SMU Mustangs men's basketball

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SMU Mustangs
2016–17 SMU Mustangs men's basketball team
SMU Mustang logo.svg
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]
         
Uniforms
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Home
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Away jersey
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NCAA Tournament Final Four
1956
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1956, 1967
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1955, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1966, 1967
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1984, 1985, 1988
NCAA Tournament appearances
1955, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1993, 2015, 2017
Conference tournament champions
1988, 2015, 2017
Conference regular season champions
1935, 1937, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1988, 1993, 2015, 2017

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 1319–1190. SMU has reached one Final Four, has made 12 NCAA Tournament Appearances, won 15 Conference Championships, had 11 All-Americans, and 21 NBA Draft selections.[2]

On September 30, 2015, the NCAA, following investigation into NCAA violations 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. SMU responded in the 2015–16 season by finishing 25–5 making it 3 straight seasons the Mustangs have won 25-games. SMU has since rebounded in the 2016-17 season by winning their second conference title in 3 years, setting a school record for single season wins, and returning to the NCAA Tournament.[4]

History[edit]

1916 The beginning[edit]

1916 was the inaugural season of SMU basketball where it went 12-2. SMU joined the Southwest Conference in the 1918-19 season. SMU won its first two conference titles in 1935 and 1937.

1955 –1967 The Doc Hayes Era (Golden Era of Pony Hoops)[edit]

Doc Hayes took over as SMU's head coach in 1947. By 1955 Hayes had SMU in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history advancing to the Sweet Sixteen and had won their first conference title in almost 20 years. The four year stretch from 1955–58, SMU went 77-28, won 4 straight Southwest Conference championships, and reached 3 Sweet Sixteen's while also reaching the school's first Final Four in the 1955-56 season, led by All-American Jim Krebs. SMU during the Doc Hayes era won 8 SWC championships and reached the NCAA tournament 6 times including Final Four and Elite Eight appearances. Doc Hayes retired after the 1967 season with a final record of 298–191 (.609) at SMU.

1968-1993 The Fall to Mediocrity[edit]

Following Doc Hayes, SMU basketball fell down into a period of mediocrity with some sprinkled success highlighted by SMU greats Jon Koncak, Ira Terrell, and Gene Phillips. Though the Bob Prewitt and Sonny Allen era's were largely unsuccessful and only produced one Southwest Conference Championship from a stretch of 1968-1980 the program looked to be back on the rise during the Dave Bliss era. Bliss and star big man Jon Koncak led SMU to 3 NCAA tournament appearances and an NIT appearance. The Dave Bliss era was highlighted by his final season where SMU went 28-7 winning the SWC regular season and tournament championships and making it to the Second round of the NCAA Tournament. SMU would win the SWC Championship and reach the NCAA tournament one more time in the 1993 season under John Shumate, however, this was the start of the Dark Ages of SMU basketball.

1994-2012 The Dark Ages[edit]

This period was the dark age for SMU basketball. From 1994-2012 SMU had just 7 winning seasons and did not win any conference titles or reach the NCAA tournament. Only reaching the NIT and CIT one time each.

2012-2016 SMU Basketball is Back (Larry Brown Era)[edit]

The reemergence of SMU basketball occurred when Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown took over the Mustangs in the 2012 season coinciding with the 48-million dollar renovation of Moody Coliseum. By his second season he had SMU at 27-10 and runner's up in the NIT. In his third season, (2014–15) led by Nic Moore, SMU won its first conference title in 22 years (regular season and tournament champions) and returned to the NCAA tournament losing a controversial game to UCLA on a goaltending call. In the 2015-16 SMU was banned from postseason play due to NCAA violations, under Coach Brown, but still managed to start the season 18-0 and finish the season at 25-5 while being ranked in the AP poll. SMU's third straight 25+ win season. In the summer of 2016 Brown stepped down as SMU's basketball coach finishing with a record of 94–39(.707).

2016- Maintaining Success (Post Larry Brown)[edit]

Tim Jankovich is in his first full season as SMU's head coach in the 2016-17 season, SMU is 30-4 (17-1) and finished with a #11 ranking in the AP Poll led by Senior's Ben Moore and Sterling Brown (the two winningest players in SMU history), along with the sensational Duke transfer Junior Semi Ojeleye, and talented sophomore's Shake Milton, and Jarrey Foster. The 2016-17 Mustang's won the 2016-17 American Athletic Conference regular season and conference tournament Championship's and headed to the NCAA tournament before falling to USC by 1 point.

SMU career records[edit]

Games Played
Rebounds Jon Koncak – 1,169 rebounds
Assists Butch Moore – 828 assists
Steals Bryan Hopkins – 225 steals
Blocks Jon Koncak – 278 blocks
Points Scored Jeryl Sasser – 1,992 points[5]
Career Wins Sterling Brown – 109 wins

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Tournament/Championships[edit]

NCAA Appearances 12 (Most Recent 2017)
Final Fours 1 (1956)
Elite Eights 2 (1956, 1967)
Sweet Sixteens 6 (1955, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1966, 1967)
Conference Championships 15

Complete NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Mustangs have appeared in 12 NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 10–14.

Year Round Opponent Result
1955 Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
Bradley
Tulsa
L 79–81
L 67–68
1956 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
Texas Tech
Houston
Oklahoma City
San Francisco
Temple
W 68–67
W 89–74
W 84–63
L 68–86
L 81–90
1957 Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
Kansas
Saint Louis
L 65–73 OT
W 78–68
1965 Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
Wichita State
Houston
L 81–86
W 89–87
1966 Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
Kansas
Cincinnati
L 70–76
W 89–84
1967 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Louisville
Houston
W 83–81
L 75–83
1984 First Round
Second Round
Miami (OH)
Georgetown
W 83–69
L 36–37
1985 First Round
Second Round
Old Dominion
Loyola–Chicago
W 85–68
L 57–70
1988 First Round
Second Round
Notre Dame
Duke
W 83–75
L 79–94
1993 First Round BYU L 71–80
2015 Second Round UCLA L 59–60
2017 First Round USC L 65–66

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
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
UC Irvine
LSU
California
Clemson
Minnesota
W 68–54
W 80–67
W 67–65
W 65–59
L 63–65

CIT results[edit]

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

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

Notable former players[edit]

The SMU Mustangs have had 21 NBA Draft Selections.

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Jim Krebs 1957 Former NBA player (1st Round, 3rd Overall), led SMU to Final Four [6]
Rick Herrscher 1958 1958 SWC Player of the Year [6]
Gene Phillips 1971 3 time SWC Player of the Year; Former NBA player [6]
Ira Terrell 1976 Former NBA player (45th Overall) & 1976 SWC POY [6]
Jon Koncak 1985 Former NBA player (1st Round, 5th Overall) [6]
Mike Wilson[disambiguation needed] 1993 1993 SWC Player of the Year [6]
Jeryl Sasser 2001 Former NBA player (1st Round, 22nd Overall) [6]
Quinton Ross 2003 Former NBA player; WAC Player of the Year [6]
Nic Moore 2016 2015 & 2016 AAC Player of the Year; Italian League Player for Enel Brindisi [6]
Semi Ojeleye 2017 NBA player for () (___ Round, ___ Overall); 2017 AAC POY [6]

Mustangs in the NBA[edit]

Current players[edit]

Awards[edit]

AAC Player of the Year

WAC Player of the Year

SWC Player of the Year

AAC Tournament MVP


AAC Sixth Man of the Year

All-Americans[edit]

SMU has had 12 All-Americans:

2016-2017 Semi Ojeleye (Jr.)(AP All-American Honorable Mention); 2015–16 Nic Moore (Sr.) (AP All-American Honorable Mention); 2014–15 Nic Moore (Jr.) (AP All-American Honorable Mention); 2002–03 Quinton Ross (Sr.); 1984–85 Jon Koncak (Sr.) (2nd team – Consensus); 1975–76 Ira Terrell (Sr.); 1970–71 Gene Phillips (Sr.); 1969–70 Gene Phillips (Jr.); 1959–60 Max Williams (Sr.); 1956–57 Jim Krebs (Sr.) (1st team – Consensus); 1955–56 Jim Krebs (Jr.); 1934–35 Whitey Baccus (Sr.)

Season-by- season results[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
SMU Mustangs (Southwest Conference) (1948–1996)
1947–48 Doc Hayes 13-10 5-7 5th
1948–49 Doc Hayes 11-13 5-7 5th
1949–50 Doc Hayes 10-13 7-5 3rd
1950–51 Doc Hayes 14-10 6-6 5th
1951–52 Doc Hayes 11-13 5-7 T-3rd
1952–53 Doc Hayes 8-12 4-8 T-5th
1953–54 Doc Hayes 13-9 6-6 T-3rd
1954–55 Doc Hayes 15-10 9-3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1955–56 Doc Hayes 25-4 12-0 1st NCAA Final Four
1956–57 Doc Hayes 22-4 11-1 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1957–58 Doc Hayes 15-10 9-5 T-1st
1958–59 Doc Hayes 16-8 10-4 2nd
1959–60 Doc Hayes 17-7 10-4 T-2nd
1960–61 Doc Hayes 12-12 6-8 6th
1961–62 Doc Hayes 18-7 11-3 T-1st
1962–63 Doc Hayes 12-12 6-8 T-5th
1963–64 Doc Hayes 12-12 8-6 T-3rd
1964–65 Doc Hayes 17-10 10-4 T-1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1965–66 Doc Hayes 17-9 11-3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1966–67 Doc Hayes 20-6 12-2 1st NCAA Elite Eight
Doc Hayes: 298–191 (.609) 163–97 (.627)
1967–68 Bob Prewitt 6-18 1st
1968–69 Bob Prewitt 12-12
1969–70 Bob Prewitt 5-19
1970–71 Bob Prewitt 16-10
1971–72 Bob Prewitt 16-11 1st
1972–73 Bob Prewitt 10-15
1973–74 Bob Prewitt 15-12
1974–75 Bob Prewitt 8-18
Bob Prewitt: 88–115 (.433)
Sonny Allen: 61–77 (.442)
1980–1981 Dave Bliss 7–20 3–13 9th
1981–1982 Dave Bliss 6–21 1–15 9th
1982–1983 Dave Bliss 19–11 9–7 T–4th
1983–1984 Dave Bliss 25–8 12–4 3rd NCAA Second Round
1984–1985 Dave Bliss 23–10 10–6 T–2nd NCAA Second Round
1985–1986 Dave Bliss 18–11 10–6 4th NIT First Round
1986–1987 Dave Bliss 16–13 7–9 T–6th
1987–1988 Dave Bliss 28–7 12–4 1st NCAA Second Round
Dave Bliss: 142–101 (.584) 64–64 (.500)
1988–89 John Shumate 13–16 7–9 7th
1989–90 John Shumate 10–18 5–11 T–7th
1990–91 John Shumate 12–17 6–10 6th
1991–92 John Shumate 10–18 4–10 7th
1992–93 John Shumate 20–8 12–2 1st NCAA First Round
1993–94 John Shumate 6–21 3–11 T–7th
1994–95 John Shumate 7–20 3–11 T–7th
John Shumate: 78–118 40–64
1995–96 Mike Dement 8–20 3–11 T–7th
SMU Mustangs (Western Athletic Conference) (1996–2004)
1996–97 Mike Dement 16–12 7–9 T–4th (Mountain)
1997–98 Mike Dement 18–10 6–8 5th (Pacific)
1998–99 Mike Dement 15–15 7–7 T–4th (Mountain)
1999–00 Mike Dement 21–9 9–5 3rd NIT First Round
2000–01 Mike Dement 18 -12
2001–02 Mike Dement 15 -14
2002–03 Mike Dement 17 -13
2003–04 Mike Dement 12–18
Mike Dement: 138–120 (.535) (.468)
' (Conference USA) (2005–2013)
2004–05 Jimmy Tubbs 14–14
2005–06 Jimmy Tubbs 13–16
Jimmy Tubbs: (.474) (.406)
2006–07 Matt Doherty 14 -17
2007–08 Matt Doherty 10–20
2008–09 Matt Doherty 9–21
2009–10 Matt Doherty 14–17
2010–11 Matt Doherty 20–15 CIT Semifinals
2011–12 Matt Doherty 13–19
Matt Doherty: 80–109(.423)
2012–13 Larry Brown 15–17 5–11 6th
' (American Athletic Conference) (2013–present)
2013–14 Larry Brown 27–10 12–6 4th NIT Runner up
2014–15 Larry Brown 27–7 15–3 1st NCAA Round of 64
2015–16 Larry Brown / Tim Jankovich 25–5 (9–0) 13–5 2nd One-Year Post-Season Ban
Larry Brown: 94–39(.707) 45–25(.643)
2016–17 Tim Jankovich^ 30–5 17–1 1st NCAA First Round
2017–18 Tim Jankovich 0-0 0-0
Tim Jankovich: 39–5 (.886) 17–1 (.944)
Total: 1318–1191(.525)

      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

Source.[7] ^ Conference Coach of the Year

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SMU Licensing". Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Southern Methodist". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-04-07. 
  3. ^ "SMU, Brown disciplined by NCAA for violations". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-04-07. 
  4. ^ "NCAA bans SMU from postseason, suspends Larry Brown for rules violations". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2016-04-07. 
  5. ^ http://smumustangs.com/documents/2017/3/3/2017_03_04SMU_Notes_Memphis.pdf
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Cite error: The named reference BB was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  7. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/southern-methodist/

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