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Schedule for 2013 season released

SMU is less than two months away from the start of Larry Brown’s second season at SMU. Here are some of the notable games from the schedule that was released on Wednesday.

Nov. 8: SMU vs TCU

SMU begins its season against rival TCU in the Tip-Off Showcase at the American Airlines Center and should be able to get a win with a much improved roster.

Nov. 29: SMU vs Virginia

The team heads down to the Corpus Christi Challenge to face Virginia, who won 23 games last year including one against Duke. It should be a tough challenge and a measuring stick for Coach Brown and the staff.

Dec. 4: SMU at UIC

SMU’s roster includes first-years Ben Moore and Sterling Brown from Chicago. It should be a nice homecoming for the pair and a great time for SMU to put on a show in front of some highly rated recruits.

Dec. 20: SMU at Wyoming

This is the last out-of-conference game for SMU on the season and a long trip out there. Wyoming beat SMU last season at Moody Coliseum so SMU will be looking for a little payback in this game, but will have to focus on the entire trip.

Jan. 1: SMU at Cincinnati

SMU begins AAC play with a road game against a well-coached Cincinnati team. It’s the start of a new era, but SMU will probably be welcomed rudely by the Bearcats, who are one of the most athletic teams in the country.

Jan. 4: SMU vs Connecticut

SMU has been waiting for this day to open up the new Moody Coliseum. Connecticut is very thin in the post and SMU is two deep with players who can work in the post. This could surprise some people, but SMU has a legitimate shot to open Moody Coliseum with a win in an
electric atmosphere.

Jan. 15: SMU vs USF

With a lot of the students back on campus, SMU gets a win on ESPNU against a USF team that could struggle this season and will be a good rebound win after a probable road loss against Louisville on Jan. 12.

Jan. 26: SMU at Houston

SMU could have a tough time overcoming the talent on Houston’s roster that was recruited by now SMU Assistant Coach Ulric Maligi. SMU lost both games last season and, even with much improved depth, SMU will have to be at its best.

Feb. 1: SMU vs Memphis

Last season, the SMU-Memphis game was extremely competitive and physical, but SMU’s lack of depth was too much to overcome. This year, in front of what will be a rocking crowd, SMU will have a chance at a signature win for its resume.

Feb. 19: SMU vs Houston

SMU will be in the hunt for the number five seed in the AAC tournament and as the team begins to gel, will have a shot at a win against the Cougars to help their chances.

March 5: SMU vs Louisville

It’s the most anticipated night on the schedule. Rick Pitino vs Larry Brown. Moody will probably be sold-out and rocking, but it’s just not going to be enough. Louisville is too strong, but the atmosphere will be incredible.

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