The SMU Mustangs remain undefeated, but the Houston Cougars have a shot to pull off the massive upset on the road.
The undefeated SMU Mustangs face their toughest challenge yet as the Cincinnati Bearcats come to Dallas.
Thanks to the NCAA doing what it does best, only one of these squads can make the tourney in 2015-16.
NCAA sanctions have crushed the Mustangs' high expectations before the season began, but that doesn't mean the season is all for nothing.
The NCAA hammer has been dropped once again.
If you're one of the many people who are absolutely outraged that UCLA is dancing this March, take a look at five bold predictions for its contest with SMU.
Which team has the edge in this second-round matchup in the South region?
Conference: AAC Conference
How They Qualified: AAC Conference Tournament Champions
Region: No. 6 seed in South
Can you imagine how good the SMU Mustangs would have been with Emmanuel Mudiay on the team this year? Just in case you are out of the loop, Mudiay should go in the top five in the upcoming draft. Even without him, the Mustangs have put together a solid resume. Most importantly, and unlike last season, they are not being snubbed to the max when it comes to making the NCAA tournament.
The Mustangs haven’t had the toughest schedule, but they did challenge themselves some by playing the Gonzaga Bulldogs, Indiana Hoosiers, Arkansas Razorbacks and Michigan Wolverines in their out-of-conference schedule. It’s games like those that help prepare a team for the tourney.
What You Need to Know:
Leading Scorer: Nic Moore (14.3 PPG)
Leading Rebounder: Yanick Moreira (6.4 RPG)
Leading Passer: Nic Moore (5.3 APG)
Bad Losses: None
This team may be lacking in star power, but none of that matters in the tournament. Heck, the Duke Blue Devils had one of the biggest stars in college basketball last year (Jabari Parker), and they ended up going down to the Mercer Bears right away. I don’t remember Doug McDermott leading his team to a title last year either.
No offense to those players, but the NCAA tournament does not reward teams just because they are well-known and have — you guessed it — star power.
Larry Brown is the head coach, so I guess there is one star for ya. All that aside, Moore and the other three guys who are averaging 10+ points per game have to show up. Entering the season with a decent amount of hype, SMU isn’t necessarily a dark horse pick, but at the same time, not many people are expecting a Final Four run by Brown’s team.
Let’s remember that the Mustangs have only lost six games in 2014-15.
The SMU Mustangs are dancing!
The SMU Mustangs may have been snubbed out of last year's dance, but no one should lose focus of them this time around.
The battle between the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and SMU Mustangs this weekend is for all the marbles.
SMU seems to be a lock for the NCAA tournament at this point, but UConn needs some help in a big way. Can they pull out a much-needed victory here?