SMU MBB (2-0) At Texas State (2-0) - Sat. Nov. 17 - 7 p.m.
Nov. 16, 2012
SMU Mustangs (2-0) at TEXAS STATE Bobcats (2-0)
The Last Meeting
January 2, 2010
San Marcos, Texas
LAST GAME (W 64-61 at TCU on Nov. 15): FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Jalen Jones scored a career-high 21 points, including a career-high four 3-pointers, and SMU improved to 2-0 under coach Larry Brown with a 64-61 victory at TCU on Thursday night. Ryan Manuel added 16 points and Nick Russell 12 for the Mustangs. TCU (2-1) played without junior forward Amric Fields, who was hurt only 12 seconds into the game. SMU scored the first five points and never trailed, leading wire-to-wire. The Mustangs' biggest lead was 11 at the 13:17 mark of the second half (47-36). SMU led at halftime 33-26.
UP NEXT: SMU will participate in the four-game Hoops For Hope Classic starting Monday. SMU hosts Malone (Nov. 19, 8pm) and Rider (Nov. 21, 7:30pm) before heading to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for a contest against Arkansas-Little Rock (Nov. 24, 8:30pm) and then the final game against either South Carolina or Missouri State (Nov. 25, 6 or 8:30pm).
THE SERIES VS. TEXAS STATE (6-1): This is the eighth meeting between the two schools with SMU holding a 6-1 advantage. The Mustangs are 2-1 all-time when playing Texas State in on the road. The series dates back to the 1991-92 season with SMU winning the first matchup 63-59 in San Marcos. The Mustangs had won six straight matchups with the Bobcats prior to the last meeting, a 91-86 win for Texas State at home.
LAST MEETING VS. TEXAS STATE: (Jan. 2, 2010 - L, 86-91): SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - John Rybak scored 23 points and Dylan Hale added 14 as Texas State defeated SMU 91-86 Saturday. The Bobcats (5-8) scored the game's first 12 points, never trailed and led by as many as 19 in defeating the Mustangs for the first time in seven meetings. Derek Williams led SMU (5-7) with 29 points while Paul McCoy had 13 and Papa Dia 10 and 11 rebounds. Cameron Johnson finished with 11 points and Ryan White and Tony Bishop had 10 apiece for Texas State. The Mustangs won this season's first meeting, 94-86 in December, but spent all of Saturday's game playing from behind. The Bobcats, who led by double digits most of game, jumped ahead 19-3, led 45-27 at halftime and were up 52-33 with 16:56 to play.
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 38th season as a head coach and eighth at the NCAA level. He has an overall record of 1655-1192 when combining his head coaching marks from the NBA, the ABA, the NCAA and USA Basketball. His collegiate record is 179-61 (2-0 at SMU), making the NCAA tournament in each of his previous seven season including three Final Fours (1980, 1986, 1988) and the 1988 NCAA title.
Larry Brown AT HOME (NCAA): His teams are 96-11 (.897) at home. He is 1-0 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 AT HOME (NCAA): His teams are is 44-33 (.571) in NCAA road games. He is 1-0 with SMU after a 64-61 win at TCU on 11/15.
BIG EAST: Dec. 7, 2011 - SMU accepted an invitation to join the BIG EAST Conference in all sports, President R. Gerald Turner announced, fulfilling the University's goal to join a Bowl Championship Series Automatic Qualifier (BCS-AQ) conference, a standard of excellence in college athletics today. SMU, Houston and the UCF accepted full membership into the BIG EAST while Boise State and San Diego State will compete as members in the sport of football. The BIG EAST Conference Board of Directors, by a unanimous vote of its Presidents, extended the invitations for membership. SMU, Houston and UCF will begin competing in all BIG EAST-sponsored sports in the 2013-14 academic year, while Boise State and San Diego State will start competing in football in the 2013 season. Memphis also accepted an invitation to join the BIG EAST in all sports on Feb. 7.
COVERING PRACTICE: The SMU men's basketball team practices at 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding game days). Head Coach Larry Brown, other members of the staff and student-athletes will only be available BEFORE practice. Practices are open to members of the media. Media members can watch practice from designated areas off the court. Please notify the Public Relations Office in advance.
OPENING 2-0: The Mustangs are 2-0 for the first time since starting 2-0 in 2006-07. SMU's last start of better than 2-0 was a 4-0 beginning in 2000-01.
YOUTH & INEXPERIENCE: The Mustangs are one of the youngest and least experienced teams in the country this season, totaling just 11 collegiate seasons among those eligible to play this season. Team Yrs. Players Avg. Navy 14 18 0.78 UC Santa Barbara 14 18 0.78 Missouri State 9 11 0.82 Rice 8 9 0.89 Tulsa 12 13 0.92 Loyola, Ill. 16 16 1.00 Wright State 14 14 1.00 SMU 11 11 1.00 * 3 transfers sitting out this season North Carolina 12 12 1.00 UCF 13 12 1.08 Georgia State 19 16 1.19 UTEP 17 14 1.21
DOUBLE-DOUBLES: 2012-13 Opponent Season Career Jalen Jones Loyola Marymount 11/11 1st 1st
Brian Bernardi (Fr.): Hit his first career three-pointer against TCU (11/15); also added a rebound.
Cannen Cunningham (So.): Notched his fourth career 10-plus point game against LMU (10 points on 4-of-4 shooting)... Last season, played in 31 games with 3 starts...Averaged 3.3 points and 2.9 rebounds with a team-high 18 blocked shots.
Jordan Dickerson (Fr.): Played his first college minutes against LMU (11/11), grabbing three rebounds.
Kevin Dunleavy (So.): Played in 3 games last season.
London Giles (Sr.): Tallied seven points in 19 minutes against LMU (11/11).
Crandall Head (Transfer): Transferred after sophomore season at Illinois...Played in 26 games over 2 seasons at Illinois.
Jalen Jones (So.): Scored a career-high 21 points against TCU (11/14), including a career-high 4 three-pointers; also tallied a career-high in blocks (3); scored 15+ points for the fifth time in his career; grabbed 8 rebounds... Posted first career double-double against LMU (11 points, 11 rebounds); the 11 boards were a career single-game high for Jones.
Markus Kennedy (Transfer): Transferred after freshman season at Villanova...Averaged 3.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest in 31 games.
Ryan Manuel (So.): Scored a career high 16 points against TCU (11/14); made 8-of-11 FTs; had a career-high 5 assists... Made 12-of-15 free throws against LMU (11/11) the most made free throws by a Mustang since Derek Williams converted 14 attempts on Jan. 30, 2010 against Memphis.
Blaise Mbargorba (Fr.): Missed first two games with a shoulder injury.
Nic Moore (Transfer): Transferred after freshman season at Illinois State...At ISU, he played all 35 games with 29 starts...Averaged 10.0 points and 3.9 assists while posting a 1.71 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Uche Ofoegbu (Fr.): Snagged 4 rebounds in 10 minutes against TCU (11/14)... Appeared in his first minutes in college against LMU, grabbing one rebound.
Nick Russell (Jr.): Had 12 points and 4 assists against TCU (11/14)... Scored 19 points in his first game as a Mustang against LMU (11/11); also snagged five rebounds while posting three assists and two steals... Sat out last season after transferring from Kansas State.
Shawn Williams (Jr.): Appeared in all 40 minutes against TCU (11/14), a career-high; he tallied 7 points and 6 rebounds in the contest; was 5-of-6 from the FT line, marking a career-high in FTs made and attempted... Scored 12 points and seven rebounds against LMU, marking the sixth time in his career he's scored in double-digits; connected on 3-of-4 shots from three-point land, tying a personal best.
Garrett Wilson (Fr.): Made his first career appearance in college at the end of the first half against LMU (11/11).
FAMILIAR FOE: The Mustangs have met seven opponents more than 100 times. Rice 195 118-77 F9 at Rice, F27 at SMU TCU 188 103-85 N15 at TCU (W, 64-61) Texas A&M 177 90-87 Baylor 175 100-75 Texas 174 71-103 Arkansas 153 59-94 Texas Tech 104 47-57
Larry Brown IN OT (NCAA): 3-4 1/16/81 UCLA at Arizona State L 74-78 (3ot) Pac 10 Conference Game 1/4/86 Kansas at Memphis L 80-83 3/21/86 Kansas vs. Michigan State W 96-86 NCAA Regional SF (Kansas City, Mo.) 12/29/86 Kansas vs. Ohio State L 78-79 Rainbow Classic (Honolulu, Hawaii) 12/30/86 Kansas at Hawaii W 81-80 Rainbow Classic (Honolulu, Hawaii) 2/4/87 Kansas at Kansas State W 80-75 (2ot) Big 8 Conference Game 2/28/87 Kansas at Nebraska L 81-83 Big 8 Conference Game
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SMU SIGNS 3 FOR 2013-14: SMU Head Coach Larry Brown announced that three student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Mustangs beginning with the 2013-14 season, which will be SMU's first campaign in the BIG EAST. The class includes a top-flight junior college signee in Yanick Moreira and a pair of highly-touted Chicago-area student-athletes in Sterling Brown and Ben Moore. Brown is a four-star 6-4 guard from Proviso East High School, Moore is a three-star 6-8 forward from Bolingbrook High School, and Moreira is a 6-11 forward that is rated as high as No. 1 for junior college signees. The Mustangs will add six newcomers next season, including the three signees. SMU has three transfers sitting out this year in Nic Moore (5-9, 170, So. from Illinois State), Markus Kennedy (6-9, 260, So. from Villanova) and Crandall Head (6-4, 180, Jr. from Illinois).
SMU Men's Basketball Signees Sterling Brown - G, 6-4, 190 - Chicago, Ill. (Proviso East) Ben Moore - PF, 6-8, 185 - Bolingbrook, Ill. (Bolingbrook HS) Yanick Moreira - C/PF, 6-11, 220 - Luanda, Angola (South Plains C.C.)
Moody Coliseum Renovation And Expansion - $47 MILLION PROJECT:
Two lead gifts - a $20 million gift from the Moody Foundation and a $10 million commitment from SMU trustee David B. Miller '72, '73 and his wife Carolyn Lacy Miller - will help provide an extensive expansion and renovation of Moody Coliseum. Through the years, Moody Coliseum, a campus and Dallas landmark, has served both the University and community. Home to men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball and the pageantry of SMU Commencement, the coliseum also has hosted commencement ceremonies for thousands of area high school students, cultural programming and political rallies. Speakers have included four U.S. presidents and numerous other national and international figures. Moody Coliseum is undergoing expansion and extensive renovation, providing many new and improved features that include new premium seating, renovation of the entry lobby and concourses and state-of-the-art upgrades. This project will revitalize Moody Coliseum as a preeminent collegiate sports arena and multi-purpose event facility, preserving its historical character while adding the most modern technological enhancements. Construction began in August 2012 with the expansion of the building's north façade followed by renovation of the interior space and infrastructure upgrades. The renovated Moody Coliseum is scheduled to reopen in December 2013.
WORLD-CLASS FACILITY: The new Crum Basketball Center at SMU is a world-class training center. The 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks used the Crum Center for their 2008, 2009 and 2010 training camps. Several other NBA teams have used the facility when they are in town to play the Mavericks.