Sarah Davis' last second three-pointer didn't connect as the SMU women's basketball team fell one point short against Nevada Saturday night, 63-62 in Reno. The Mustangs, who led 35-29 after the first half, dropped their first conference contest of the year. The loss also snapped SMU's eight game winning streak.
The Mustangs led for nearly the entire first half, building a 10-point lead over the Wolfpack with 6:30 to play. The Mustangs continued to lead early on in the second half, building a nine-point advantage at the 14:38 mark.
Nevada then went on a 15-6 run to tie SMU at 52-52 with 7:29 left. Katy Cobb gave SMU its last lead of the night, 54-52, before Nevada pulled ahead for good. Janielle Dodds pulled the Mustangs within one with a free throw with 52 seconds, but Davis' three-pointer at the buzzer didn't connect, giving Nevada the close home victory.
Dodds and Katie Gross led the Mustangs with 12 points each, while Cobb chipped in with 10 points. After shooting 48% in the first half, the Mustangs shot 31% in the second half of play.
The loss marked only the second time this year the Mustangs have dropped a ballgame, running their record to 12-2 on the year. SMU returns to the hardwood Thursday, Jan. 13 when they host Hawaii at Moody Coliseum. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online at smumustangs.com.