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SMU basketball is picked to finish second in AAC

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Apr 1, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Southern Methodist Mustangs guard Sterling Brown (3) and forward Markus Kennedy (5) celebrate with their teammates in the final minutes against Clemson Tigers during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The American Athletic Conference men’s basketball media day was held on Wednesday at the New York Athletic Club in New York. Head coach Larry Brown as well as seniors Cannen Cunningham and Ryan Manuel traveled to represent SMU.

And on Tuesday the league announced SMU me’s basketball was picked to finish second in the American Athletic Conference’s preseason coaches’ poll. Nic Moore and Markus Kennedy were also tabbed as unanimous all-conference first team selections.

The defending NCAA champion Connecticut was picked to win the conference after receiving six first-place votes while the Mustangs had five. Finishing the top five in the conference are Memphis, Cincinnati and Tulsa.

The Mustangs open the season against Lamar in Moody Coliseum on Friday, Nov. 14 at 8:30 p.m. CT.

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