Coach Larry Brown with seniors Nick Russell (left) and Shawn Williams
Dec. 23, 2013
DALLAS (SMU) --- The SMU Men's Basketball team received a vote in the Associated Press Top 25 on Monday. The Mustangs, in their second season under Coach Larry Brown, are 10-2 following a 62-54 victory at Wyoming on Friday.
SMU opens American Athletic Conference play at Cincinnati on New Year's Day. The Mustangs then host No. 15/15 Connecticut on Jan. 4 in the first basketball game in the renovated Moody Coliseum. The Jan. 4 matchup is already sold out. The game at Cincinnati and the UCONN game are televised on ESPNU and available on the SMU Radio Network with flagship KAAM 770 AM in DFW.
The Mustangs rank second nationally in field goal percentage defense (.357), eighth in field goal percentage (.509), 12th in rebound margin (+9.6), 17th in scoring defense (61.1), 17th in 3-point percentage (.412) and 26th in assists (16.2).
This is the first vote SMU has received since Dec. 23, 2003. The 10-2 start is the best for SMU through 12 games since an 11-1 start in 1999-2000.
Less than 30 men's season and mini-season tickets still remain and include the UCONN game. Other ticket options are available for the remaining men's basketball games. For more information or to purchase any plans or tickets, call the SMU Ticket Office at 214-SMU-GAME (214-768-4263) or log on to SMUMustangs.com.
Earlier today, sophomore forward Markus Kennedy was named to The American weekly honor roll after averaging 16.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in the Mustangs' two wins last week. Sophomore guard Nic Moore has been on the honor roll three times, with junior center Yanick Moreira also earning one appearance. Freshman forward Ben Moore was named the Rookie of the Week earlier this season.