Early deficit too much for SMU to overcome

SMU played well in the second half, but couldn't completely erase a 16-0 deficit in the first, as the Mustangs fell to Tulsa tonight in their home opener, 63-56.

SMU played well in the second half, but couldn't completely erase a 16-0 deficit in the first, as the Mustangs fell to Tulsa tonight in their home opener, 63-56.

SMU was able to pull within nine points before half, and cut the Golden Hurricanes lead down to four after a Mouhammad Faye layup. Faye scored 17 points.

At 34-30, Tulsa went on a run, outscoring SMU 17-4. The Golden Hurricanes knocked down seven three pointers in the second half. SMU was only able to knock down one from long distance the whole game.

Papa Dia continued his recent good play, with a double-double, 15 points and 10 rebounds. Derek Williams added 10 points and four assists.

The Mustangs record falls to 6-9 overall, and 0-2 in conference play.


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