Lsu 40 27 67
Smu 35 45 80
Date of game: 3/24/2014

Recap: SMU vs. LSU

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Led by 16 points and seven rebounds from Nick Russell, the SMU Mustangs downed the LSU Tigers 80-67 in a second round battle of the National Invitation Tournament at Moody Coliseum.

For the Mustangs (25-9), Nic Moore also finished with 16 points and dished out five assists, while Markus Kennedy scored 13 and Shawn Williams and Keith Frazier each chipped in with 11 points. The Mustangs now move on to the quarterfinal round later this week to take on California.

Johnny O'Bryant III led the Tigers (20-14) with 16 points, while Andre Stringer added 15 points, Jordan Mickey scored 14 and Jarell Martin tallied 10 points.

LSU was hot from deep to start the game, connecting on 5-of-10 from beyond the arc in the first half, part of a 48.4 percent shooting performance from the field, as the Tigers took a 40-35 lead at the break. SMU had a good stroke early as well, knocking down 51.7 percent of its field goal tries, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range in the opening twenty minutes.

After the break, SMU stayed hot, knocking down 64.3 percent of its shots from the field, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range. LSU struggled with its shot in the second half, hitting on just 38.5 percent of its field goal attempts, including 3-of-13 from beyond the arc. The Mustangs opened the second half on an 13-3 run and never trailed again, eventually pushing their lead to as many as 17 points.

SMU finished with a 38-30 advantage in points in the paint. The Mustangs also had a slight edge on the boards, outrebounding the Tigers 33-31.

Game Notes

Utes and Bruins meet in Pac-12 tussle

Fresh off knocking Arizona State out of the national rankings, the eighth-ranked UCLA Bruins will face another challenge when they play host to the Utah Utes in a Pac-12 Conference clash on Saturday night.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Stewart still coping with tragedy

Seven weeks after his involvement in an accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race on a dirt track in Upstate New York, Tony Stewart continues to deal with emotions surrounding the tragic incident.

Charles, Watt, Novak named AFC's best for Week 4

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and San Diego Chargers kicker Nick Novak have been selected as the AFC's top players for Week 4 of the NFL season.

Nothin' but Net: Coaching hot seat already burning

With NBA Media Day barely behind us, it's perfect fair and reasonable to already speculate as to which coaches will be fired soonest.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
Team CHOCOLATE MILK member Owen Hammond recovers post-race with lowfat chocolate milk after finishing 140.6 miles at IRONMAN Chattanooga.

0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.