Postgame Notes: SMU 77, USF 65

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SMU Postgame Notes – January 12, 2022

SMU 77, USF 65

SMU (12-4, 3-1 AAC), USF (5-10, 0-3 AAC)
Moody Coliseum – Dallas, Texas

NEXT GAME

At Tulane – Saturday, January 15 – 1 p.m. CT – Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse – New Orleans, Louisiana

TV/Stream: ESPN+

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NOTES

Starters: #2 Jalen Smith, #3 Kendric Davis, #5 Emmanuel Bandoumel, #10 Zach Nutall, #22 Isiah Jasey

  • 7th game with this starting lineup (6-1)

SMU is 12-4 on the season

  • 9-1 in last 10 games
  • 10-0 at Moody Coliseum this season, 12 straight home wins overall
  • 31-4 at home since the start of the 2019-20 season
  • 11th time SMU has been undefeated through its first 10 home games (5th time in the past 9 seasons)

SMU had 4 scorers in double figures

  • Kendric Davis (17), Zhuric Phelps (17, season high), Marcus Weathers (17), Michael Weathers (10)
  • 6-1 this season with at least 4 scoring 10+
  • 75-15 under Jankovich with at least four in double figures

SMU led 37-33 at halftime

  • 10-2 this season when leading at halftime
  • 94-19 under Jankovich when leading at halftime

SMU was 9-21on 3-point field goals (entered game 36.6% [3rd AAC] and 9.1 made per game [1st AAC])

SMU outrebounded USF 32-24

  • Outrebounded 3 of 4 AAC opponents
  • Marcus Weathers led SMU with 6
  • SMU is 9-1 this season and 85-19 under Jankovich when outrebounding opponents

SMU shot 50.9% and held New Mexico to 48.1%

  • SMU is 5-0 this season and 55-3 under Jankovich when shooting at least 50%
  • SMU is 10-1 this season and 101-10 under Jankovich when outshooting opponents

Runs

  • 10-0 from down 27-18 to go up 28-27 at 2:57 of the 1st half
  • Finished first half on a 20-6 run (over last 5:16)

ADDITIONAL INDIVIDUAL NOTES

Kendric Davis (#3, Sr., G) – Preseason All-AAC First Team, Naismith Trophy Watch List, Wooden Award Watch List, Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Watch List, Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award Watch List | 2021-22 AAC Player of the Week (3x), AAC Weekly Honor Roll (3x), NCAA.com & Lute Olson Award National Player of the Week (Jan. 3)

  • 17 points, 5 assists, 1 steal
    • Has scored 15+ in 14 straight games and 15 of 16 games this season (Entered game averaging 21.1 points, 1st AAC / 8th NCAA) – Longest streak of games with 15+ since Semi Ojeleye 15 straight 1/15/17 to 3/11/17
    • 5 assists (entered game averaging 5.1 assists, 3rd AAC / 38th NCAA)
    • 2-8 on 3FGs (entered game averaging 2.5 threes per game, 5th AAC)
    • 1 steal (entered game averaging 1.6 steals, 8th AAC)
  • 5-6 on FTs (entered game 89.0% [89-100], 1st AAC / 27th NCAA)
  • 5 assists / 1 turnover (entered game 2.2 assist/TO ratio, 4th AAC)

Zhuric Phelps (#1, G. Fr.) – AAC Freshman of the Week (Dec. 13)

  • Season-high 17 points (was 13)

Marcus Weathers (#50, F, Sr.)

  • 17 points and team-high 6 rebounds (entered game averaging 7.0  rebounds, 4th  AAC)
  • 9th game this season with 10+ points

Michael Weathers (#23, G, Sr.)

  • 10 points with 5 rebounds and a steal (entered game averaging 9.0 points and 5.0 rebounds)
  • 5th game with 10+ points this season, 3rd straight

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