Feb 8, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Southern Methodist Mustangs guard Nick Russell (12) looks to dribble the ball around Cincinnati Bearcats guard Ge

SMU Mustangs 76, #7 Cincinnati Bearcats 55: WELP

I don’t much feel like spending a whole lot of time recapping whatever it was that I just spent 2 hours of my life watching. So I’ll make this brief.

The SMU Mustangs are undefeated at home this season and played like it. They raced out to a 38-24 halftime lead then proceeded to extend that in the second half. SMU displayed excellent defense and really exposed the Bearcats as extremely limited offensively outside of Sean Kilpatrick and Justin Jackson. Cincinnati got all of 5 points from Shaq Thomas, 2 from GeLawn Guyn, and 8 points out of their bench tonight. Additionally Jackson got into foul trouble early which allowed the Mustangs to do basically whatever they wanted around the rim. Put all of those factors together and you get a Cincinnati beatdown on the road.

But like I said that’s not what I want to talk about. No, instead I want to discuss whatever the hell was going on in the Moody Coliseum crowd tonight. Logically you’d think a team’s fans would wear clothes with that team’s logo on them. Not so with SMU. Tonight with the help of several Twitter followers we noted the following jerseys in the crowd.

  • Denver Nuggets
  • Charlotte Hornets
  • Houston Rockets
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • An old Michael Jordan jersey
  • Tennessee Titans (football, I know)
  • Atlanta Falcons (x2!)
  • New York Jets
  • New England Patriots
  • Dallas Cowboys (A Tony Romo jersey so it’s less stupid)
  • Nashville Predators (HOCKEY?!)
  • Team USA hockey jersey

What the crap, Mustangs fans? Do you have a shortage of SMU basketball jerseys? Do you not sell them at all? Has your program been so putrid for so long that you don’t know what you’re supposed to wear to your school’s basketball games?

Wow, some coordination next time would be nice.

The best thing coming out of this game was the ending. SMU fans in their colorful attire raced onto the court after beating the #7 Bearcats tonight, their first win over a top-10 team since 1987. So that was pretty cool.




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