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Topic - Markus Kennedy
An exhilarating season for SMU ended a few points shy of a championship.
Larry Brown already is the only head coach to win both an NCAA and NBA championship. Now he has a chance to add the NIT to his extensive resume - in his old backyard, no less.
Coach Larry Brown has endured more than he cares of his SMU Mustangs' inability to handle adversity.
Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown was in no mood to talk about what No. 18 SMU has accomplished this season.
Central Florida stayed in the game long after SMU's bid for an early blowout in yet another home win.
The SMU Mustangs won their first home game as a ranked team in almost 30 years, and they are gearing up for a return to the NCAA tournament after a 21-year absence.
No. 21 UConn made just 16 baskets on 54 shots Sunday, and lost for the first time in five games.
SMU added a quality road win to its already solid NCAA tournament resume.
SMU coach Larry Brown felt compelled to warn his Mustangs about Thursday's home date against Temple being a "trap" game between visits from nationally-ranked Memphis and Cincinnati, and that speaks volumes about the program that Brown has built in less than two seasons.
Before SMU returned to its campus home in the newly renovated Moody Coliseum, it had been 10 years since the Mustangs defeated a Top 25 opponent.
An SMU basketball program that last reached the NCAA Tournament 21 years and three conferences ago took another step in that direction on Tuesday night.
Markus Kennedy had 15 points and eight rebounds and Southern Methodist used a second-half run to defeat Central Florida 58-46 on Saturday.
Coaching took place away from the court and well in advance of SMU's 71-54 victory over South Florida on Wednesday night when Mustangs coach Larry Brown had a heart-to-heart talk with Markus Kennedy, who moved into the starting center role late last week.
"He challenged me, and I took the challenge," Kennedy said. "He's tells you what you need to do, and I try my best to get it done. Our talk really had a lot to do with my performance."
"If we had played the first half like we played the second half, this game never would have been close," Kennedy said. "We take too long to get warmed up, especially when we're on the road. But we kept fighting and once we started executing our offense, things were going pretty good."