SMU (2-1) didn't hit a field goal and scored only two points in
the final 4:29 of the game, but the Mustangs had three steals in
the final minute to hold off Texas Tech (4-2).
After blowing a 16-point first half lead and falling behind
53-50 on an Andre Emmett layup, the Mustangs had 10 straight points
to take a 60-53 lead on a layup by Eric Castro with 4:29 left in
SMU guard Justin Isham stole the ball from Michael Marshall with
4 seconds left in the game and was fouled with the Mustangs leading
61-59, Isham hit the second of his two free throws to give SMU a
Texas Tech's Robert Tomaszek's potential game-tying 3-pointer as
time expired hit the front of the rim.
Emmett led the Red Raiders with 28 points and 12 rebounds.
Patrick Simpson finished with 11 points and nine rebounds and
Castro scored 10 points for SMU.
Tech only shot 2-of-17 from three-point range.