How it Happened
Ryan Manuel made SMU’s first two shots and SMU got going early and never trailed. The nail in the coffin was Nic Moore’s layup as the first half ended to put SMU up 34-22. Moore add three three-pointers to have 11 first half points as well as three assists and two rebounds.
What it Means
Take a deep breath everyone. Although it was East Carolina, SMU flat out rolled this afternoon in Moody Coliseum. Everyone got involved and the Mustangs put the pedal down for the win.
Player of the Game
Ryan Manuel: Manuel seemed to settle everyone down early in the game with his first two buckets and played great defense all game. Nic Moore may have led the way in points, but Manuel’s play set the tone for the blowout.
SMU forced 16 turnovers by East Carolina and took advantage scoring 25 points off turnovers.
SMU is back on the road for its lone game against Tulane this season on Wednesday at 8 p.m. CT on CBS Sports Network.