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SMU Men's and Women's Basketball teams in National Invitational Tournaments

March 18, 2014

Mustang BasketballBoth the SMU Men's Basketball team and the Women's Basketball team have reached the second rounds of national invitation tournaments.

Men's Basketball in the NIT

No. 1-seeded SMU (23-9) will open the National Invitation Tournament on Wednesday, when it hosts No. 8-seeded UC Irvine (23-11) in the first round in Moody Coliseum at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN2.

This is the Mustangs 15th postseason appearance, first since 2011 and third in the NIT (1986, 2000). SMU enters the NIT with 23 wins, its highest since 1987-88 (28). SMU also tied its record with 12 conference wins, the most since the 1992-93 season (SWC). The Mustangs' third-place finish in the American Athletic Conference was its best since 2002-03.

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Women's Basketball in the WNIT

SMU will host a WNIT game for the first time in program history Thursday, hosting Texas Southern in Moody Coliseum at 7 p.m. For the Mustangs, it is the sixth appearance in the postseason tournament, and the fourth in the last six seasons. Overall, head coach Rhonda Rompola has guided the Mustangs to 13 postseason tournaments, including five in the last seven years.

General admission tickets are available for $7, $5 for students, and can be purchased by calling 214-SMU-GAME (214-768-4263), or by visiting SMUMustangs.com. Parking for the event is free in Moody Garage, located directly north of Moody Coliseum.

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Learn more at SMU Gameday Central.