SMU Returns To Action Tuesday At Temple
Simpson recorded ninth double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds; Mahnesmith scored 15
SMU plays second-seeded Memphis Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
SMU faces Marshall in first round of C-USA Championships
2013-14 (RS Junior): Played in all 32 games with seven starts, averaging 15.2 minutes...Recorded 2.9 points per game with 3.0 rebounds...Scored six or more points in eight games...Reached double figures with a season-high 11 points against Temple (1/14)...Recorded 24 assists, 14 steals, and 18 blocks...Posted a team-high nine rebounds and finished with nine points against Southeastern Louisiana (12/4)...Shot better than 40 percent in seven games.
2011-12 (Sophomore):Played in 31 games with four starts, averaging 13.5 minutes...Scored 3.9 points per game with 2.7 rebounds...Shot 34.6 percent from beyond the arc (18-of-52)...Made 44 field goals and went 15-for-22 at the free throw line...Had 21 steals and 16 blocks...Recorded 36 assists...Scored a career-high 16 points against Memphis (2/9)...Also reached double figures with 11 points against Wake Forest (12/21)...Made a career-high three 3-pointers at Marshall (1/15)...Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds twice, against Wake Forest (12/21) and at Houston (2/2)...Had four steals at UTEP (2/23).
2010-11 (Freshman): Played in 16 games, averaging 7.6 minutes...Averaged 1.3 points and rebounds per game...Was 7-of-27 from the field and 7-of-13 from the free throw line...Had 10 steals, six assists and six blocks.
Game Highlights: vs. Marshall (2/10) Scored a season-high seven points... vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/1) Had two assists, two steals and two blocks.
Prep: Four-year letterwinner for coach Kit Kyle at Marcus High School in Lewisville, Texas...Earned first-team 6-5A All-District honors for three years...Named 6-5A District MVP and first team TABC All-Region during senior year...Named Marcus High School Varsity Team MVP for senior year.
Personal: Daughter of Reginald and Jo Ann Short...Has two siblings, Asia and Isaiah...Anticipates majoring in corporate communications and public affairs while at SMU.