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Nikki’s Numbers: SMU’s week in sports by the numbers

Nikkis Numbers: SMUs week in sports by the numbers

1 – One point. One shot. One goaltending call. You pick. All these things ended the SMU men’s basketball team’s season in Louisville, KY at the NCAA tournament. Bracket makers hoped and threw caution to the wind placing SMU into the sweet 16 or even farther, but UCLA put a swift end to Mustang fan’s dreams. SMU lost to UCLA 60-59 after a missed three-pointer by the Bruins was counted by officials because of a goaltending call on Yanick Moreira. As if everything SMU has been through this season isn’t enough, their season had to end on a very controversial call that will no doubt be debated for years, even after going on a 19-0 run in the second half. There’s only approximately 230 days until next season, but who’s counting?

2 – SMU men’s tennis has dropped two straight matches in the past week. The Mustangs lost at home on Wednesday to No. 31 Oklahoma State 4-3, but it was a very tight competition. SMU then traveled to Memphis to play the Tigers where they lost 4-2. SMU returns to the new Tennis Complex for a matchup against No. 46 Dartmouth and they’ll stay on their home court through mid-April with opponents such as TCU and Rice coming up.

3 – The duo of junior Hristina Dishkova and Holly Verner went 3-0 this weekend in matches Friday-Sunday against New Mexico, East Carolina, and Tulane. They set a new school record with 23 single season doubles victories and they are 12-0 in doubles play. Dishkova brought SMU back-to-back AAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week awards after earning the title this week proceeding Dasha Sharapova last week. The Mustangs return to the court on Friday versus UAB at 3 p.m. at the SMU Tennis Complex.

5 – The SMU women’s golf team sits in a tie for fifth place after Monday’s opening round of the Anuenue Spring Break Classic held at the Bay Course. SMU shot 299 to be even with No. 42 San Jose State. SMU trails Texas, Louisville, UC Davis, and Gonzaga. The Classic continues through Wednesday. Junior Jenny Haglund shot even-par 72 in her round to be tied for seventh amongst individuals.

70 – At the 70th annual Pin Oak Collegiate Invitational, SMU junior Shaefer Raposa won three equitations on the flat matchups to win out over eight other riders. Raposa was representing the entire SMU women’s equestrian team at the invitational, and she was the first Mustang to win it all since Emily Gardner in 2011. SMU will compete in Fresno, California on Friday, March 27 against New Mexico State.

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