NCAA Men's Basketball

SMU Mustangs (15-17)


Sun. 3/3 Thu. 3/7 Sun. 3/10 Thu. 3/14 Fri. 3/15
vs. Wich 
L 55-67
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@ Hou 
L 79-90
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@ USF 
W 77-71
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@ Tulsa 
W 74-65
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@ Cin 
L 74-82
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No. 24 Cincinnati beats SMU in American quarterfinals

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) When it came to the final minutes of a close game, No. 24 Cincinnati had enough energy to finally pull away and advance to the American Athletic Conference semifinals

Jarron Cumberland had two late three-point plays and finished with 26 points to help the Bearcats beat SMU 82-74 on Friday night. Cincinnati (26-6) will face the Temple-Wichita State winner in the semifinals.

Tied at 66 with 4:53 remaining, the Bearcats steadily pulled away with Cumberland taking over. His three-point plays came with 3:46 remaining and 2:21. The Mustangs missed shots and were left to foul in hopes of cutting into the lead.

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Leaders
Points: J. McMurray18.1
Rebounds: F. Hunt6.4
Assists: J. Whitt Jr.4.0
FG%: J. Whitt Jr.48.8%
FT%: E. Chargois69.9%
3P%: J. McMurray39.5%
Steals: J. Whitt Jr.1.4
Blocks: I. Mike1.1
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke29-5
2 Virginia29-3
3 North Carolina27-6
4 Gonzaga30-3
5 Michigan State28-6
6 Tennessee29-5
7 Kentucky27-6
8 Michigan28-6
9 Texas Tech26-6
10 Florida State27-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke29-5
2 Virginia29-3
3 Gonzaga30-3
4 North Carolina27-6
5 Tennessee29-5
6 Michigan State28-6
7 Kentucky27-6
8 Michigan28-6
9 Houston31-3
10 Texas Tech26-6
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American Athletic Conference Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
11 Houston 16-2 31-3
22 Cincinnati 14-4 28-6
UCF 13-5 23-8
Temple 13-5 23-10
Memphis 11-7 22-13
Wichita State 10-8 19-14
South Florida 8-10 19-13
Tulsa 8-10 18-14
Connecticut 6-12 16-17
SMU 6-12 15-17
East Carolina 3-15 10-21
Tulane 0-18 4-27
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 72.0 (193)
Rebounds: 11.7 (66)
Assists: 13.8 (147)
FG%: 44.2% (187)
FT%: 71.5% (153)
3P%: 34.1% (202)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 70.3 (155)
Rebounds: 23.9 (282)
Assists: 15.4 (335)
FG%: 42.8% (124)
FT%: 72.4% (288)
3P%: 35.1% (236)