Southern Methodist Rumors & News

  • SMU's Ojeleye to sign with agent; remain in draft

    Sports Day "Semi Ojeleye rumbled through the paint for a strong one-handed dunk Thursday afternoon during the last game of the day at the NBA Draft Combine. It wasn't necessarily a signature moment where he showed he belongs at this event for draft hopefuls. He proved that last season at SMU. But it..." May 12

  • SMU's Semi Ojeleye to enter NBA draft; won't hire agent

    Campus Sports "The SMU basketball program is set to lose a key player. On Thursday, it was announced that star forward Semi Ojeleye is set to forgo his final year of eligibility to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft. Ojeleye will not hire an agent, so he will be eligible to return to school following team..." March 23

  • USC sinks No 6 seed SMU on Stewart 3-pointer

    The Sports Xchange "TULSA, Okla. -- USC wouldn't go away and finally pulled off the upset of SMU. The 11th-seeded Trojans erased multiple double-digit deficits on their way to a 66-65 victory over sixth-seeded SMU in the East Region on Friday at the BOK Center. Trojans guard Elijah Stewart hit a 3-pointer..." March 17

  • No. 12 SMU tops No. 15 Cincinnati for AAC title

    The Sports Xchange "Four years ago, Tim Jankovich had a tough decision. Would he stay at Illinois State, where he had a team capable of contending for the Missouri Valley Conference title, or would he become Larry Brown's coach-in-waiting at SMU? "It was one of the toughest decisions I've made in my life," he..." March 12

  • No. 12 SMU holds off East Carolina behind Ojeleye's 36

    The Sports Xchange "The lead was 24 points late in the first half against a team they had defeated twice this season by a combined 71 points. Is it any wonder that perhaps the No. 12 SMU Mustangs relaxed a bit early in Friday's American Athletic Conference quarterfinal against the East Carolina Pirates?..." March 10

  • Sterling performance by SMU's Brown leads rout of Memphis

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Southern Methodist coach Tim Jankovich wanted badly for Saturday's final home game to be the perfect sendoff for his seniors. Boy did he get his wish. No. 14 SMU handed Memphis its worst loss since 1947 in a 103-62 rout that also clinched sole ownership of the American Athletic..." March 04

  • No. 17 SMU turns back UConn

    The Sports Xchange "HARTFORD, Conn. -- SMU is riding an 11-game win streak under coach Tim Jankovich, is battling Cincinnati for the top seed in the American Athletic Conference tournament and last lost on Jan. 12. Jankovich is on the verge of recording one of the best records for a first-season coach ever at..." February 25

  • No. 19 SMU takes down Houston

    The Sports Xchange "Houston came in hot, but No. 19 SMU avoided getting burned in a 76-66 road win over the Cougars in Houston to hang on to first place in the American Athletic Conference. SMU (24-4, 14-1 AAC) relied on the strength of forward Semi Ojeleye, who scored 22, and forward Ben Moore, who had 18..." February 18

  • No. 19 SMU rallies to defeat Tulane

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- SMU coach Tim Jankovich was beginning to wonder if his team would ever have a game when it came out flat. He didn't have to wonder any more when SMU found itself trailing Tulane by 15 points at halftime Wednesday. The 19th-ranked Mustangs roared back in the second half to..." February 16

  • No. 25 SMU scores upset over No. 11 Cincinnati

    The Sports Xchange "In a high-stakes, nationally-televised Top 25 men's basketball showdown Sunday afternoon, No. 25 Southern Methodist made a mammoth statement with a 60-51 defeat of No. 11 Cincinnati at Moody Coliseum in Dallas. The Mustangs (22-4, 12-1 American) snapped UC's 15-game winning streak, avenged a..." February 12

  • Ex-SMU coach Larry Brown willing to be assistant or coach in Europe if it means getting back into basketball

    Dallas Morning News "Larry Brown may be unemployed, at least temporarily, but the 76-year-old legend's status isn't keeping him off the road. On Thursday, he was on his way to Kansas, where he'll hang out with one of his favorite pupils, Bill Self. He'll then accompany the team to Kentucky for Saturday's big match..." January 28

  • Former Highland Park All-Stater Jahmal McMurray transferring to SMU

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Former Highland Park basketball All-Stater Jahmal McMurray told The Topeka Capital-Journal on Friday that he is transferring to Tim Jankovich’s SMU program. McMurray, who starred at South Florida as a freshman and over the first semester of the current season, announced late last month that he..." January 28

  • No. 22 Cincinnati holds off SMU

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Thursday night game between No. 22 Cincinnati and SMU came down to the final possession. In the end, the Bearcats won because they were the more efficient team over 40 minutes. Gary Clark scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half, and Troy Caupain added 16 points as..." January 13

  • SMU transfer Harry Froling picks Marquette

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Less than 24 hours after a two-day visit to Milwaukee, SMU transfer Harry Froling, a 6-foot-11, 260-pound freshman center, has decided to join the Marquette men's basketball program and will enroll for the spring semester, according to multiple reports and confirmed by the Journal..." January 11