March 7, 2017
From SMU Athletics:
Scenes from the Game
DALLAS (AP) -- Sterling Brown and his SMU teammates cut the nets down at Moody Coliseum amid the confetti and streamers.
The home-court celebration isn't the end for Brown and this Mustangs senior class.
Brown had 26 points and 10 rebounds in his final home game, his school-record 106th victory, and the 14th-ranked Mustangs -- a year after being banned from postseason play -- clinched the outright American Athletic Conference title with a 103-62 victory over Memphis on Saturday (March 4, 2017).
"We've still have a few games left and we've got a goal that we haven't reached yet," Brown, one of the three SMU seniors, said with one of the arena's nets draped over his shoulder.
The Mustangs (27-4, 17-1) take a 13-game winning streak into next week's AAC Tournament in Connecticut as the top seed. And then they're going back to the NCAA Tournament after being banned from all postseason play last season, when the only confetti during a 25-win season came on Senior Night.
"This has to be more special because it is a journey to accomplish an awful lot of things and more to come," coach Tim Jankovich said. "Where that was a finite ending, we already knew ... this has a different feeling."
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