The SMU basketball team opened its season Friday night by hosting UMBC in Moody Coliseum. The Mustangs
won 78-67. The Mustangs got off to a quick 9-0 start, but struggled the rest of the half. They trailed by 7 going into the locker room at half time down 45-38. SMU, who was 18-0 at home last season, had to fight back in the second half to defend their home court and impressed former President George W Bush who was siting court side at the game with his family. Shake Milton, preseason American Athletic Conference Player of the Year, led the way with a team high 28 points, 2 steals and an assist. Jarrey Foster was right behind with 17 points and 3 assists, and freshmen Ethan Chargois added 15. This was SMU’s first of 4 home games in the next 9 days. The Mustangs will host Louisiana Monroe on Sunday afternoon at 3 pm in Moody Coliseum.
Austyn Iven graduated from Oklahoma State University as a Sports Media Major. Austyn passion for sports started before she was even old enough to play one. Born and raised in Knoxville, TN and being a avid Tennessee Volunteer fan her family moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma when Austyn was in the 7th grade.