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Final

SMU 66

(11-11, 4-4 C-USA)

Tulane 48

(7-15, 2-7 C-USA)

    3:00 PM ET, February 6, 2010

    Devlin FIeldhouse, New Orleans, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    SMU 35 3166
    TULN 21 2748

    Top Performers

    SMU: P. Dia 17 Pts, 16 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Tulane: K. Timmons 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    SMU rides early 35-11 lead to win over Tulane

    Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS -- Derek Williams scored 18 points and Papa Dia 17, and the two gave Southern Methodist an early boost in a 66-48 victory over Tulane on Saturday.

    After Tulane scored the opening basket, the Mustangs (11-11, 4-4 Conference USA) scored 21 of the next 23 points, with Dia getting nine and Williams eight, for a 21-4 lead with 10:49 left in the first half.

    The Mustangs built a 24-point lead, 35-11, with 4:47 remaining in the half before Tulane (7-15, 2-7) closed the first 20 minutes on a 10-0 run to trail 35-21 at the break.

    The Green Wave trailed 56-48 with 4:25 to play, but SMU scored the game's final 10 points. Tulane did not score a field goal in 11 attempts in the final 7:17.

    Dia pulled down 16 rebounds, helping SMU to a 41-17 advantage on the boards.

    Kendall Timmons scored 14 points to lead Tulane.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SMU
    TULN
    Points 66 48
    FG Made-Attempted 21-43 (.488) 15-49 (.306)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 6-23 (.261)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-20 (.950) 12-15 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 24 2

    2009-10 Season

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