Battle of the Blue Bloods goes to UConn Huskies

Uconn HuskiesIn an ultra rare match-up between a seven and an eight seed in the National Championship game, it felt more like a battle of two traditional powers who are ranked number one. While both teams have a pedigree of championships, both of these teams are on the way back up form a down turn the last few years. Continue reading

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Mustangs race past tigers to advance

MustangsSMU Mustangs defeat Clemson 65-59 to advance to NIT finals

In a recurring theme in the NIT tournament, the Mustangs came out looking sluggish and had trouble getting started in their semi-final game at Madison Square Garden, and they once again went in at the half with a deficit. But in True SMU fashion, they fought back and snatched victory in the final minutes. Continue reading

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Regardless of ending; Mustangs season has been a special one

MustangsMustangs heading to New York to try to win NIT

When the season started, most “experts” and people around the program were thinking SMU would show a vast improvement from last season and probably finish around the middle of the conference. But I don’t think anyone would have expected the Mustangs to start out like they did and make it nearly the whole season without losing at home. Continue reading

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Mustangs advance in dramatic fashion

MustangsMustangs advance to New York for NIT semi-finals

The SMU Mustangs seem to have a flair for the dramatic, because in the final game at Moody coliseum this season, they made sure it went down to the wire with a chance to play in New York on the NIT semi-finals and championship. Nic Moore hit the winning shot with 6.5 seconds left on the clock with a chance to advance. Fortunately for SMU the final shot put up by Cal would bounce away harmlessly. Continue reading

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SMU Snubbed by Tourney; #1 in NIT

SMU MustangsSunday night we found out the SMU Mustangs were not picked to play in the NCAA tournament, which seemed to send a shock around the College Basketball world. Many of the experts had the Mustangs at least making the “first four” play in game if not being a middle seed somewhere in the tourney. But the selection committee ended up going against the Mustangs because of three tough losses to end the season. The Houston loss in the American Athletic Conference Tournament was probably the dagger, because they needed to have a good showing to have a chance to improve their status with the selection committee. Continue reading

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