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Men’s hoops loses two over the break

Derrick Roberts and the Mustangs will look to turn things around tonight against Paul Quinn  College at Moody Coliseum. SMU is currently 0-4 this season.
Stuart Palley
Derrick Roberts and the Mustangs will look to turn things around tonight against Paul Quinn College at Moody Coliseum. SMU is currently 0-4 this season.

Derrick Roberts and the Mustangs will look to turn things around tonight against Paul Quinn College at Moody Coliseum. SMU is currently 0-4 this season. (Stuart Palley)

SMU 76, Centenary 93

The SMU men’s basketball team dropped its third game of the season at home against the Centenary Gents (3-1).

SMU head coach Matt Doherty switched up the starting lineup from the first two games by replacing Papa Dia with Paulius Ritter. Ritter played 20 minutes and had a career-high eight rebounds.

The first half was one-sided with the Gents outscoring the Mustangs 53-29. The Gents, like all of SMU’s opponents this year, shot lights out. Their shooting percentage was 65.5 percent for the half and over 60 percent for the game.

The Mustangs came back after halftime and won the second half. However, the effort was not enough to overcome the 24-point halftime deficit.

Senior guard Jon Killen had his best offensive game of the season against the Gents. He went 9-17 from the field and scored a season-high 22 points.

SMU 57, Dayton 82

The early season woes continued for the SMU men’s basketball team last Saturday in Dayton, Ohio. The loss dropped SMU to 0-4, while Dayton improved to 3-1 on the season.

Freshman guard Mike Walker got his first start of the season and played a career high 27 minutes. He scored a team-high 16 points on the night, while adding three assists.

Like every other SMU opponent this season, the Flyers shot over 50 percent on the game. They were led by guard Brian Roberts who scored 24 points while adding five assists.

The Mustangs have been troubled by turnovers the entire season. Against the Flyers, the Mustangs turned the ball over 17 times. Dayton scored 29 points off those turnovers.

SMU has a chance to win its first game of the season in front of the home crowd tonight. They will face Paul Quinn (3-2) tonight at Moody Coliseum at 7.

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