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Postseason NIT - Southern Methodist Defeats California 67-65 - Recap

Markus Kennedy scored 19 points leading Southern Methodist to a 67-65 victory over California at Moody Coliseum on Wednesday.

Southern Methodist won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 8.5-point spread.

Southern Methodist got 11 points from Nic Moore and another 9 points from Keith Frazier. Nick Russell contributed 4 assists, while Markus Kennedy cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

California got 20 points from Jabari Bird in a losing cause and another 18 points from Justin Cobbs. Justin Cobbs contributed 7 assists for them, while David Kravish had 8 rebounds.

Southern Methodist led at halftime, 32-29.

Southern Methodist had a 35-22 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.