SMU MBB Hosts Oral Roberts In CIT First Round

DALLAS (SMU) - The SMU men's basketball team will host Oral Roberts in the first round of the 2011 CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) at Moody Coliseum on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

DALLAS (SMU) - The SMU men's basketball team will host Oral Roberts in the first round of the 2011 CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) at Moody Coliseum on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. This is the first trip to the postseason for SMU since 2000. The Mustangs (17-14) have already clinched their first winning season since 2002-03. Oral Roberts is 19-15 on the season out of the Summit League.

Tickets are on sale now and start at just $10. To purchase, call the SMU Ticket Office at 214-SMU-GAME (768-4263) or click here. Current SMU season-ticket holders should call the SMU Ticket Office as soon as possible to purchase their CIT tickets. Any unsold season tickets will be released to the public for sale at 4 p.m. on Monday.

The CIT is a 24-team tournament that features 12 first-round games. Four of the teams that win first-round games will advance to the quarterfinals, while the other eight teams will play for the right to advance to the quarterfinals.

SMU already has its highest win total (17) since 2002-03 and had its most league wins (8) in Conference USA. Three Mustangs earned Conference USA postseason honors. Senior forward Papa Dia was named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year. Dia also made the All-Conference USA First Team, Conference USA All-Defensive Team and NABC All-District 11 First Team. Junior forward Robert Nyakundi was named to the All-Conference USA Third Team and senior guard Collin Mangrum earned selection to the Conference USA All-Academic Team.


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