Daily Update: Thursday, Feb. 24

February 24, 2011 by · Comments Off 

What can you expect to pay at the pump for gas? Learn the latest on the Wikileaks founder trial and did the Mustangs basketball team won the game against state rival, the Rice Owls? Learn all this and more on your Daily Update!

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‘Stangs Topped by Tulsa

February 20, 2011 by · Comments Off 

The SMU Mustangs (16-10, 7-5) were defeated by the Tulsa Hurricanes (15-11, 8-4) Saturday afternoon 74-66.

Tulsa’s Jordan Clarkson scored 17 points shooting 6 for 9 from the filed, leading the Hurricanes past SMU.

Senior Papa Dia puts the ball up for a two-pointer. SMU lost to Tulsa 74-66 on Saturday. (PHOTO BY KATHERINE BRUCE/ SMU DAILY MUSTANG)

Tulsa led the majority of the game by as many as 13 points and it wasn’t until the final three minutes that SMU was able to close the gap 64-61. SMU ended with as many as 19 turnovers.

“We turned the ball over way too much…. We are better than that,” said head coach Matt Doherty.

Mustang Robert Nyakundi lead with the game-high of 22 points, Papa Dia followed with 18 and Mike Walker 10.

This defeat snapped their three-game home winning streak and makes this their second loss out of their past 8 games.

This close game challenged SMU enough to break a school record. SMU hit 7 three pointers, setting a new school record for three-pointers made (220) in a season (record was 215 in 2006-2007).

Also, freshman guard Jeremiah Samarrippas hit a career-high of 6 steals.

SMU will be hosting Rice on Wednesday at 7p.m. in Moody Colliseum.

The Daily Update: Friday, Feb. 18

February 18, 2011 by · Comments Off 

New details on the Mockingbird shooting and why did Wisconsin Democrats flee the capital Thursday? Can toddlers and parties co-exist on Greenville? All this an more on your Daily Update.

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Daily Update: Thursday, Feb. 17

February 17, 2011 by · Comments Off 

A shooting outside of the Burger Street on Mockingbird Lane leaves two dead and one injured. University Park may require students to have resident stickers on their vehicles, and at least three are dead as unrest continues in the Middle East. All this and more on your Daily Update.

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Olympian Nastia Liukin to appear at Mustang Women’s Basketball Game

February 16, 2011 by · Comments Off 

By Marissa Belske

In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, former SMU student and Olympic Gold-Medalist Nastia Liukin will make an appearance at the SMU women’s basketball game on Feb. 20.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebrates the achievements of females in athletics. The day will kick off at 12:30 p.m. with a Fan Fest. Here attendees will be given the opportunity to interact with SMU’s female student-athletes and take part in question and answer sessions, face painting and poster and t-shirt designs.

Gymnast Liukin will speak at the Fan Fest at 1:15 p.m. in the Crum Center at SMU prior to the Mustang’s Basketball game against UAB. The Mustangs tip off at 2 p.m.

Fans will also be given the chance to meet Liukin during the basketball game at an autograph signing on the concourse of Moody Coliseum. Liukin is a nine-time World Champion and has five Olympic medals.

Samantha Mahnesmith drives the basket against conference rival Marshall. The Mustangs defeated Marshall 62-46. (PHOTO BY SYDNEY GIESEY/ SMU DAILY MUSTANG)

SMU (13-11, 6-5 Conference USA) is tied with Tulane for fifth in the conference, one game behind a three-way tie for second. The Mustangs only have five conference games remaining in the season.

Tickets must be purchased to the game for admission to Fan Fest. All proceeds will benefit the WBCA’s PinkZone campaign which raises funds for breast cancer ressearch, education, screening and treatment.

SMU Mens Basketball Extends Winning Streak Against Tulane

February 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

By Erica Penunuri

The Mustangs (15-8, 6-3) made for their 5th consecutive conference win against Tulane Green Wave (12-11, 2-8) Wednesday night.

Papa Dia helped SMU with their fifth straight win against Tulane Wednesday night. (PHOTO BY STUART PALLEY / SMU DAILY MUSTANG)

SMU Men’s Basketball shot an impressive 64 percent from the field. Senior forward Papa Dia led the ‘Stangs with 24 points. Junior forward Robert Nyakundi followed with 13 points and Freshman guard Jeremiah Samarrippas with 12.

Papa Dia not only contributed a great amount to the scoreboard, but the 6-foot-9 senior also blocked 3 shots. He was nine for ten from the field and posted his 10th double-double of the season.

This five-game winning streak is the first for the Mustangs since their 1999-2000 season as a member in the Western Atheletic Conference (WAC).

The Mustangs suit up again on Saturday 8 p.m. at UTEP. Tune in on KAAM 770 AM or catch them on the big screen on the Time Warner Texas Channel.

Check out more picture from the game here!

Daily Update: Thursday, Feb. 10

February 10, 2011 by · Comments Off 

How can Egyptian workers staying home affect you? Find out why Ford has sued Ferrari and what the weather will be like this weekend. All this and more on your Daily Update.

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Daily Update: Monday, January 31

January 31, 2011 by · Comments Off 

Find out what is happening to the Americans that are stranded in Egypt. Why you might be expecting less harassment at the airport from TSA agents. And learn what are the metroplex providers doing so that you can rule the air. Find out all this and more on your Daily Update!

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SMU Women’s Basketball Falls to Southern Miss

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By Mia Castillo

SMU women’s basketball team fell 75 – 63 at Southern Miss Thursday night. The Mustangs are now 10–9 and 3–3 in Conference USA. Southern Miss’s Golden Eagles improved to 9–11, 4–3 C-USA after Thursday night’s game.

Senior guard/forward, Haley Day recorded her first double-double with 10 points and a a season-high 12 rebounds. Junior guard, Samantha Mahnesmith, also scored 10 points in Thursday night’s game.

The Golden Eagles had five players in double-figures, led by Jamierra Faulkner’s 19 points. Southern Miss started out the second half with a 7-0 run. After that the Mustangs were never able to catch the Eagle charge.

SMU shot 36.9 percent for the game ( 24-of-65), while the Golden Eagles made 47.5-percent from the field (29-of-61). The Mustangs ended their three-game winning streak.

SMU’s next game will be on the road against Houston on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Daily Update: Thursday, January 27

January 27, 2011 by · Comments Off 

Find out where Pony Express is now accepted off campus and see how the Mustangs did against Tulsa last night. All this and more on today’s Daily Update.

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