Postseason NIT - UC Irvine vs Southern Methodist Wrap - Southern Methodist Wins 68-54

Postseason NIT - UC Irvine vs Southern Methodist Wrap - Southern Methodist Wins 68-54

Southern Methodist earned a 68-54 victory over UC Irvine on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Cannen Cunningham at Moody Coliseum.

Southern Methodist was a favorite by 10 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors.

Ben Moore had 11 points for Southern Methodist and Nick Russell chipped in with 10 points. Nic Moore had 8 assists for them, while Sterling Brown was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

UC Irvine got 13 points from Luke Nelson in a losing cause and another 10 points from Alex Young. Alex Young contributed 5 assists for them, while Mamadou Ndiaye had 12 rebounds.

Southern Methodist hit the break trailing 30-29 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored UC Irvine as they grabbed 43 boards, while Southern Methodist only had 39.