Southern Methodist Rumors & News

  • 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

  • SMU smashes Stanford

    The Sports Xchange "Four SMU players scored in double figures, led by 16 points from guard Sterling Brown, and the Mustangs recorded a 72-49 win over cold-shooting Stanford in Dallas on Monday night. Also scoring in double figures for the Mustangs, who shot 52.9 percent from the field, were forward Semi Ojeleye..." December 20

  • Australian forward Harry Froling to transfer from SMU

    The Daily Campus "SMU Athletics has released statements regarding Harry Froling’s decision to transfer. “We appreciate Harry’s efforts and wish him the best.” — SMU Head Coach Tim Jankovich “I have loved my teammates and my coaches here at SMU, but I was hoping to play a much more significant role than the..." December 13

  • SMU ends TCU's unbeaten start

    The Sports Xchange "Junior forward Semi Ojeleye scored 23 points, and SMU handed local rival TCU its first loss of the season 74-59 Wednesday at Moody Coliseum in Dallas. Ojeleye also grabbed seven rebounds and hit a deep 3-pointer to put away the Horned Frogs, who had won their first eight games under new..." December 07

  • Trojans beat Mustangs to stay unbeaten

    The Sports Xchange "Bennie Boatwright scored 17 points to help USC remain unbeaten with a 78-73 victory over visiting Southern Methodist on Friday night at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. De'Anthony Melton came off the bench to post 15 points, six rebounds and five assists for USC (5-0), which matched its best..." November 25

  • SMU tops Pitt to advance to 2K Classic title game

    The Sports Xchange "Semi Ojeleye scored 24 to lead SMU past Pittsburgh 76-67 Thursday night in the semifinals of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Mustangs (3-0) will face either Marquette or Michigan in the championship game Friday. Ojeleye had 20..." November 17

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