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SMU overcomes 7-6 behemoth, beats UC Irvine in first round of NIT


The following is from the March 20, 2014, edition of The Dallas Morning News.

March 20, 2014

Staff Writer

UNIVERSITY PARK — SMU faced a big problem regarding postseason play, but this had nothing to do with the NCAA selection committee.

The Mustangs had to find ways to overcome Mamadou Ndiaye, UC Irvine’s 7-6 center, to advance in the National Invitation Tournament.

SMU figured it out, sending waves of players right at the big man. The Mustangs took control in the second half for a 68-54 victory before 5,031 at Moody Coliseum.

SMU (24-9) will face LSU (20-13), which defeated San Francisco, in a second-round game at 8 p.m. Monday at Moody.

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