Dec 28, 2011; Dallas, TX, USA; Southern Methodist Mustangs guard London Giles (11) and forward Leslee Smith (3) celebrate after a made basket during the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at the American Airlines Center. Oklahoma State won 68-58. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

SMU Seeks Undefeated Realm At Home

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New year. New coach. New arena. Same goal.

The SMU Mustangs (16-5, 5-3 American Athletic Conference) will host the Memphis Tigers (16-4, 6-2 AAC) in front of a sold out crowd at the renovated Moody Coliseum Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. central time.

SMU will attempt to grab their 11th straight home game win with four of which obtained in the ‘New Moody’. The win over Memphis will extend the consecutive home game streak to be the longest in SMU history in 14 years.

The Mustang’s five-game overall winning streak was recently snapped by the University of South Florida (11-10, 2-6 AAC) Tuesday at USF, losing 71-78.

Both SMU and Memphis made the shift to the AAC from Conference USA the summer of 2013. The programs have met up every year beginning in 2005 with the Tigers leading the match-ups 11-3.

However, being led by hall of fame coach, Larry Brown, the Mustangs are in good shape to proceed in restoring the programs legacy.

SMU is one of the five AAC teams to rank in the top 45 of the NCAA Men’s Basketball RPI (ratings percentage index), entering this week at No. 41. The Mustangs also hold other substantial rankings such as being second in the Nation (first in AAC) in field-goal percentage defense and also leading the conference in field-goal percentage.

The game will be broadcasted live on CBS Sports Network with radio coverage via KAAM 770 AM.

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