Nov. 11, 2012
SMU head coach Larry Brown and Tulsa head coach Danny Manning both won their debuts and season openers Sunday night. Brown's Mustangs knocked off Loyola Marymount, 73-58, with all five starters scoring in double figures. Manning's Golden Hurricane scored 100-plus points in a non-overtime game for the first time in more than a decade, outscoring LSU Shreveport 110-54. In a Sunday matinee game, Marshall junior D.D. Scarver poured in 22 points but the Herd fell to host Villanova. The Veterans Day contest was the first of four as part of the 2K Sports Classic benefitting Wounded Warrior Project.
Complete C-USA Standings and Results
SMU 73, Loyola Marymount 58
Villanova 80, Marshall 68
Tulsa 110, LSU Shreveport 54
C-USA MEN'S BASKETBALL SHOOTING STARS
- SMU head coach Larry Brown improved to 8-0 in home openers for his collegiate career as he won his debut with the Mustangs Sunday by defeating Loyola Marymount, 73-58.
- All five SMU starters scored in double-figures, led by another making his debut as junior Nick Russell tossed in 19 points. Sophomore Ryan Manuel (Houston, Texas) added a career-high 14, junior Shawn Williams (Duncanville, Texas) had 12, and sophomores Jalen Jones (Dallas, Texas) and Caneen Cunningham (Arlington, Texas) with 11 and 10, respectively. Jones also registered his first career double-double with 11 rebounds.
- Tulsa also picked up a win in the debut for head coach Danny Manning with a 110-54 decision over LSU Shreveport.
- Freshman G James Woodard (Edmond, Okla.) poured in 28 points in his TU debut, shooting 9-of-12 from the field, 5-of-6 from behind the arc and 5-of-5 from the free throw line. Senior G Scottie Haralson drained four three-pointers and finished with 14 points. The other two double-figure scorers were also freshmen as D'Andre Wright (Lawton, Okla.) and Rashad Ray (New Orleans, La.) came off the bench to score 12 and 11 points, respectively. Senior transfer Kauri Black (Rialto, Calif.) added eight points and nine rebounds in his debut. Black transferred to Tulsa from Northeastern.
- Despite a 22-point performance from junior D.D. Scarver (Birmingham, Ala.), Marshall dropped its first road game of the season, 80-68, at Villanova Sunday. Scarver's 22 points came on 8-of-14 shooting from the field including an impressive 5-for-7 from three-point range. In his two games at Marshall, the transfer from Trinity Valley Community College has averaged 20 points per contest.
- Sophomore G Chris Martin (Upper Marlboro, Md.) hit several big shots to keep it close, finishing with a career-high 13 points on five field goals, three from beyond-the-arc. Senior F Dennis Tinnon (Green Bay, Wis.) added 15 points to go with nine rebounds. Both he and junior F Elijah Pittman (Covington, Ky.) finished 4-of-7 from the field. Pittman finished with 12 points, nine coming from three-point range as he was 3-of-5 from there.
- The game was the first of four in the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. The next three will be played Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Hofstra campus in Hempsted, N.Y.
Monday, November 12
North Florida at (17/16) Memphis (CSS) - 6:30p
Tuesday, November 13
Methodist at East Carolina (C-USADN) - 6:00p
Alabama State at UCF (C-USADN) - 6:00p
Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic, New Orleans, La.
Bethune-Cookman at Tulane (C-USADN) - 7:00p
Houston at San Jose State - 9:00p
Wednesday, November 14
St. Edward's at Rice (C-USADN) - 7:00p
UAB at (16/15) Creighton - 7:05p
All times Central.
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