SMU Earns Three Seed In AAC Tournament; Faces Houston On Thursday At 12 p.m. CT
March 8, 2014
DALLAS (SMU) – [18/18] SMU has earned the No. 3 seed in the inaugural American Athletic Conference Tournament next week at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. The Mustangs will play No. 6 seed Houston at 12 p.m. CT on Thursday in The American Quarterfinals on ESPNU.
The Mustangs third place finish in the conference is the program’s best since SMU finished third in the 2002-03 Western Athletic Conference standings. SMU is the only program in the nation to be in the top-10 in both field-goal percentage and field-goal percentage defense this season (games thru March 6).
SMU swept Houston in the regular season, earning a 75-68 win at Houston on Jan. 26, before defeating the Cougars 68-64 at Moody Coliseum on Feb. 19. SMU is 23-8 overall (12-6 American) heading into the conference tournament, while Houston will enter the postseason at 16-15 (8-10).
All four American Quarterfinal games will air on ESPNU. The winner of the quarterfinal will play its semifinal on Friday at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN or ESPN2.