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SMU trails just once en route to win vs. Houston Baptist

DALLAS -- Derek Williams scored 27 points and Robert Nyakundi added 20 to lead SMU to an 82-68 victory against Houston Baptist on Saturday.

The Mustangs (8-10) trailed just once, 2-0. They raced to an 18-4 cushion and led by as many as 19 points in the second half.

Wendell Preadom led Houston Baptist (3-14) with 14 points, and Michael Moss added 13.

Williams scored at least 20 points for the seventh time in his career, the sixth this season and third game in a row. He had five assists.

SMU blocked a season-high six shots.