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5 Thoughts: SMU falls short in NIT Championship, but future looks extremely bright

Southern Methodist Mustangs center Cannen Cunningham (15), Southern Methodist Mustangs guard Sterling Brown (3), Southern Methodist Mustangs guard Jonathan Wilfong (20) sit dejected after their name was not called to play in the NCAA Tournament during the SMU NCAA Tournament …

Overheard: Larry Brown on sightseeing in NYC, recruiting and SMU’s NIT run

SMU coach Larry Brown yells at his team as they play Louisville at Moody Coliseum in Dallas March 5, 2014. (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News)

Larry Brown leads SMU to NIT final

NEW YORK -- Larry Brown went 23-59 in his one season coaching the New York Knicks. Things are going a lot better at Southern Methodist. The Mustangs have now won 27 games this season -- one off the school record -- in only Brown’s second year at the helm. And their latest victory came in a place he knows well: Madison Square Garden. SMU trailed by 13 early in the second half Tuesday, and didn’t take its first lead until just more than five minutes remained.

W2W4: The NIT semifinals

NEW YORK -- Here's what to watch for in Tuesday's semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET, and you can watch the games on ESPN2. HOME SWEET HOME: Brooklyn native and former Knicks coach Larry Brown returns to the Garden and should receive a warm welcome. The 73-year-old Hall of Famer has rejuvenated the Southern Methodist basketball program in just two years at the helm. The Mustangs were 13-19 in 2011-12, prior to Brown's arrival.

5 Thoughts: Nic Moore comes up big late for SMU; fans boo Cowboys’ Tony Romo, Jason Garrett

SMU players celebrate late in the second half of their 64-55 victory over Connecticut in an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

SMU’s third-round NIT game vs. Cal is sold out

SMU’s game against Cal on Wednesday in the third round of the National Invitation Tournament at Moody Coliseum is sold out. It will be a record ninth sellout at Moody. The Mustangs (25-9) defeated UC Irvine in the first round …

Former SMU/NBA player Quinton Ross had tough Monday after being reported dead

Former SMU/NBA player Quinton Ross said Monday was a “tough day” after being reported dead. According to ProBasketballTalk.nbcsports.com, Ross called into Dallas hip-hop station K104 to make sure everyone knew he was OK. “It’s been a crazy morning…” he said over the …

5 Thoughts: Moody Coliseum as electric as ever in SMU’s win over LSU; Frazier will be special

SMU Mustangs guard Nic Moore (11) reacts to missing a three pointer while being fouled by Cincinnati Bearcats guard Sean Kilpatrick (23) in the first half of American Athletic Conference NCAA Basketball action at Moody Coliseum on the SMU campus …

SMU offers son of ex-Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Keyshawn Johsnon

It’s not often SMU offers 2017 prospects. But earlier this week the Mustangs extended a scholarship to Mission Viejo (CA) freshman wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr., the son of former Dallas Cowboys wide out Keyshawn Johnson. SMU already has Deion …

SMU’s Larry Brown addresses Yanick Moreira’s social media complaints about playing time

SMU coach Larry Brown addressed center Yanick Morreira’s complaints about playing time on social media. Morreira, used sparingly since returning from a knee injury, aired several complaints about his lack of minutes on social media. Brown, unaware of the comments …

SMU-LSU NIT game on Monday at Moody is sold out

SMU’s second-round game against LSU in the National Invitation Tournament on Monday at Moody Coliseum is sold out. This marks the eighth sellout since the facility reopened on Jan. 4. The Mustangs, who opened the season with a 6-0 mark …

SMU’s Larry Brown named one of five finalists for Naismith Coach of the Year

SMU coach Larry Brown is one of five finalists for the Naismith Coach of the Year award, given by the Atlanta Sports Council. The Hall of Famer won the award in 1988, when he led Kansas to the national title. Brown, in his second …

SMU notes: Larry Brown takes jab at NCAA; donors buy all student tickets for 2nd round

SMU’s Larry Brown has seen a lot coaching basketball for 50 years, but he never witnessed what happened during the Mustangs’ 68-54 win over UC Irvine on Wednesday night at Moody Coliseum. Two second-half fouls called on UC Irvine were …

5 Thoughts: Tallest player in college basketball can’t keep SMU from notching first postseason win since 2011

The SMU crowd watches Louisville beat their basketball team 84-71 at Moody Coliseum in Dallas March 5, 2014. (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News)

Rick Hart, SMU athletic director, defends the Mustangs’ non-conference basketball schedule

SMU athletic director Rick Hart defended the Mustangs’ non-conference basketball schedule, saying it was “appropriately challenging.” The NCAA Tournament selection committee cited a “soft non-conference schedule” as the reason SMU, despite a 23-9 record with four victories over ranked teams, …

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