SMU Suffers Second Loss in Three Games

The outcome of SMU's second meeting against Tulsa didn't end the way the first game had when SMU narrowly won by a score of 59-58. The Mustangs just didn't have enough firepower to keep up with Tulsa and suffered a 74-66 defeat.

The loss snaps SMU's three-game home winning streak. Despite losing tonight's game, the Mustangs have won 6 of their last 8 games.

The scoreboard didn't favor the Mustangs, but the team did accomplish a tremendous feat. With seven 3FG tonight, SMU pushed their season total 220 this season -- a new school record. The record was previously 215 set back in the 2006-07 season.

Papa Dia, in his 115th career game at SMU, put up his typical numbers, finishing with 18 points and eight rebounds. He has grabbed at least eight rebounds in 15 of the past 17 games and reached double-digit scoring figures for the 24th time this season.

The star for SMU, however, was Robert Nyakundi, who scored 22 points and grabbed five boards. This was the 21st time Nyakundi reached double-digits this season and he now has 79 3FG this season -- fourth most in a single season at SMU.

Mike Walker added 10 points and Jeremiah Samarrippas chipped in with nine points and just one assist. The freshman point guard also accounted for five turnovers, but finished with a season-high six assists.

Tulsa was led by an assortment of players: Jordan Clarkson (17), Justin Hurtt (14), Kodi Maduka (12), and Bryson Pope (11).

SMU, 16-10 (7-5), will take on Rice, 12-14 (4-8), at the Moody Coliseum on February 23.

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