Historic Comeback Leads Mustangs to 81-74 OT Win Over Tulsa
DALLAS (AP) -- Bryan Hopkins scored 26 points as SMU rallied late to force overtime and beat Tulsa 81-74 on Thursday night at Moody Coliseum.
SMU (14-12, 9-8 Western Athletic Conference) trailed by 12 with less than seven minutes left before it capped an 18-5 run with Eric Castro's game-tying layup with six seconds remaining.
Hopkins scored 24 of his points in the second half and overtime. He also had six assists and played all but two minutes. Patrick Simpson had 22 points and Castro added 14 for the Mustangs
It was the seventh largest comeback in SMU history. Brett McDade led Tulsa (9-18, 5-12 WAC) with 18 points. Jarius Glenn scored 16 for the Golden Hurricanes, who fell to 1-9 on the road.
The Mustangs play their final home game of the season Saturday, Mar. 5 when they host Rice. Tip-off is slated for 7:00 p.m. Tickets to the contest can be purchased online at smumustangs.com or by calling 214-SMU-GAME. The winner of The Big Shot will be announced at halftime of the game.