Tonight we finally find out what kind of basketball team is down in Bloomington when the 2-0 Hoosiers face their first real competition of the year. The 1-1 SMU Mustangs gallop into town coming off a beat down at hands of Gonzaga for a 8pm tip that can be seen on BTN. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about Southern Methodist.
SMU is a private research university in University Park, a separate city inside the borders of Dallas, Texas. You know, kinda like the Vatican. SMU has a proud history of bringing us the best of the best in today’s world. Listed alumni (according to Wiki) includes.
Everyone’s favorite twitter feed. Jim Irsay
Someone whose only talent is being sisters with someone less talented, Kourtney Kardashian and the ever famous Eric Dickerson’s Trans Am.
Just be glad I could not find a picture of SMU alum, Kathy Bates in the hot tub. (I didn’t look that hard)
OK, enough nonsense. Let’s meet the team.
Coach – Larry Brown
You might know him from other teams like; the New Orleans Buccaneers, the Oakland Oaks, Washington Caps, Virginia Squires, Denver Rockets, North Carolina Tar Heals, Carolina Cougars, the Denver Nuggets, UCLA Bruins, New Jersey Nets, Kansas Jayhawks, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, the Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks and the Charlotte Bobcats. Did I miss anyone?
Junior PG – Nic Moore
Nic is one of a few transfers on this team and got to SMU via Illinois St. Nic is only 5’9” so it should be a fair fight between him and Yogi.
Sophomore SG – Keith Frazier
Keith is a former McDonald’s All-American and is trying to look a lot like Kendall Gill circa 1988.
Senior SF – Justin Martin
Are you kidding me? No this can’t be the same guy. Didn’t he play at Lawrence North in the late 90′s? Not quite but let’s just put it this way. Billy Gillespie recruited him to go to Kentucky. Martin, now 24 years old, has spent time at Mountain St. Academy and Xavier after leaving coach Keefer at LN. He might have joined the peace corp and took a mission trip to Haiti but I could not confirm.
Junior PF – Markus Kennedy
Markus is another transfer coming from Villanova whose parents also believe in making us spellings to common names.
Senior C – Yannic Moeira
Yannic is isn’t as quite the senior as Martin is but is 23. It looks like coach Brown went around looking for anyone with eligibility left. Everyone keeps saying this SMU team is for real and will be a good test for Indiana tonight but one has to think the 8pm tip helps the Hoosiers. The Mustangs are usually in bed watching Matlock re-runs at this time.