Southern Methodist Rumors & News

  • SMU basketball loses commitment from power-forward recruit Ted Kapita

    Sports Day "It looks like SMU just lost one of its Class of 2016 verbal commitments. CBS' Jon Rothstein is reporting that four-star power forward Ted Kapita was seen on NC State's campus for a visit Friday." June 17

  • Bruno Fernando decommits from SMU, reclassifies for 2017

    The Score "Coming off a difficult year in which the team was restricted by a postseason ban, SMU was looking to next season for a chance for a fresh start and renewed hope. However, the 2016 roster has taken a hit. Bruno Fernando, a four-star member of the Mustangs 2016 recruiting class, has decommitted..." May 16

  • Jimmy Whitt transferring to SMU

    Scout "Arkansas transfer Jimmy Whitt committed to Larry Brown and SMU on Monday, he told Scout. "At this point it was about finding the best fit for myself and when it came down to it SMU had everything I was looking for," Whitt said. "The development side and playing style were all there for me. It's..." May 03

  • Four-star center Bruno Fernando commits to SMU

    SI "Four-star center Bruno Fernando committed to SMU on Friday, he announced at the Dick’s Nationals tournament in New York City. The 6'10" Montverde Academy center rates as the 100th overall player in the Scout 100 and the 22nd best center in the class. A 6-foot-10 center, Fernando has high..." April 02

  • Larry Brown not planning to leave SMU

    The Score "Larry Brown isn't going anywhere. Despite being banned from postseason play this season and serving a nine-game suspension to start the year, the SMU head coach is looking forward to a fresh start next season. "I love what I do and I love where I’m at and I want to see it continue to get..." March 08

  • Cincinnati knocks off No. 24 SMU

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Banned from postseason play for violating NCAA rules, Southern Methodist University went into Sunday's regular-season finale at Cincinnati with one thing to play for -- a regular-season American Athletic Conference championship. The Mustangs came out needing help just to claim..." March 06

  • No. 24 SMU tops UConn, stays tied for AAC lead

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- SMU stayed in position to win its second consecutive American Athletic Conference regular-season title thanks to an 80-54 dismantling of Connecticut on Thursday at Moody Coliseum. No. 24 SMU (25-4, 13-4) is tied with Temple for the AAC lead with one game remaining. Although Temple..." March 04

  • Strong second-half propels No. 24 SMU past Tulane

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- A strong second half propelled No. 24 SMU to a 74-53 win over Tulane and a tie for first place in the American Athletic Conference on Sunday. Forward Jordan Tolbert scored all 11 of his points in the second half to lead SMU back from a 1-point deficit at halftime. "The way..." February 28

  • Moore comes through as No. 24 SMU tops Memphis

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS -- SMU guard Nic Moore did not have his best game Thursday night, but he came up big when it mattered most, hitting a runner with 38 seconds left to help secure a 69-62 win over Memphis. The No. 24 Mustangs (23-5, 11-4) are now tied with Temple for the first place in the American..." February 25

  • Moore leads No. 21 SMU over East Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- SMU point guard Nic Moore caught fire in the second half Sunday to lead the No. 21-ranked Mustangs to a 74-63 win over East Carolina. Moore led all scorers with 22 points after going 4-of-6 from 3-point range in the second half. Moore left to a standing ovation from the Moody..." February 21

  • Brimah, UConn take down No. 21 SMU

    The Sports Xchange "HARTFORD, Conn. -- Eight weeks after surgery to repair the broken middle finger on his right hand, Connecticut junior center Amida Brimah decided it was time to play without the protective tape. Chances are the tape is gone for the rest of this season. Brimah scored 16 points, grabbed eight..." February 18

  • Larry Brown still upset with postseason ban: 'They didn't think about SMU'

    The Score "In September, reports surfaced regarding a former SMU basketball administrative assistant completing course work for a student, resulting in a postseason ban for the Mustangs and a nine-game suspension for head coach Larry Brown. Ahead of SMU's game against UConn on Thursday, Brown discussed..." February 17

  • Banned from the NCAA Tournament, Larry Brown and SMU Fight to Regain Their Pride

    Bleacher Report "Two days after their quest for an undefeated season ended with an 89-80 loss at Temple—dropping their record to 18-1—the SMU Mustangs erased any lingering bad vibes with a spirited, two-hour practice at Moody Coliseum. The workout ended with a huddle near the baseline. "We're back!" the..." February 16

  • Moore leads No. 16 SMU past Gonzaga

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The shooting and playmaking of point guard Nic Moore paved the way for No. 16 SMU in a 69-60 win over Gonzaga on Saturday night. Moore had 25 points and 11 assists as SMU (21-3) rebounded from a rare loss on its home floor Wednesday night to Tulsa. "I listen to a lot of TV..." February 14

  • Larry Brown Says NBA Isn't Inevitable for John Calipari

    SNY TV "John Calipari gets regularly courted by NBA teams -- he was most recently linked to the Brooklyn Nets -- and some in the basketball world think Calipari will inevitably return to the pro ranks in order to prove he can coach at that level. After all, he's already in the Naismith Hall of Fame and..." January 20

  • Keith Frazier's SMU career comes to end with transfer; UNT a likely landing spot

    Dallas Morning News "Keith Frazier's career at SMU officially ended Friday with his transfer. Frazier, a junior, is probably headed to North Texas, although he also is considering UT-Arlington and Texas State, a source said. He will be a midterm transfer, eligible in spring 2017. The former McDonald's..." January 18

  • Larry Brown expects to be OK after battling vertigo symptoms

    The Score "SMU coach Larry Brown does not expect the vertigo symptoms that forced to him to miss the second half of the Mustangs' win over UCF on Sunday to be a major issue going forward. "I'll be fine," Brown told ESPN's Andy Katz. Brown said the vertigo was brought on by a combination of dehydration..." January 11

  • Just 5-foot-9, Nic Moore coming up big for SMU

    CBS Sports "SMU's Nic Moore is the least appreciated player in college basketball. If this guy played at Michigan or Ohio State he'd be a cult hero. SMU's diminutive point guard again showed why he's at his best in big moments in Thursday night's come-from-behind win over Cincinnati as he drilled..." January 08

  • SMU's Keith Frazier, key figure in NCAA case, leaves team

    CBS Sports "Keith Frazier has left SMU's basketball program, sources told CBS Sports on Tuesday. The 6-foot-5 junior didn't play in the Mustangs' win over South Florida over the weekend and left the team to deal with "personal issues" according to SMU coach Larry Brown. He averaged 11.9 points this..." January 05