SMU Women’s Basketball Completes Season Sweep of Tulsa

February 14, 2011 by · Comments Off 

By Mia Castillo

SMU’s women’s basketball team (13 – 11, 6 – 5 C-USA) completed their season sweep of Tulsa (5 – 14 , 1 – 10 C-USA) at yesterday’s home game.

Junior post Christine Elliott played a big part in Sunday’s win, posting her second double-double of the season for her 12th career double-double.

Another victorious Mustang was senior guard/forward Haley Day. Day scored a team high of 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds.

Throughout the first half of the game the Mustangs played hard, staying in the lead and only allowing the Golden Hurricane to score 12 points.

During the second half of the game, Tulsa cut their way into the lead making 19-of-36 shots, but the Mustangs recovered their lead sinking 54.5 percent of their shots in the second half. The ‘Stangs remained victorious, keeping their double-digit lead until just 13 seconds were left in the game.

Two other Mustangs that added to the group of players in double digits were senior forward Delisha Wills, who finished with 15 points, and junior guard Samantha Mahnesmith who finished with 11 points.

SMU will hit the court against East Carolina on Thursday, Feb. 17, and will return home to play UAB on Sunday, Feb. 20th 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.

The Daily Update: Thursday, January 27 from on Vimeo.

SMU Soccer No. 6 Defeats No. 17 Tulsa in C-USA Play

October 21, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Goalkeeper Craig Hill had seven saves Wednesday night for the Mustangs as SMU fought off two one-goal deficits to defeat No. 17 Tulsa, 3-2. Hill had a big save with 30 seconds remaining in the game, stopping a shot from Tulsa's Justin Chavez. (PHOTO BY MARISSA BELSKE / SMU DAILY MUSTANG)

By Kimmy Ryan

The SMU Men’s Soccer team, ranked No. 6 in the nation, took down No. 17 Tulsa Wednesday night, 3-2. SMU is now 12-1-0 on the season and 4-1-0 in Conference USA play.

Coach Tim McClements described it as “a night of crazy goals.”

SMU scorers included Arthur Ivo, Robbie Derschang, and Adam Still who netted a 75-yard goal.

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SMU Women Earn Top Seed In Conference Tournament

April 22, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Robby Gillespie

After finishing the regular season with a No. 27 national ranking, the SMU women’s tennis team looks to defend its Conference USA title as the No. 1 seed.

The Mustangs (22-3) received a first round bye and will take on the winner of Thursday’s match between No. 8 Southern Miss and No. 9 Memphis. The second round match up is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday in Tulsa.

SMU enters the season finale tournament with three ITA ranked singles players: No. 29 Marta Lesniak, No. 114 Aleksandra Malyarchikova, and No. 116 Edyta Cieplucha. These three helped the team go 6-0 in C-USA play this season.

The next closest ranked team is No. 35 Tulsa and No. 47 Rice. SMU topped both teams during the regular season.

The C-USA Championship runs April 22-25. The champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. The NCAA Tournament selections will be announced on Tuesday, April 27; the tournament begins on May 1.

AUDIO: SMU Women’s Basketball vs. Tulsa

March 3, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Click here to listen to the SMU women’s basketball from Wednesday night. The Mustangs beat Tulsa 71-52 to earn their third straight season with at least 20 wins. Alan H. Rose, Robby Gillespie and sideline reporter Nicole Jacobsen were at Moody Coliseum to bring you the call. Wednesday’s game was the last home game for seniors Brittany Gilliam, Jillian Samuels, and Alice Severin.

VIDEO: Full Court Press – Women Defeat Southern Miss 81-66

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Campus News Blog: Homecoming Is Here!

October 31, 2009 by · Comments Off 

Posted by Sam Todd

It might be Halloween, but today is the official start of SMU’s Homecoming festivities, planned by SMU Student Foundation. It kicked off this morning with a community service event, and busloads of SMU students headed to a home for senior citizens, a community festival and other events around the metroplex to help out and give back to their community.

Participants in today’s event all received points that go towards their organization in the homecoming competition, which culminates in the crowning of a homecoming king and queen during the halftime ceremonies of the homecoming football game against Rice. With today’s 27-13 win over Tulsa, the Mustangs will have another shot to bring that 4-4 record over .50.

Other homecoming events taking place this week include tomorrow’s Field Day, the presentation of the candidates on Monday, the annual Homecoming College Bowl on Wednesday, 24-hour float building on Thursday, and the annual parade on the boulevard before Saturday’s game.

Don’t miss out on this week, it’s truly one of the university’s best traditions.

QB Padron, Defense Lead SMU Over Tulsa

October 31, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

By Robby Gillespie

The Mustangs ended a two-game losing streak Saturday after beating Tulsa 27-13, to remain tied for the Conference USA West lead with Houston.

In his first collegiate start, freshmen quarterback Kyle Padron threw for 354 yards, an SMU record for a first start, and two touchdowns on 20 for 30 passing. His 49-yard touchdown pass to Cole Beasley marked SMU’s first score of the game in the second quarter.

The Mustangs (4-4, 3-1 C-USA) entered the game forcing the third most interceptions in the country. They earned two off of G.J. Kinne.

The SMU defense held Tulsa to 216 passing yards and 106 rushing yards. The Golden Hurricanes (4-4, 2-2) had eight different players with a carry.

Junior running back Shawnbrey McNeal ran for 44 yards on 19 carries, and caught four passes for 52 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown reception from Padron.

Aldrick Robinson led the SMU receivers with 104 receiving yards. SMU kicker Matt Szymanski added two field goals from 35 and 31 yards.

Margus Hunt earned his fourth blocked kick of the season, tying the SMU record, on an extra point late in the fourth quarter.

The Mustangs improved their bowl chances with another road win. They face the winless Rice Owls next week for SMU’s Homecoming, then play UTEP, at Marshall, and finish the season against Tulane at home.

Catch 17- Episode 7

October 30, 2009 by · Comments Off 

“Catch 17? is a weekly radio program hosted by Alan Rose featuring SMU Wide Receiver Emmanuel Sanders as he chronicles life throughout this year’s football season.

Sanders is in his senior year and final football season. He leads the team in receiving yards and touchdowns caught. Sanders is expected by many college football analysts to be drafted in the spring’s NFL Draft.

In this episode, Emmanuel talks with Alan about how the team is preparing to face Tulsa, especially with Bo Levi Mitchell sidelined for the game.

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