DALLAS (AP) - Ryan Manuel had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Cannen Cunningham added 20 points to lead SMU to an 83-70 victory against Rider in a Hoops for Hope Classic game on Wednesday night.
Jalen Jones scored 15 points and Nick Russell 12 for the Mustangs (5-0), who under first-year coach Larry Brown are off to their best start since 1997-98, when they won their first 10 games.
Anthony Myles had 19 points and Nurideen Lindsey 14 for the Broncs (2-3).
The Mustangs finished 8 for 11 (72.7%) from 3-point range, a Moody Coliseum record.
The Hoops for Hope Classic continues this weekend in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where Rider faces Jacksonville on Friday and SMU plays Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday.
Recap: SMU 83, Rider 70
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