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Jan. 27, 2014

 SMU (16-4, 5-2 American) vs. USF (10-10, 1-6 American)
 Date & Tip Time  Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
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The Last Meeting
USF (ESPNU)54
SMU71
January 15, 2014
Moody Coliseum
Mustangs Cruise To 71-54 Win Over USF
Markus Kennedy scored a game-high 18 points to lead SMU to a 71-54 victory over South Florida on Wednesday night.


[RV/RV] SMU (16-4, 5-2 American) plays at USF (10-10, 1-6) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT. The Mustangs, who are receiving votes in both polls, enter the matchup on a five-game winning streak. SMU is 12 games over .500 for the first time since reaching 18-6 during the 2000-01 season.

On defense, SMU is holding opponents to 36.2 percent from the field (1st American, 2nd NCAA) and 60.3 points per game (2nd American, 13th NCAA). SMU has held 22 of its last 29 (16 of 20 this year) opponents under 40% shooting. SMU is also leading the league in rebound margin (+8.3, 11th NCAA), outrebounding 18 of 20 opponents. The only opponents to outrebound SMU were [RV/-] Texas A&M (37-33) on Nov. 30 (W, 55-52) and Rutgers (34-33) on Jan. 21 (W, 70-56). The Mustangs' best margin was +26 (46-20) versus Sam Houston State on Nov. 26 (W, 72-53).

On offense, SMU is shooting 48.7 percent (1st American, 15th NCAA) and 36.3 percent from 3-point range (4th American), while averaging 15.3 assists (3rd American, 43rd NCAA). The team is averaging 71.9 points per game with eight Mustangs averaging at least 5.2 points. Nic Moore (13.4) and Markus Kennedy (11.8) are averaging double figures. Individually, Nic Moore is fourth in the American in 3-point percentage (.449, 40-89). Additionally, the Mustangs have outscored all 20 opponents in the paint by an average of 35.3-19.0.

Markus Kennedy was named to the American Athletic Conference Honor Roll for the second-consecutive week on Monday (Jan. 27), averaging 16.5 points and 10 rebounds to lead SMU to its fourth and fifth-straight wins. The Honor Roll recognition is Kennedy's third of the season (Dec. 23). Ben Moore was also named the conference's rookie of the week on Monday (Jan. 27) for the second time this season (Nov. 18). Nic Moore has been named to the American Athletic Conference Honor Roll four times this season. (Nov. 18, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Jan. 6), averaging 14.5 points and 5.5 assists in the Mustangs' first two conference games. Junior center Yanick Moreira has also been listed once (Nov. 25). Nic Moore was also named to the Corpus Christi Challenge All-Tournament Team.

RECEIVING VOTES: The Mustangs received votes in the AP poll this week (3) for the fourth time this season. For the first time this season, the Mustangs also received a vote in the USA Today Coaches' Poll. SMU also received votes in the AP poll on Jan. 20 (2 votes), Jan. 6 (9 votes) and Dec. 23 (1 vote). This is the first season SMU has received votes since 2003-04 (Dec. 23, 2003).

RPI WATCH: The Mustangs entered the week (Jan. 27) at No. 41 in the NCAA Men's Basketball RPI, one of five American Athletic Conference teams in the top 50. SMU is 3-4 against teams in the RPI top 100, with wins over No. 38 Connecticut, No. 78 Wyoming and No. 100 Sam Houston St. All four of the Mustangs' losses have come against teams in the top 100, including three in the top 30 (at Arkansas 77, vs. Virginia 22, at Cincinnati 24, at Louisville 29).

LAST GAME (W, 75-68 AT HOUSTON ON JAN. 26) HOUSTON (AP) -- Nic Moore had a career-high 28 points as Southern Methodist overcame a sluggish first half to defeat Houston 75-68 Sunday and push the Mustangs' win streak to five games. Moore was 8 of 18 and connected on 11 of 12 from the free throw line as SMU (16-4, 5-2 American Athletic Conference) shot 61.5 percent in the second half. Moore's previous career-high was 25 points at Stanford March 19, 2012 when he was at Illinois State. Markus Kennedy added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Nick Russell had 10 points for SMU, which was 27 of 32 from the free throw line, including 17 of 20 in the second half. Danuel House led Houston with 22 points, and TaShawn Thomas added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Cougars (11-9, 3-4), who dropped their fourth in the last five games. Houston shot 56.5 percent in the second half and just under 48 percent in the game, including 8 of 18 from behind the arc, but the Cougars turned the ball over 16 times, leading to 16 points off turnovers. The Mustangs used a quick 6-0 spurt to push their lead to 57-52 on a Russell jumper with 6:23 to go. Houston closed within 59-58 with 4:57 remaining on a House 3-pointer, but the Cougars went cold from there. Houston missed 3-pointers on consecutive possessions followed by a missed layup by L.J. Rose and a missed dunk by Thomas before a turnover. Moore pushed SMU's lead to 63-58 on a free throw with 2:20 left before House missed a 3-pointer on Houston's next possession. Moore hit a layup next time down to push the Mustangs' lead to seven. SMU opened the second half with a 9-1 run to take a 34-32 lead on a Russell jumper with 16:27 remaining. Houston responded to regain a 44-40 advantage with 12:30 left on aTione Womack jumper. Houston started off slow, missing its first five shots before Thomas hit a layup with 13:49 left in the first half to cut SMU's lead to 7-5. The Mustangs went 4:54 without hitting a field goal late in the first half before a Nic Moore layup with 2 seconds left. The Cougars took advantage of SMU's dry spell with a 10-2 run over to grab a 31-23 lead with 1:14 remaining on a House layup. House had all 10 points for Houston in the run. Houston led 31-25 at the half as SMU struggled from the field in the first half, shooting just under 27 percent, including 1 for 7 for 3-pointers.

UP NEXT: The Mustangs open a three-game homestand against Memphis on Saturday at 1 p.m. CT on CBS Sports Network. SMU will follow that up with home games against Temple (Feb. 6/7 p.m. CT) and Cincinnati (Feb. 8/6:30 p.m.). SMU's game against [22/22] Memphis was announced as a sellout on Jan. 22.

THE SERIES VS. USF (3-2): SMU is 3-2 against South Florida. Prior to the earlier meeting this season, USF swept back-to-back season openers in 2008 and 2009. Before that, the Mustangs won 79-65 at home on Dec. 6, 1986 and then tallied an 87-66 victory at South Florida on Dec. 14, 1987 to take the opening two games of the series. The Mustangs and Bulls have split the two meetings in Tampa.

LAST MEETING VS. USF (W, 71-54 at SMU on Jan. 15, 2014): DALLAS (AP) - Markus Kennedy scored a game-high 18 points and Shawn Williams added 16 to lead SMU to a 71-54 victory over USF on Wednesday night. SMU (12-4, 2-2 American Athletic Conference) never trailed, scoring the first 13 points and owned a double-digit lead from four minutes after tipoff for the rest of the game. Their largest lead was 26 late with 4:16 remaining. Kennedy, a 6-foot-9 sophomore transfer who played previously for Villanova, made his second consecutive start. Kennedy is SMU's second-leading scorer this season despite coming off the bench for the first 14 games. He made his first start last Saturday in a 71-63 loss at then-No. 12 Louisville. SMU raced to the 13-0 lead in the first 4:39 while South Florida missed its first six field-goal attempts and committed three turnovers. The Mustangs were so hot they missed a free-throw attempt before missing from the field -- and got the offensive rebound on the missed free throw to convert it into a basket. When USF freshman guard Josh Heath sailed an intended alley-oop pass out of bounds, SMU came down court and responded with a successful alley-oop from Williams to Kennedy. USF finally got on the scoreboard with two free throws from Chris Perry. Martino Brock's layup with 12:42 left in the half accounted for USF's first field goal. The SMU first-half lead reached 19 points with 7:04 left before intermission at 30-11. USF played its seventh consecutive game without junior point guard Anthony Collins, a three-year starter sidelined with knee problems. Zach LeDay led USF, with 12 points off the bench.

HALL OF FAME HEAD COACH Larry Brown...was named head men's basketball coach at SMU on April 19, 2012. He is the only head coach to win both an NCAA title (Kansas 1988) and an NBA Championship (Detroit 2004). Brown was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach on Sept. 27, 2002. He is in his 39th season as a head coach and 9th at the NCAA level. He has an overall record of 1684-1213 when combining his head coaching marks from the NBA, the ABA, the NCAA and USA Basketball. His collegiate record is 208-82 (31-21 at SMU), making the NCAA tournament in his first seven seasons including three Final Fours (1980, 1986, 1988) and the 1988 NCAA title.

ACTIVE HALL OF FAMERS: There are five active coaches that have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
- Jim Boeheim, Syracuse - HOF 2005
- Larry Brown, SMU - HOF 2002
- Mike Krzyzewski, Duke - HOF 2001
- Rick Pitino, Louisville - HOF 2013
- Roy Williams, North Carolina - HOF 2007

HOF vs. HOF: There will be at least 8 matchups this season between Hall of Fame head coaches. SMU's Larry Brown will be in at least two of them, facing Louisville's Rick Pitino twice during American Athletic Conference play.
Nov. 24: [24/19] North Carolina (Williams) vs. [3/2] Louisville (Pitino) (UNC Wins 93-84)
Jan. 11: [RV/RV] North Carolina (Williams) at [2/2] Syracuse (Boeheim) (Syracuse wins 57-45)
Jan. 12: [RV/-] SMU (Brown) at [12/8] Louisville (Pitino) (UL wins 71-63)
Feb. 1: Duke (Krzyzewski) at Syracuse (Boeheim)
Feb. 12: Duke (Krzyzewski) at North Carolina (Williams)
Feb. 22: Syracuse (Boeheim) at Duke (Krzyzewski)
Mar 5: Louisville (Pitino) at SMU (Brown)
Mar. 8: North Carolina (Williams) at Duke (Krzyzewski)

ACTIVE NCAA CHAMPS: Larry Brown is one of 11 active Division I head coaches to win an NCAA Championship as a head coach.
- Jim Boeheim, Syracuse (Syracuse 2003)
- Larry Brown, SMU (Kansas 1988)
- John Calipari, Kentucky (Kentucky 2012)
- Billy Donovan, Florida (Florida 2006, 2007)
- Steve Fisher, San Diego State (Michigan 1989)
- Tom Izzo, Michigan State (Michigan State 2000)
- Mike Krzyzewski, Duke (Duke 1991, 1992, 2001, 2010) <- > - Rick Pitino, Louisville (Kentucky 1996, Louisville 2013) br> - Bill Self, Kansas (Kansas 2008)
- Tubby Smith, Texas Tech (Kentucky 1998)
- Roy Williams, North Carolina (North Carolina 2009, '05)

Larry Brown AT HOME (NCAA): His teams are 112-18 (.862) at home. He is 17-7 (.708) at SMU. His teams were 24-6 (.800) at Pauley Pavilion at UCLA and 71-5 (.934) at Allen Fieldhouse while at Kansas. (At KU, his teams won a Big 8-record 55 straight home games, which is 3rd all-time at KU - Started 3/3/84 vs. Oklahoma State W, 91-70 - Ended 1/30/88 vs. Kansas State L, 72-61).

Larry Brown ON THE ROAD (NCAA): His teams are 51-43 (.543) in road games, 10-10 (.500) at SMU.

Larry Brown IN NEUTRAL SITE GAMES (NCAA): His teams are 45-21 (.682) in neutral site games. He is 3-3 (.500) in neutral site games with SMU.

SIGNING DAY - CONSENSUS TOP-5 PROSPECT EMMANUEL MUDIAY SIGNS WITH SMU: SMU Head Coach Larry Brown announced that Emmanuel Mudiay has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Mustangs beginning with the 2014-15 season. Mudiay is a consensus top-5 prospect from Prime Prep Academy in Dallas. He is rated No. 2 overall by Rivals, No. 3 overall by Scout and No. 5 overall by ESPN. As a junior, Mudiay averaged just over 15 points and 10 rebounds as he helped Prime Prep to a 37-2 record, reaching the semifinals of the National High School Invitational. He played AAU basketball for MWA Elite, averaging 14.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 2013 after averaging 21.2 points and 6.0 assists in 2012. Mudiay's signing follows a 2013 class that ranked as high as No. 14 nationally.

PROUD TO BE AMERICAN: A new era of SMU Basketball begins in January as the Mustangs play their inaugural season in the American Athletic Conference. The Mustangs play their first American Athletic Conference contest at Cincinnati on New Year's Day. The first home game in the renovated Moody Coliseum is against Connecticut on Jan. 4 at 1 p.m. Defending NCAA champion Louisville comes to Moody Coliseum in the home finale on March 5. SMU fans will get a chance to see every AAC opponent in Moody Coliseum, as the Mustangs will play each league opponent twice. All 18 American Athletic Conference matchups will be nationally televised. In addition to Louisville, the Mustangs will host 2013 NCAA Tournament teams Temple, Memphis and Cincinnati. SMU will also host games against league foes Houston, Rutgers, UCF and USF.
Opponent Series 2013-14 Meetings (Last Matchup Prior To 2013-14)
Cincinnati 1-3 J1 at UC (L, 65-57), F8 at SMU (L, 106-74 at UC on 1/15/1975)
Connecticut 2-0 J4 at SMU (W, 74-65), F23 at UCONN (W, 80-66 at SMU, 12/30/1965)
Houston 26-46 J26 at UH (W, 75-68), F19 at SMU (L, 84-80 OT at SMU, 2/2/2013)
Louisville 2-6 J12 at UL (L, 71-63), M5 at SMU (L, 87-79 - Honolulu, 12/28/1987)
Memphis 3-11 F1 at SMU, M8 at UM (L, 60-52 at SMU, 2/6/2013)
Rutgers 1-0 J21 at SMU (W, 70-56), F13 at RU (First Meeting)
Temple 0-2 F6 at SMU, F16 at TU (L, 90-81 - Evanston, Ill., 3/23/1956)
NCAA Final Four - 3rd Place Game
UCF 4-6 J18 at UCF (W, 58-46), M1 at SMU (L, 74-65, at UCF, 1/26/2013)
USF 3-2 J15 at SMU (W, 71-54), J28 at USF (L, 67-61 at SMU, 11/13/2009)

SMU PICKED SIXTH IN THE AMERICAN PRESEASON POLL: SMU was picked to finish sixth in the American Athletic Conference's first preseason coaches' poll. SMU freshman Keith Frazier, a McDonald's All-American from Dallas Kimball High School, was tabbed as the Preseason Rookie of the Year. Defending NCAA Champion Louisville was the unanimous selection to win the league. Connecticut was picked second while 2013 NCAA teams Memphis, Cincinnati and Temple were picked third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
2013-14 PRESEASON COACHES' POLL
Rank. Team (First-Place Votes) - Pts.
1. Louisville (9) * - 81
2. UConn (1) - 69
3. Memphis - 68
4. Cincinnati - 58
5. Temple - 40
6. SMU - 39
7. Houston - 28
8. USF - 27
9. UCF - 24
10. Rutgers - 16

THE GRADUATES: SMU seniors Nick Russell and Shawn Williams have already earned their bachelor's degrees and are enrolled in graduate courses. Williams graduated in May 2013 with a degree in sociology. Russell earned his bachelor's degree in psychology in August 2013.

SMU VS. DEFENDING NCAA CHAMPIONS: The Mustangs will face defending NCAA champion Louisville at least twice this season. The Mustangs have faced the defending champ in seven other seasons.
Date Opponent Result
12/19/1952 at Kansas L, 66-83
12/20/1952 at Kansas L, 55-72
3/22/1956 vs. [1] San Francisco L, 68-86 in NCAA Semifinal
12/11/1958 at [3] Kentucky L, 60-72
12/10/1966 UTEP L, 62-71
12/8/1973 at [1] UCLA L, 60-77
1/9/1989 at [20] Kansas L, 82-90 (2OT)
12/8/1994 [3] Arkansas L, 66-78
1/12/2014 at [12/8] Louisville L, 63-71
3/5/2014 Louisville

TEAM NOTES: AWARDS:
- American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week
Ben Moore (Nov. 18) - 13 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks in win over Rhode Island
Ben Moore (Jan. 27) - 8.5 points, 3.5 rebounds in 2-0 week
- American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll
Nic Moore (Nov. 18) - 20 points, 7-9 FG, 4-4 3FG, 7 assists in win over Rhode Island
Yanick Moreira (Nov. 25) - 15.0 pts, 5.3 rebs, 1.7 blks, 62.2% FG (15-23) in 3 games
Nic Moore (Dec. 2) - 13.0 pts, 2.3 asts, 2.3 rebs, Corpus Christi Challenge All-Tournanment
Nic Moore (Dec. 9) - 17.5 pts, 5.0 asts, 3.0 rebs, 64.7% FG (11-17), 80.0% 3FG (8-10)
Markus Kennedy (Dec. 23) - 16.0 pts, 7.0 rebs, 68.4% FG (13-19) in 2 wins
Nic Moore (Jan. 6) - 14.5 pts, 5.5 asts in 1-1 week
Markus Kennedy (Jan. 20) - 15.0 pts, 10.0 rebs, 2.7 asts, 2.3 stls, 1.3 blks, 2 dbl-dbls, 3-0 week
Markus Kennedy (Jan. 27) - 16.5 pts, 10.0 rebs, 3.0 blks, 2.0 asts, 1.5 stls in 2-0 week)
- Corpus Christi Challegne All-Tournament Team (Nov. 29-30)
Nic Moore - 16.5 pts, 3.0 rebs, 1.5 asts, 1.0 stl, 11-21 FG (.524), 7-12 3FG (.583)

ATTENDANCE UP: The Mustangs are averaging 4,575 so far this season, including an average of 6,388 in the four games in the newly renovated Moody Coliseum. SMU recorded a sellout against Connecticut (W, 74-65, 7,166), its first sellout since 2001. SMU then had 6,332 versus USF on 1/15, 6,013 against Hofstra on 1/19 and 6,042 in its last home game against Rutgers. The Mustangs last averaged over 6,000 fans in games in Moody Coliseum in the 1984-85 season when SMU drew 6,331 at its 16 games in Moody. SMU's next home game, against [22/22] Memphis on Feb. 1, was announced as a sellout on Jan. 22. SMU has more than 1,000 new season tickets for 2013-14. Avg. Attendance from 2011-12 to 2012-13 - 71.1% increase (3,443 from 2,013).

BALANCED SCORING: On offense, eight Mustangs are averaging at least 5.2 points per game. The team is averaging 71.9 points per game with Nic Moore (13.4) and Markus Kennedy (11.8) averaging double figures.

BENCH SCORING: SMU is averaging 30.3 points per game off the bench. SMU had 43 points off the bench on Jan. 18 against Hofstra, the Mustangs' fifth game this season with 40+ bench points (42 vs. Rhode Island, 45 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 49 vs. McNeese State).

CRASHING THE GLASS: The Mustangs have outrebounded their opponents in 18 of 20 games, averaging 38.5 rebounds per game compared to their opponents' 30.3 per game. SMU is 11th in the nation and 1st in The American in rebounding margin at +8.3. The Mustangs have hauled in double digit offensive rebounds in 14 of 20 games, including 8 of the last 10, and have had 15+ offensive rebounds 5 times this year.

EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE: The Mustangs enter the game averaging 13.6 second chance points, outscoring their opponents in that department in 16 of 20 games this season. SMU has scored in double digits in all but 4 games in 2013-14 (at UIC, vs. USF, vs. Hofstra, at Houston). The Mustangs have outscored their opponents by 10+ in second chance points four times, including an 18-3 margin at No. 12/8 Louisville.

FG% 50+: In 8 games this year, SMU has shot 50% or better. In the Mustangs' 87-61 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, SMU shot 66.7% from the field, tying for the sixth-highest clip in program history. The Mustangs are 15th in the nation and 1st in The American in field goal percentage at 48.7%.

FG% DEFENSE: On defense, SMU is holding opponents to 36.2% from the field (1st American, 2nd NCAA). SMU has held 22 of its last 29 (16 of 20 this year) opponents under 40%. The Mustangs have held the opposition to 35% shooting or less 11 times this season. SMU has held 9 opponents (4 of 5) this year to 30% or less from the field in the first half. Last season, SMU was 29th in the NCAA in field goal percentage defense (.395). That was the first time SMU had kept opponents below 40% for a season since 1961-62.

(A) LITTLE HELP FROM THEIR FRIENDS: SMU is 3rd in The American and 43rd in the nation in assists, entering the game averaging 15.3. The Mustangs have assisted on at least 50% of their field goals in 18 of 20 games this season. SMU has dished out 20 or more assists in 5 games in 2013-14.

NATIONAL EXPOSURE: 21 of the Mustangs' games will be broadcast live on national television this season, six more than the last five years combined. All 18 of SMU's American Athletic Conference games will air on either the ESPN family of networks or CBS Sports Network. The Mustangs also had eight non-conference games available on ESPN3.

PAINT IS KEY: The Mustangs have outscored their opponents in the paint in all 20 games this year. SMU has scored 50 or more points in the paint twice this season, a 54-point output against Rhode Island (11/11) and 52 points against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (11/24). SMU has scored 40+ paint points 6 times, including two of the last five games (USF (42) and Hofstra (42)). On average, the Mustangs have outscored their opponents in the key by a count of 35.3-19.0.

RECEIVING VOTES: The Mustangs received votes in the AP poll this week (3) for the fourth time this season. SMU also received votes in the AP poll on Jan. 20 (2 votes), Jan. 6 (9 votes) and Dec. 23 (1 vote). For the first time this season, the Mustangs also received a vote in the USA Today Coaches' Poll. This is the first season SMU has received votes since 2003-04 (Dec. 23, 2003).

ROAD MUSTANGS: The Mustangs are 14-13 under Larry Brown in road/neutral games (10-9 road/4-4 neutral). This season, SMU is 6-4 away from home with a 4-3 road mark. In 2012-13, SMU went 6-7 on the road, winning 6 regular season road games for the first time since doing the same in 2001-02. The Mustangs went 3-2 in non-conference road games, winning 3 non-league games on the road for the first time since 2003-04. Dec. 1 is also the earliest SMU has had 3 road wins, beating the previous date of Dec. 9 in 2003-04.

RPI WATCH: The Mustangs entered the week (Jan. 27) at No. 41 in the NCAA Men's Basketball RPI, one of five American Athletic Conference teams in the top 50. SMU is 3-4 against teams in the RPI top 100, with wins over No. 38 Connecticut, No. 78 Wyoming and No. 100 Sam Houston St. All four of the Mustangs' losses have come against teams in the top 100, including three in the top 30 (at Arkansas 77, vs. Virginia 22, at Cincinnati 24, at Louisville 29).

TURNAROUND +53: SMU defeated Rhode Island 89-58 (+31) on Nov. 11. That was a 53-point turnaround from the previous meeting, a 72-50 (-22) loss at Rhode Island on Dec. 15, 2012. That tied the largest turnaround in SMU history for consecutive meetings against the same opponent. The previous 53-point mark was set when SMU defeated Memphis 70-60 at Moody Coliseum on Jan. 30, 2010 after falling 90-47 at #5 Memphis on Feb. 18, 2009.

UPSET SPECIAL: SMU's win over No. 17/15 Connecticut on Jan. 4 was its first over a ranked opponent since Dec. 21, 2003, when the Mustangs won at No. 17 Purdue by a count of 60-59. It was also SMU's first home win over a ranked opponent since it topped No. 25 Houston 70-60 on Jan. 30, 1993. SMU beat No. 2 Louisville on March 17, 1967, the highest ranked team the Mustangs have defeated in their program's history. The last time the Mustangs defeated two ranked teams in the same season was in 1984-85, a season when the Mustangs were 3-1 against ranked opponents, including a 72-64 win over No. 19 Louisville.

RECORDS UPDATE:
SMU - TEAM
FG% - 66.7 (32-48), T-6th, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 11/24
3FG% - 71.4 (10-14), T-3rd, McNeese State 12/2
OPPONENT - TEAM
3FG% - 71.4 (10-14), T-3rd, vs. [RV/RV] Virginia 11/29
3FGA - 34 (10-34), T-6th, McNeese State 12/2
OPPONENT - INDIVIDUAL
Steals - 6, T-4th, Tevin Hammond, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 11/24

INDIVIDUAL NOTES: DOUBLE-DOUBLES:
2013-14 Opponent Stats Season Career
Moreira Sam Houston St 11/26 13 pts, 12 rebs 1st 1st
Kennedy USF 1/15 18 pts, 10 rebs 1st 1st
Kennedy Hofstra 1/19 12 pts, 12 rebs 2nd 2nd
Kennedy Rutgers 1/21 18 pts, 10 rebs 3rd 3rd
Kennedy at Houston 1/26 15 pts, 10 rebs 4th 4th
2012-13 Opponent Stats Season Career
Manuel Rider 11/21 24 pts, 11 rebs 1st 1st
Williams vs. UALR 11/24 15 pts, 10 rebs 1st 1st
Williams at Hofstra 12/1 10 pts, 10 rebs 2nd 2nd
Cunningham [RV/RV] Wyoming 1/2 14 pts, 11 rebs 1st 1st
Manuel Houston 2/2 15 pts, 10 asts 2nd 2nd
Cunningham Rice 2/27 13 pts, 13 rebs 2nd 2nd
2011-12
N. Moore (ISU) at Ole Miss 3/14 24 pts, 10 asts 1st 1st

STREAKS (STAT):
10+points: Markus Kennedy 11 (11, 17, 15, 12, 10, 12, 18, 15, 12, 18, 15), Nic Moore (28), Nick Russell (10)
8+ rebounds: Markus Kennedy 8 (9, 8, 8, 10, 8, 12, 10, 10)
Dbl-Dbl: Markus Kennedy 3 (12 pts,12 rebs; 18 pts,10 rebs; 15 pts, 10 rebs)
5+ assists:
3+ steals: Nic Moore (3)
2+ blocks: Markus Kennedy 3 (2, 4, 2), Sterling Brown (2)

Sterling Brown (6-6, 200, G, Fr.): Has played in all 20 games, starting the last 8, averaging 3.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 16.6 minutes per game. Scored a season-high 9 points on 3-4 shooting and tallied 3 assists in his third career start against UCONN. Had a team-high seven rebounds in 13 minutes against Texas State. Scored first two collegiate points against Rhode Island.

Cannen Cunningham (6-10, 225, C, Jr.): Played in all 20 games, averaging 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per game. Tallied a season-high 14 points to go along with a season-high 3 blocks and 3 rebounds against Hofstra (1/19). Scored 8 points and hauled in 4 rebounds in a season-high 21 minutes at No. 12/8 Louisville. Tied a season-high in rebounds with 6 in SMU's win over UTPA. SMU Career Rankings: 89 blocks, good for seventh at SMU.

Kevin Dunleavy (6-3, 180, G, Jr.): Played in 7 games. Hauled in an offensive rebound, and scored the put-back for his second basket of the season against Hofstra. Scored his first career points (2) against McNeese State. Made his first appearance of the season against Rhode Island. 2012-13: Averaged 1.8 minutes in five games a year ago. Recorded his first career steal at Hofstra.

Keith Frazier (6-5, 190, G, Fr.): Played in 19 games, averaging 5.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 16.4 minutes per game. Scored 7 of his 9 points against UCONN in a 2:08 stretch in the early stages of the second half to take SMU from 38-38 to 45-41 to kick-start a 15-6 run. Did not play at Arkansas (injury). Third on the team with 11 points, including nine from beyond the arc, in his collegiate debut against TCU. Prep: McDonald's All-American

Crandall Head (6-4, 180, G, RS-Jr.): Played in 16 games, averaging 1.1 points and 1.0 rebounds in 6.7 minutes. Scored a career-high six points to go along with a season-high two assists against McNeese State. Had two points and two rebounds in his SMU debut against TCU.

Markus Kennedy (6-9, 245, F, RS-So.): Played in all 20 games, starting 6, averaging 11.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 1.4 steals and 1.5 assists in 23.5 minutes. In conference play, averaging 14.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.7 assists. Has led SMU in scoring and rebounding in the same game 6 times in the last 9 games. Has scored in double figures in 11-straight games, after recording his fourth double-double against Houston, scoring 15 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Recorded his first career double-double, scoring a career-high 18 points to go along with a career-high 10 rebounds, a career-high four steals and three assists in 28 minutes against USF. Led the Mustangs in points, rebounds, blocks and steals at Cincinnati, scoring 12, hauling in 9 rebounds, while adding 3 blocks and 2 steals. Set a new career-high with 17 points, and tied a season-high 7 rebounds in his fifth-game in double figures against UTPA. Recorded or tied team-highs in rebounds (5), assists (5) and blocks (2) against Virginia. Went 8-8 from the free-throw line against Sam Houston State. Tallied four points, four rebounds, one block and a steal in his SMU debut against TCU. Conference Rankings: 7th in FG% (52.9), 6th in blocked shots (1.4), 6th in rebounding (7.0) 5th in defensive rebounds (5.2). Awards: American Athletic Conference Honor Roll three times (12/23, 1/20, 1/27)

Ryan Manuel (6-4, 185, G, Jr.): Played in all 20 games, starting 11, averaging 5.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 19.8 minutes. Hauled in a season-high 6 rebounds at Wyoming, all is the first half. Scored a season-high 14 points against UTPA. Had a season-high four assists to go along with eight points against McNeese State. Career-high three blocks to go along with three assists, two points and a steal in 20 minutes against Texas State. School Record: Netted the most free-throws by a sophomore (2012-13) in SMU history with 167, a mark that included nine games of 7+ free throws.

Ben Moore (6-8, 185, F, Fr.): Played in all 20 games, averaging 6.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 13.6 minutes. Scored in double figures for the second consecutive game, tallying 12 points and 5 rebounds in SMU's 70-56 win over Rutgers. Recorded a season-high and game-high five assists to go along with 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting against McNeese State. Tallied 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting while adding two blocks and an assist at Arkansas. Awards: American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week twice (11/18, 1/27) Prep: All-Illinois Honorable Mention selection and Mr. Basketball finalist.

Nic Moore (5-9, 170, G, RS-So.): Started all 20 games, averaging 13.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.3 steals in 31.5 minutes. Has scored in double figures in 16 of 20 games, and has made multiple 3PT field goals in 13 of 20 games. Scored a career-high 28 points, including 22 in the second half to lead the Mustangs to a come-from-behind 75-68 win over Houston. Tied a season-high (on Jan. 4) with 20 points to go along with 6 assists in 35 minutes to lead SMU to an upset over No. 17/15 Connecticut. Led SMU to its first road win of the season on Dec. 4, scoring 20 points on 6-11 shooting (3-5 from three), while adding 7 assists. First player to go 5-for-5 or better from beyond the arc since Rodney Clinkscales did so on 11/12/10 against Arkansas- Little Rock. Conference Rankings: 13th in scoring (12.6), 12th in FG% (48.9), 4th in assists (4.6), 6th in FT% (84.4), 4th in 3PT FG% (44.9), 5th in 3PT made (2.0), 5th in assist/turnover ratio (1.9) and 9th in minutes played (31.5) Awards: American Athletic Conference Honor Roll four times (11/18, 12/2, 12/9 and 1/6).

Yanick Moreira (6-11, 220, C, Jr.): Out 3-6 weeks from Jan. 9. Started 14 games, averaging 9.1 points and 5.6 rebounds in 18.4 minutes. First Mustang to record a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds against Sam Houston State, his fourth-straight game in double figures in points. Shot 6-of-6 from the floor against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, the first player to shoot perfect from the field (min. 5 FGM) since Papa Dia went 10-10 against Southern Miss on Jan. 22, 2011. Awards: American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (11/25) Conference Rankings (at time of injury): Seventh in FG% (56.6), 14th in defensive rebounds (3.9). 2012-13: JUCO All-America and the No. 1 junior college prospect by JUCO Junction on Rivals.

Jean-Micheal Mudiay (6-3, 200, G, Jr.): Played 7 games, pulling down 2 rebounds in 9 minutes. Made his NCAA Division I debut against Rhode Island. 2011-13: Played two seasons at Western Texas College, averaging 3.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.9 steals a year ago.

Nick Russell (6-4, 210, G, RS-Sr.): Played in all 20 games, starting 19, averaging 8.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 30.2 minutes per game. Tallied 10 points to put himself in double figures for the fifth time this season. Scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half to help propel the Mustangs to a 9-point win over No. 17/15 Connecticut. Drained his seventh three of the season to kick-start SMU's game-ending 11-2 run in its win at Wyoming. Tied a career-high with 9 assists, and tied a career-high with 8 rebounds against UTPA. 2012-13: Scored in double-figures in all but five games last season, and in 17-straight games from Jan. 2-March 9. Conference Rankings: 11th in assists (3.4), 9th in assist/turnover ratio (1.6).

Jonathan Wilfong (6-2, 185, G, Fr.): Played in 6 games, scoring 6 points, pulling down 3 rebounds in 9 minutes. Scored his first collegiate points in his first collegiate game on the Mustangs' second-to-last possession against Rhode Island.

Shawn Williams (6-7, 230, F, RS-Sr.): Played in all 20 games, starting 19, averaging 4.8 points and 3.0 rebounds in 17.0 minutes per game. Had a season-high 16 points on a season-high 6 made field goals, to go along with a season-high 7 rebounds in a season-high 26 minutes in SMU's win over USF. It was the second-straight game Williams scored in double figures, after scoring 10 at No. 12/8 Louisville 2012-13: Third at SMU in rebound average with 5.2 a game in 2012-13, in addition to averaging 8.5 points and 0.8 blocks per game.

Larry Brown IN OT (NCAA): 3-6
1/16/81 UCLA at Arizona St L, 78-74 (3ot) Pac 10 Game
1/4/86 Kansas at Memphis L, 83-80
3/21/86 Kansas vs. Michigan St W, 96-86 NCAA RSF (Kansas City)
12/29/86 Kansas vs. Ohio St L, 79-78 Rainbow Classic (Honolulu)
12/30/86 Kansas at Hawaii W, 81-80 Rainbow Classic (Honolulu)
2/4/87 Kansas at Kansas St W, 80-75 (2ot) Big 8 Game
2/28/87 Kansas at Nebraska L, 83-81 Big 8 Game
2/20/88 Kansas vs. Duke L, 74-70
2/2/13 SMU vs. Houston L, 84-80 C-USA Game

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