The Daily Update: Monday, March 28

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On today’s Daily Update catch up with the latest on Libya and what members of the U.S. government are saying about it. Could radioactive water be heading to the Pacific and Mustang Men’s basketball team season is over, see where they ended up.

Daily Update: Tuesday, March 22

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What men’s basketball record got broken? Are the attacks on Libya having any effect? And what marathon runner broke a world record? Find out all this and more on your Daily Update!

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Daily Update: Thursday, March 3

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Ford Stadium has been vandalized, the iPad 2 is set to debut on March 11 and the largest statue of Jesus Christ is being built in a cabbage field in Poland.  All this and more on today’s Daily Update.

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Daily Update: Thursday, Feb. 24

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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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NBA Stars, Dads to Play in Moody Coliseum

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By Robby Gillespie

During All-Star Weekend, some of today’s biggest stars in sports and entertainment are joining in SMU’s Moody Coliseum to host “The Xperience Celebrity Basketball Game & Celebrity Dads Panel”.

Former NBA Star Allan Houston, All-Star Dwight Howard, NFL Athletes David Tyree, Joumana Kidd, and Michael Crabtree will host the Xperience Celebrity Basketball Game.

The game will also feature appearances by: Nelly, Terrell Owens, Fabolous, Rosci, Chingy, Chamillionaire, Donnie Avery, Ed Lover, Brandon London, Calvin Byrd, and Louis Murphy Jr. To see the full list of celebrity appearances click here.

In addition, Allan Houston and his father Wade Houston, Dwight Howard Sr. (Father of Dwight Howard), Charles Paul (Father of Chris Paul), Ronnie Chalmers (Father of Mario Chalmers), William Humphries (Father of Kris Humphries) and other athlete Dads will host a Panel focused on the importance of responsible fatherhood and male mentoring.

The event starts at 11am with tip-off scheduled for noon Saturday. All proceeds will benefit The Xperience Outreach. Tickets start at $10.

SMU Falls at Home to First-Place UTEP

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By Nate Regan

With a chance to upset the conference-leading University of Texas-El Paso, SMU took a slim lead into halftime but could not catch up with the Miners’ offensive attack after the intermission, resulting in a 62-51 loss Wednesday at Moody Coliseum.

The Mustangs (11-12, 4-5 Conference USA) were led early by senior forward Mouhammad Faye, who scored 11 points and pulled down five rebounds in the first half.

SMU also took advantage of an 8-for-27 shooting performance by UTEP (18-5, 9-1 C-USA) in the first half and went to the locker rooms with a 24-22 halftime lead.

“We had them right where we wanted them,” head coach Matt Doherty said. “I thought our defense broke down significantly in the second half.”

After grabbing more first-half rebounds than UTEP (20-to-13), the Mustangs tailed off in the second half, allowing the Miners a 25-to-10 advantage on the boards.

In addition, UTEP bounced back from a poor first half to shoot 14-for-23 on field goals the rest of the way.

For the Miners, forward Derrick Caracter and guard Randy Culpepper each contributed 12 second-half points and combined to go 8-for-11 from the field.

“We were timid,” Doherty said. “Our guys looked like they were afraid when UTEP stepped it up a notch in the second half.”

Faye led the Mustangs with 19 points and nine rebounds, but he was one of few offensive bright spots for SMU.

Though junior forward Papa Dia scored 11 points (and became the 31st player in school history to collect 500 career rebounds), he and senior guard Derek Williams combined to shoot 6-for-22 on the game.

“I was real disappointed in the lack of leadership from Derek and Papa,” Doherty said. “They’ve had great seasons thus far, but they showed no toughness throughout the game, especially in the second half.”

“If you want to be a big-time player, you’ve got to produce in big-time situations, and they didn’t tonight.”

Williams, whose eight points broke his string of double-digit scoring games at 15, said he takes responsibility for the loss.

“The team needed me to step up,” he said. “We were prepared for it, we just didn’t come out and play hard.”

The Mustangs will now prepare for a quick weekend road trip to the University of Houston (12-11, 4-5 C-USA), where they will match up against the Cougars at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The team returns home next Wednesday, Feb. 17, to face the Rice Owls (8-15, 1-8 C-USA). Tip off is set for 7 p.m. at Moody Coliseum.

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