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Mustangs upset No.7 Cincinnati

In one of the biggest games in program history, SMU upset No. 7 Cincinnati 76-55 at Moody Coliseum on Saturday night. It was the Mustangs first win over a top-10 team since 1987 and the Bearcats first AAC conference loss of the season.

SMU shared the ball really well on offense against one of the best defensive teams in the country and the Mustangs were able to score the second most points in a game against the Bearcats this season. Nick Russell and Ben Moore lead the way with 15 points each and Nic Moore added 14 of his own.

The Mustangs also did a terrific job defensively and held Cincinnati to just 35 percent shooting from the field and 16 percent from three. Russell did a great job guarding Cincinnati guard Sean Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick is the conferences leading scorer this season, but shot just five for 18 in this game.

SMU head coach Larry Brown was very proud of his team’s performance tonight. After losing to the Bearcats by eight on the road earlier this year, Brown said his team had a completely different feel to it in their rematch.

“We had that look tonight,” Brown said. “I thought we played really hard and matched their energy. Thank God for Ben Moore and Nick Russell. I think they did an amazing job.”

SMU remains undefeated at home (13-0) and the sellout crowd at Moody Coliseum was rocking again. The Mustangs are now 19-5 overall and 8-3 in the AAC. Next, they take on Rutgers on the road on Thursday night.

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