Mustangs Take On Texas A&M In Corpus Christi Third Place Game Saturday At 5:30 PM
Nov. 30, 2013
The Last Meeting
November 16, 2009
The SMU Mustangs (5-2) face [RV/-] Texas A&M (6-1) in the third-place game of the Corpus Christi Challenge on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The game is televised on CBS Sports Network with radio on KAAM 770 AM.
LAST GAME (L, 76-73 vs Virginia - Nov. 29): CORPUS CHRISTI (AP) -- Anthony Gill made several buckets in the second half and finished with 19 points to lead Virginia (6-1) over SMU 76-73 in the semifinals of the Corpus Christi Challenge. Gill scored 12 points down the stretch to lead the Cavaliers to a 7-point lead with 5:05 remaining. SMU responded with baskets in the paint, the last a Yanick Moreira lay-in on a feed from Markus Kennedy. Moreira was fouled by Joe Harris on the play, and the made free throw drew the lead to 74-73. Keith Frazier stole the ball from Virginia as they tried to kill the clock, but Moreira was called for travelling with 2.0 seconds left. On the in-bounds play, Harris was fouled and made both shots.
THE SERIES VS. Texas A&M (90-87): This is the 178th meeting between the two schools with SMU holding a 90-87 advantage, including a 4-3 advantage on neutral floors. The Mustangs held an 85-81 in conference games when the two programs played in the Southwest Conference. Texas A&M swept a home and home in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, the only two meetings between the two teams since they completed their final season in the same conference in 1995-96.
LAST MEETING VS. TEXAS A&M (L, 80-68 on Nov. 16, 2009): DALLAS (AP)--Donald Sloan scored 24 points and Derrick Roland contributed 21 to lift Texas A&M to an 80-68 victory over SMU. The Dallas natives led the way in the Aggies' first game at SMU since 1996. The schools are former Southwest Conference rivals. Roland made all eight of his free throws and Sloan hit three 3-pointers for the Aggies. B.J. Holmes added 11 points with three 3-pointers for Texas A&M. Texas A&M led 36-26 at halftime, and after the Mustangs got within four points twice, stretched the lead back out to double digits. Roland scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half. Mouhammad Faye scored 21 points and Paul McCoy added 20 for SMU.