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VIDEO: MBB tops Abilene Christian, 70-51, improves to 7-0

Postby PonyPride » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:36 am

SMU men's basketball head coach Tim Jankovich and guards Kendric Davis and Tyson Jolly met the media after the Mustangs pulled away from Abilene Christian, 70-51, to improve to 7-0 and win the Southwestern Showdown.

Men's basketball tops Abilene Christian, 70-51, to win Southwestern Showdown

DALLAS (AP) -- Tyson Jolly had 18 points as SMU won its seventh straight game to open the season, defeating Abilene Christian 70-51 on Friday night. With the win, SMU was crowned champions of the 2019 Southwestern Showdown Presented by Engage Telehealth.

Kendric Davis and Feron Hunt each added a double-double for the Mustangs. Davis finished with 17 points and 10 assists while also scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Isiaha Mike had 12 points for SMU (7-0).

Joe Pleasant scored a career-high 20 points for the Wildcats (2-5). Payten Ricks added 15 points.

SMU faces Northwestern State at home on Tuesday. Tip-off is slated for 7:00 p.m. CT and tickets are available online at smumustangs.com/tickets.

vs. Northwestern State – Tue., Dec. 3, 2019 – 7 p.m. – Moody Coliseum
Radio: KAAM 770 AM // TuneIn App

SMU Starting Five: Tyson Jolly, Kendric Davis, Isiaha Mike, Feron Hunt, Everett Ray (1-0)

With the win SMU wins the Southwestern Showdown Presented by Engage Telehealth.
Mustangs go 4-0 vs. Jackson State, UNLV, Hartford and Abilene Christian
Kendric Davis named tournament MVP; Tyson Jolly and Feron Hunt join Davis on the All-Tournament team.
Pushes winning streak to seven and is 7-0 for the first time since 2015-16 (18-0 start). It's SMU's longest win streak since a 16-game win streak (Jan 15, 2017 – March 12, 2017)
SMU went on a 14-1 run from 13:40-6:27 in the 2nd half to extend a 5-point lead to an 18-point lead.
Feron Hunt and Kendric Davis both recorded double-doubles for the second consecutive game.

For the second game in a row, SMU scored 11+ points before the under 16 timeout.
Mustangs shot a season-high 62 percent on 26-of-42 shooting
SMU had four scorers in double-digits for the second straight game and third time this season.
The Mustangs had 3+ players score 15+ points in consecutive games for the first time since 11/12/17 and 11/15/17.

The Mustangs held their opponent scoreless for a 7+ minute period for the second consecutive game. Held ACU scoreless from 11:34 to 4:12 in first half.
Held opponent below 40 percent shooting (33%) for the sixth time in 7 games
SMU's five blocks are the second-highest total of the season.

#3 Kendric Davis, So.
Scored 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting; second straight double-double.
Set new career-high with 10 assists; previous high was 8 assists, set vs. Hartford on 11/27/19.
Southwestern Showdown Presented by Engage Telehealth tournament MVP.
#0 Tyson Jolly, Jr.
Tallied a team-high 18 points on 7-of-10, added five rebounds in the win.
Southwestern Showdown Presented by Engage Telehealth All-Tournament team.
#1 Feron Hunt, So.
Scored 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting. Added 10 rebounds; has 10+ boards four times this season and 24 of 39 games in his career.
Tied career-record with 4 blocks
Southwestern Showdown Presented by Engage Telehealth All-Tournament team.
#15 Isiaha Mike, Jr.
Finished with 12 points on 5-of-6 from the field; double-digit points in every game this season.
Head Coach Tim Jankovich:
SMU is now 44-10 in regular-season non-conference games under Jankovich, and are 36-3 at Moody in those games.
Jankovich improves to 235-159 as a head coach, and 77-38 at SMU.
SMU is 67-10 under Jankovich when leading at halftime, and 7-0 this season
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