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  1. Emmanuel Mudiay hopes to push SMU into next year’s NCAA Tournament

    Apr 2, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

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    McDonald’s All-American guard Emmanuel Mudiay is hoping to stay home in Dallas and take the SMU Mustangs to the next level.

  2. Gregg Marshall, Billy Donovan among finalists for Naismith Coach of the Year award

    Mar 20, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

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    The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the five finalists for the Naismith Coach of the Year award Thursday, and four of the five remaining candidates have teams in the NCAA tournament.

  3. Turnovers prove costly for No. 18 SMU in loss to No. 11 Louisville

    Mar 5, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

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    No. 18 SMU entered Wednesday’s game against No. 11 Louisville with an outside shot of winning the American Athletic Conference regular season title, which would have been a monumental achievement for Larry Brown’s program. But the Mustangs dropped an 84-71 decision to the Cardinals, and while Russ Smith’s 26-point night will get most of the…

  4. Larry Brown disagrees with Mark Cuban’s stance on NCAA/D-League debate

    Mar 5, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Last week Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban voiced his opinions on college basketball and the D-League, stating that the best young prospects would be better-served to play in the D-League instead of going to college. Cuban opined that players would make greater strides in regards to skill development playing in the NBA’s developmental league instead…

  5. SMU picks up much-needed quality road win at No. 21 UConn

    Feb 23, 2014, 4:38 PM EDT

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    Larry Brown’s SMU Mustangs have been much-improved this season, entering Sunday’s game at No. 21 UConn with 21 wins and a 10-4 record in American Athletic Conference play. Among those results are home victories over the Huskies, No. 11 Cincinnati and No. 22 Memphis, but something was missing from their resume: a quality win away…

  6. Bright future evident after SMU’s blowout win over No. 7 Cincinnati

    Feb 8, 2014, 10:23 PM EDT

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    Nick Russell finished with 15 points and Nic Moore chipped in with 14 as SMU picked up their biggest win in the Larry Brown era on Saturday night, smacking around No. 7 Cincinnati in Moody Coliseum and eventually winning 76-55. The Mustangs held Cincinnati to 35.4% and 4-for-22 from three, which isn’t exactly a shock…

  7. Report: SMU freshman Keith Frazier had at least one failing grade changed in HS

    Jan 27, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

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    SMU’s McDonald’s All-American freshman Keith Frazier was a huge recruiting coup for head coach Larry Brown, but according to a report from WFAA, an ABC affiliate in Dallas, there’s a possibility that Frazier should not have been allowed to graduate from high school. Frazier was reportedly failing or behind in three classes at the end…

  8. SMU beats Houston, surpasses last season’s win total

    Jan 26, 2014, 5:58 PM EDT

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    In his first season at the helm at SMU, Larry Brown led the Mustangs to a 15-win season despite the fact that two talented transfers in point guard Nic Moore and power forward Markus Kennedy were unable to play in games. Now that those two are available SMU’s become a better basketball team, and on…

  9. Partially torn MCL in left knee sidelines SMU forward Yanick Moreira

    Jan 10, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

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    Six days ago Larry Brown’s SMU Mustangs won their first game at the new Moody Coliseum, beating UConn 74-65 with Nic Moore accounting for 20 points and six assists to lead the way. Moore, a transfer from Illinois State, is just one of the impact newcomers on the roster, with another being junior college transfer…

  10. Larry Brown modeling SMU’s rebuild after John Thompson’s days at Georgetown

    Jan 6, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

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    One of the better stories during the early part of the college basketball season has been the resurgence of SMU behind legendary 73-year-old head coach Larry Brown. Many scoffed at the notion that Brown — who hadn’t coached in the college game for more than two decades — could turn around a program that had…

  11. SMU makes a statement, beats No. 17 UConn 74-65

    Jan 4, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

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    To get an idea of where we are in college basketball in 2014, think about this: No. 17 UConn playing at SMU is a league game, one where the Huskies taking a 74-65 loss to the Mustangs probably isn’t an upset. Let that sink in for a minute. UConn has won three national titles and…

  12. Keep an eye on SMU this season

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:58 PM EDT

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    Rhode Island took a trip down to Dallas to take on Larry Brown’s revamped SMU squad on Monday night, and it was a match-up that had “intriguing” written all over it. Both the Mustangs and the Rams brought in a number of high profile recruits this season. Both programs also had a number of transfers…

  13. SMU’s Jalen Jones announces he will transfer

    Nov 10, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

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    Eyebrows were raised during and after SMU’s season-opening win against TCU on Friday evening when Jalen Jones, SMU’s leading scorer and top offensive player from a year ago, did not dress for the game. There were no reports of Jones being hurt or suspended, so questions were naturally raised. Jones’ announcement of his decision to…

  14. American Athletic Conference 2013-14 Preview: Louisville comes back strong

    Oct 31, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  15. SMU commit Emmanuel Mudiay’s summer mixtape (VIDEO)

    Sep 14, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    It was hard to follow college basketball this summer, and not hear about Prime Prep Academy (Texas) point guard Emmanuel Mudiay. On Aug. 24, at the Under Armour Elite 24 in Brooklyn, the 6-foot-5, five-star recruit did the unthinkable and picked Larry Brown and SMU, rather than follow a long line of successful one-and-done point guards…

  16. Understated new floor the canvas of a resurgence at SMU? (VIDEO)

    Sep 13, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Many programs across the country have unveiled new courts this offseason, with the designs ranging from simple to in some cases outrageous. SMU has joined the ranks, unveiling a new court that coincides with the renovation of Moody Coliseum that greatly improves the home of SMU basketball. The court is simple to say the least,…

  17. Five-star center Myles Turner reconsidering SMU after Emmanuel Mudiay’s commitment

    Aug 26, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Larry Brown and SMU may be on the verge of an incredible Class of 2014. On Saturday, at halftime of the Elite 24 in Brooklyn, Prime Prep Academy (Texas) point guard Emmanuel Mudiay picked the Mustangs over Kentucky. Two days later, Trinity High (Texas) center Myles Turner, ranked No. 6 overall by Rivals, decided he…

  18. Is Larry Brown building SMU a program, or a team to send him into retirement?

    Aug 26, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT

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    Much has been made of Emmanuel Mudiay’s commitment to SMU from over the weekend. When a basketball program that has gone two full decades without reaching the NCAA tournament beats out Kentucky and John Calipari for a top five recruit, a lot of people take notice. One of the most consistent reactions to Mudiay’s commitment,…

  19. All-American Keith Frazier commits to Larry Brown, SMU

    Apr 2, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

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    Larry Brown has landed a few key transfers during his short time thus far at SMU, but now he has made his first big splash on the recruiting trail. Brown secured a commitment from McDonald’s All-American guard Keith Frazier Tuesday, the high school senior announced via his Twitter page. He chose SMU over Texas Tech…

  20. Sterling Brown commits to SMU

    Oct 15, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT

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    Larry Brown, whether he’s at SMU for the rest of his coaching career or not, is starting to bring in an impressive recruiting haul. The Mustangs got a commitment from guard Sterling Brown on Monday, according to ESPN.com. Brown, a consensus Top-100 shooting guard in the class of 2013, committed to SMU over offers from…

  21. Larry Brown, SMU offer Brewster Academy duo

    Sep 21, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT

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    SMU head coach Larry Brown was on the Brewster Academy campus on Wednesday and by Friday afternoon, he had offered two Brewster players. On Friday, according to a tweet from Adam Zagoria, SMU had offered 2014 power forward Chris McCullough. The Mustangs had offered post-grad guard Ron Patterson earlier in the week and Brown was…

  22. With retirement looming, which coaches mean more to the game?

    Sep 17, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT

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    With the retirement of UConn coach Jim Calhoun last week, college basketball lost one of its headliners. Calhoun hanging it up got Matt Norlander of CBSSports.com thinking, ‘who might retire next?’ The list is a who’s-who of coaches, some closer to calling it a career than others. The list ranges from 72-year-old Larry Brown at…

  23. Sept. 14 is Larry Brown’s birthday, SMU coach celebrates 72nd

    Sep 14, 2012, 12:34 PM EDT

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    This fall, Larry Brown will coach his first game as a college basketball head coach since Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States. That year, he won a national championship with Kansas before moving to the professional ranks. Now Brown, who turns 72 years old today, takes the reins of a Southern Methodist…

  24. Larry Brown adds another: Illinois transfer Crandall Head commits to SMU

    May 10, 2012, 10:26 AM EDT

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    Larry Brown has made another move on the recruiting trail, the second notable one in his short time at SMU. Illinois transfer Crandall Head has committed to the Mustangs, Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com is reporting. Head recently visited the SMU campus. He left the Illinois basketball program in December and has been exploring his options…

  25. Larry Brown building staff at SMU, hires Houston assistant Ulric Maligi

    Apr 26, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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    New SMU coach Larry Brown is making moves in his first few weeks at the helm. Since questions were raised about his age and ability to recruit because of it, he has fired back with a big-time hire, reports the Houston Chronicle. Ulric Maligi, who has been at the University of Houston for the past…

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