SMU Mustangs men's basketball

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SMU Mustangs
2016–17 SMU Mustangs men's basketball team
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University Southern Methodist University
Conference American Athletic Conference
Location Dallas, TX
Head coach Tim Jankovich (1st year)
Arena Moody Coliseum
(Capacity: 7,000)
Nickname Mustangs
Colors Blue and Red[1]
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
NCAA Tournament Final Four
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1956, 1967
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1955, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1966, 1967
NCAA Tournament appearances
1955, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1993, 2015
Conference tournament champions
1988, 2015
Conference regular season champions
1935, 1937, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1988, 1993, 2015

The SMU Mustangs men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, United States. The school's team currently competes in the American Athletic Conference. They are currently coached by Tim Jankovich, after the resignation of Larry Brown. In 100 years of basketball, SMU's record is 1284-1187.[2]

On September 30, 2015, the NCAA, following a major investigation into multiple NCAA violations, including academic fraud and unethical conduct, banned SMU from postseason play in 2016 including the American Athletic Conference Tournament.[3] Larry Brown was suspended for nine games in the 2016 season. The school also received sanctions in the form of reduced scholarships.[4]


NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Mustangs have appeared in 11 NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 10–13.

Year Round Opponent Result
1955 Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
L 79–81
L 67–68
1956 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
Texas Tech
Oklahoma City
San Francisco
W 68–67
W 89–74
W 84–63
L 68–86
L 81–90
1957 Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
Saint Louis
L 65–73 OT
W 78–68
1965 Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
Wichita State
L 81–86
W 89–87
1966 Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
L 70–76
W 89–84
1967 Sweet Sixteen
Regional Finals
W 83–81
L 75–83
1984 First Round
Second Round
Miami (OH)
W 83–69
L 36–37
1985 First Round
Second Round
Old Dominion
W 85–68
L 57–70
1988 First Round
Second Round
Notre Dame
W 83–75
L 79–94
1993 First Round BYU L 71–80
2015 First Round UCLA L 59–60

NIT results[edit]

The Mustangs have appeared in three National Invitation Tournaments (NIT). Their combined record is 4–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
1986 First Round Oklahoma State L 63–67
2000 First Round Missouri State L 64–77
2014 First Round
Second Round
UC Irvine
W 68–54
W 80–67
W 67–65
W 65–59
L 63–65

CIT results[edit]

The Mustangs have appeared in one Postseason Tournament (CIT). Their record is 3–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2011 First Round
Second Round
Oral Roberts
Northern Iowa
Santa Clara
W 64–57 OT
W 63–62
W 57–50
L 55–72

NCIT results[edit]

The Mustangs appeared in one of the only two ever National Commissioners Invitational Tournaments. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
1974 Quarterfinals USC L 70–82

Mustangs in professional basketball[edit]

The following Mustang players have played in the NBA:

Mustangs in the FIBA Hall of Fame[edit]

The International Basketball Federation, more commonly known as FIBA


AAC Player of the Year

AAC Tournament MVP

AP POLL[edit]

SMU Basketball team has been ranked a total of 71 weeks so far.[5]

Season-by- season results[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
2012–13 Larry Brown 15–17 5–11 6th
Larry Brown (American Athletic Conference) (2013–present)
2013–14 Larry Brown 27–10 12–6 4th
2014–15 Larry Brown 27–7 15-3 1st
2015–16 Larry Brown 25-5 13-5 2nd
Larry Brown: 94–39(.707) 45–25(.643)
Total: 1284–1187(.520)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion



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