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Queens_NYC 01-31-2019 11:51 AM

SMU
 
Sat. February 2nd, 2019
8:00 PM
Fifth Third Arena
CBSSN

It's been a new season with familiar problems for SMU (12-8, 4-4, NET #119, KP #119) as they've fought through various injury issues to go along with their final year of scholarship reductions. As a result, they continue to boast the least amount of depth in the league, playing with a rotation of 6 currently.

Despite losing 4 of their last 6 games, a glimmer of hope may have arisen last night when their battle @Wichita State came down to the wire resulting in a narrow 2-point loss.

There is a bit of talent with this group however, starting with 4th-year guard Jamal McMurray who is currently averaging 18.4 ppg on solid shooting numbers. He's complemented by 3 other starters averaging double figure scoring - big men Ethan Chargois, Isiaha Mike, and play-making guard Jimmy Whitt.

SMU is currently the best offensive rebounding team in the AAC and one of the best free throw shooting teams as well. As expected with their limited depth, they've done a good job of limiting fouls over the course of the season.

SMU has already lost @Connecticut by 12 and @Memphis by 22 so I expect us to be solid favorites in this one.

sedziobs 01-31-2019 12:10 PM

SMU's defense is ranked 259 on Kenpom. That's worst in the conference, below even Tulane.

waterhead 01-31-2019 12:15 PM

Keep up the good work! I expect us to go to the rack often as they will likely not want to get in foul trouble. A healthy dose of Cumberland, Williams, Broome, Brooks and maybe Scott.

If they can't be too aggressive on D we should win this comfortably.

cincycpaw 01-31-2019 12:58 PM

They have less talent, fewer players, and Bearcats are at home.

Bearcats win at home, this will be no exception.

Cumberland gets players into foul trouble. Williams and Broome finish at the basket.

kskenyon4 01-31-2019 02:11 PM

Cincy 77
SMU - 64

Queens_NYC 02-02-2019 10:03 AM

-10

Jon Rycek 02-02-2019 06:39 PM

Bearcats by 17

Mcginnjw 02-02-2019 06:45 PM

UC 74
SMU 68

rogerOH 02-02-2019 06:54 PM

In the 3 losses Cane Broome is a combined 1 for 16 shooting so if he has even a decent game we win. If he does not show up we could lose any game on the schedule.

mdchick 02-02-2019 07:27 PM

Good for Trevor and cane, love these kids and love to see them do well


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