2014-2015 SMU Mustangs Men's Basketball Schedule
There's nothing quite like college basketball when you have two
talented teams locked in the middle of an amazing matchups, and that's exactly what you tend to get whenever the SMU Mustangs
are gearing up for a highly anticipated game. Come out and see if the Mustangs have what it takes to give their fans another
winning season as they go up against the best teams in the American Conference, a top-tier group of teams that always makes
for some great basketball. In 2013-2014, SMU once again was a dominant force, racking up a 27-10 overall record to go along
with a 12-6 conference record, making them one of the top teams in the American once again.
When the SMU Mustangs are
locked in a heated rivalry matchup against a top-tier American Conference opponent, there is nothing close to the experience
of being in the stands with your fellow fans, where you'll actually feel the buzz of the crowd in a way that you simply can't
anywhere but the arena. Moody Coliseum is one of those amazing sports venues that has fans absolutely glued to the experience
from the get-go, and you can count on it being hopping against teams like Memphis, Cincinnati, UCONN, Temple, Tulsa and more
this season. Be there for all the highlight-reel slams, intense defensive stands and smooth behind-the-back passes that will
have fans jumping out of their seat in no time.
But even though the home games are obviously important, it's on the
road that good teams tend to separate themselves from the rest of the field. The Mustangs will be looking to pile up some
important road wins throughout the season, and you can bet there will be a great group of fans at their back at every single
turn throughout the year. If you've never seen your team away from home, you have no idea what you've been missing. Put it
all together and the Mustangs are sure to give their fans another intense season in which absolutely anything can happen on
their way back into the NCAA Tournament mix.
SMU Mustangs Basketball Team Info
Over the years, the Mustangs
have had some absolutely unbelievable seasons and great players, helping to make them a major part of the sports scene around
Dallas. Five former SMU Mustangs have gone on to play in the NBA: Jeryl Sasser, Jon Koncak, Quinton Ross, Jim Krebs, and Ira
Terrell. Additionally, former player Oscar Furlong has been inducted to the FIBA Hall of Fame, while current head coach Larry
Brown was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 and is the only head coach to have won both an NCAA Championship
and an NBA Championship. Unsurprisingly, this is a program that is known for its prowess on the hardwood at this point, making
them a team to watch out for in The American every single season.
The NCAA Basketball Experience
that the game is a nail-biter and heading deep into the fourth quarter, with the clock dwindling as the Mustangs look to sink
some clutch buckets to seal the deal against a prominent rival. Sure, you could see the game from home or maybe even the bar
down the street, but there's no substitution for being there cheering alongside your fellow fans for all the bench-gripping
moments. When you're there in the middle of a game that can go either way, with the buzz of the crowd steadily rising, you'll
definitely understand for yourself why college basketball remains one of the very best spectator sports in the world.
SMU Mustangs Basketball History
Overall, the SMU Mustangs have put together some incredible seasons, participating
in the NCAA Tournament 10 times, most recently in 1993. They have made the Sweet Sixteen six times, the Elite Eight twice,
and the Final Four once, in 1956. Though the team has been strong throughout their history, they really were a dynamic force
back in the 1950s and the 1960s, with considerable streaks of making it to the Sweet Sixteen while they laid the groundwork
for the modern program. With some all-time great college players, a steady stream of winning teams that have shown they can
get the job done on the hardwood and a growing tradition of excellence that only seems to expand from one year to the next,
the Mustangs tend to bring plenty of fanfare with them wherever they end up playing. The Mustangs have been back on the rise
in recent seasons and are looking to make their triumphant return trip to the Big Dance much sooner than later, giving fans
plenty of reasons for optimism in another intense season of Mustang basketball.
SMU Mustangs Basketball Trivia
head coach Larry Brown was once an ABA All-Star for three consecutive seasons as a player. Can you name the years?
answer is 1968-1970. Though Brown was a terrific player, it turned out he was just getting started, as he would end up a three-time
ABA Coach of the Year before becoming the NCAA Basketball Coach of the Year in 1988 and then the NBA Coach of the Year in
SMU Mustangs Basketball Fans
Moody Coliseum is never lacking in passion and excitement, which you'll
see first-hand as the Mustangs head deep into another season loaded with bench-gripping moments that you know you'll want
to be a part of. Come out for games loaded with electrifying athletes that know how to put on a show as the Mustangs look
to shoot their way to the top of the conference standings. Start making your plans soon to get out and see an intense matchup
that you'll be talking about well after the final whistle as the Mustangs look to make it happen this season. Though it's
the talent down below that obviously gets fans into the stands, it's the fans themselves who help to take the experience to
the next level, making it always a good idea to snag a few seats and join in the melee as the Mustangs look to shoot their
way up the American standings.