Recap - Southern Methodist Defeats Connecticut 74-65
|Recap - Southern Methodist Defeats Connecticut 74-65|
Southern Methodist grabbed a 74-65 win over Connecticut on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Nic Moore at Moody Coliseum.
Southern Methodist was a 2-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.
Nick Russell had 14 points for Southern Methodist and Markus Kennedy chipped in with 10 points. Nic Moore had 6 assists for them, while Markus Kennedy was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.
Connecticut got a 15-point performance from Ryan Boatright, who was supported by 12 points from Shabazz Napier. Shabazz Napier had 5 assists in a losing cause for Connecticut, while Lasan Kromah grabbed 6 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Connecticut were victorious, as the score was 33-32 at the break.
Southern Methodist won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-29.