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SMU lost to TCU in Saturdays Iron Skillet game 34-17. Next years matchup is the last scheduled game in the longstanding rivalry.
SMU falls short at TCU
September 26, 2023

Mustangs continue search for first conference win

Mustangs continue search for first conference win

The struggling SMU Mustangs head to Tulsa to face off against The Golden Hurricane Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

Coming off a win at East Carolina, Tulsa (9-10, 4-4 AAC) is led by their top scorer and rebounder, Ashley Clark. Mariah Turner is averaging, 21.6 points per game for The Golden Hurricane.

For the Mustangs (4-15, 0-8 AAC), Alicia Froling and Destynee Hives-McCray look to continue their impressive play.

Froling leads the team with 11.5 points per game. In the last game against UCF she added 18 points and 11 rebounds; Hives-McCray recorded her team-high fourth double-double of the season, totaling 11 points and 11 boards.

Kiara Perry also looks to continue her strong play. The sophomore from Duncanville, TX had a career high of nine assists last game and is seventh in the conference with 34 steals.

SMU will certainly be challenged on defense, as all five Tulsa starters shoot at least 38 percent, however, The Golden Hurricane are getting out-scored by conference opponents 70.0-66.6.

The last time these two teams met, in Feb. 2013, Rhonda Rompola collected her 400th win.

Her squad is looking for their first win since Dec. 3 after making steady improvements in their last two games against ECU and UCF.

SMU has won eight of the last 11 matchups, including two out of the last three at Tulsa.

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