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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

NCAAB : SMU Hosts Tulsa With AAC Title on the Line

The No. 14 SMU Mustangs can lock down at least a share of the AAC regular-season title this Thursday (8 PM ET, CBSSN) when they welcome the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to Moody Coliseum in Dallas. The Mustangs (25-4 SU, 18-5-1 ATS) are one game up on the Cincinnati Bearcats with two games left to go.

It’s been a remarkable run for the Mustangs in their first year under head coach Tim Jankovic. He took over in July after Larry Brown resigned; the team Jankovic inherited was already loaded with talent, but they’ve put it all together on the court with sound two-way play and a low turnover rate, generating one of the best ATS records in college hoops.

The Golden Hurricane (14-14 SU, 15-12 ATS) have also been profitable this year, but expectations were low after losing eight senior players from the 2015-16 squad. Third-year head coach Frank Haith restocked his program with JUCO transfers and three-star prospects; junior forward Junior Etou has done his part to keep Tulsa competitive, putting up 17.5 points and 9.4 rebounds per 40 minutes. Still, it was the Mustangs winning their earlier matchup 76-53 as 9-point road favorites, up from –7.5 at the open.

NCAAB : SMU Hosts Tulsa

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There aren’t too many college basketball teams more profitable than the SMU Mustangs (25-4 SU, 18-5-1 ATS). They host the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (14-14 SU, 15-12 ATS) this Thursday night, tipping off at 8 PM ET on CBSSN.

Head coach Tim Jankovic has SMU at No. 14 in this week’s rankings after taking over from the retired Larry Brown in June. The Mustangs are solid on both sides of the ball, and they squashed the Hurricane 76-53 as 9-point road favorites in their other regular-season matchup, with senior guard Sterling Brown scoring 27 points on just 15 shots.

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