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Brown reaches milestone in 73-65 win over UIC

In the team’s second true road contest of the young season, the SMU Mustangs (8-2 Overall) defeated the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames in the windy city, 73-65, and in the process earned Head Coach Larry Brown’s 200th win in the NCAA ranks.

The game was a battle between the Mustangs’ early season standout guard Nic Moore, and the Flames’ guard Kelsey Barlow. While Barlow earned the game-high total in points with 31, it was Moore’s 20 that made the difference, as many of the sophomore’s points came in the second half when UIC had cut the deficit that SMU presented it.

Defensively, the Mustangs once again got the job done, holding the Flames to just 35 percent shooting overall and less than 30 from behind the three-point line.

When SMU had the ball, it shot the lights out with a 54 percent mark from the field and five made three-pointers on just nine attempts.

The Mustangs did most of their damage in the second half when they scored 40 points to pull away from the Flames and win their third straight game and six of the last seven.

This was the fourth game in just six games for Brown’s squad, but they will be right back at it against the University of Hofstra on Saturday at noon in Frisco’s Dr. Pepper Arena.

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