Moody had seven rebounds apiece.

The Mustangs led 30-26 at halftime, but they only made 18 of 53 (34 percent) from the field for the game. The Seahawks made 18 of 37 (48.6 percent).

Nick Russell led SMU (8-4) with 20 points, including three 3-pointers. Russell played all 40 minutes for the first time in his career. Jalen Jones had 14 points and 14 rebounds. Ryan Manuel had 15 points.

Wagner will make its second consecutive appearance in the Cable Car Classic title game, playing the winner of the Santa Clara-Alcorn State game Saturday. SMU will play the loser.

SMU Postgame Notes - December 21, 2012
Wagner 63, SMU 53
Wagner (5-4), SMU (8-4)
Leavey Center
Santa Clara, California

46th Annual Cable Car Classic - Semifinal

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NEXT GAME:

SMU plays Alcorn State or Santa Clara in the 3rd place game at the 46th Annual Cable Car Classic - Saturday, Dec. 22 - 8 p.m. - Santa Clara, Calif. Audio: KAAM 770 AM

Series with Alcorn State: 1-1
- 12/19/87 - W, 116-85 (Dallas)
- 12/5/98 - L, 74-75 (Dallas)
Series with Santa Clara: 1-2
- 12/21/87 - W, 78-70 (Dallas)
- 12/22/88 - L, 51-64 (Santa Clara)
- 3/25/11 - L, 55-72 (CollegeInsider.com Tournament)

TEAM NOTES

First meeting with Wagner

Wagner is the defending champion of the Cable Car Classic

SMU is 8-4 under Head Coach Larry Brown

Mustangs snagged 14 offensive rebounds - ties season high

SMU had 14-5 run between in last 3:47 of 1st half to take 30-26 lead into halftime

Held Wagner without a FG in last 5:05 of game

SMU outscored Wagner in the paint - 26-14 - 7th time this season SMU has outscored their opponent in the paint

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

London Giles (#11 - G - 6-3 - Sr.) - 3 points, career high 3 steals

Jalen Jones (#21 - G - 6-7 - So.) - 14 points, 14 rebounds o 4th double-double of the season o 4th game with 10+ rebounds o 9 offensive rebounds  2nd time this season with 8+ offensive rebounds - 12 rebounds in the 1st half o Most in a half since Papa Dia had 12 in 1st half at Northern Iowa (3/21/11)  7 offensive rebs in 1st half

Ryan Manuel (#1 - G - 6-4 - So.) - 15 points o 10+ points for 7th time this season

Nick Russell (#12 - G - 6-4 - Jr.) - 20 points, 3 steals o 4th game with 20+ points - 3-5 3FGs - Played all 40 minutes for 1st time in career