How it Happened
It looked like this would be a slug fest from the beginning and it was until SMU pulled away late to win 66-53. When Nic Moore put SMU back up 45-44 with a big three-pointer, Moody Magic took over and SMU never looked back. The Mustangs never trailed again and were able to grab the win in front of what turned out to be a rocking crowd. This was clearly SMU’s best half of the year and SMU needed it badly.
What it Means
SMU gets a huge non-conference win at home. Nic Moore was dominant, but especially in the second half when the team needed it the most. The win for SMU means that the team has finally gotten a respectable win tonight in the non-conference.
Player of the Game
Nic Moore: Nic Moore went absolutely off in the second half, finishing with 25 points and four assists. It was Moore's second half and clutch shooting that won the day for SMU.
Nic Moore had three turnovers in the first half, but cleaned up any miscues from his game and played with the confidence everyone knows he can. Moore finished without a turnover in the second half.
SMU faces UC Santa Barbara on Monday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. CT in Moody Coliseum on CBS Sports Network.