Larry Brown’s SMU Mustangs Get First Signature Win

So he'll probably be mentioned in every available coaching opening now.

Connecticut isn’t as dominant as it has been — they were ranked No. 15 coming into Saturday — but it was still a big deal for SMU to beat the Huskies at the debut of the newly spruced-up Moody Coliseum on Saturday night (with Dikembe Mutombo in attendance). So big of a deal that Michael Mooney has told me about it twice in the past three days. The team is now 11-3, and looking like another one of Brown’s successful reclamation projects. And next year, they’ll be even better, after signing wunderkind point guard Emmanuel Mudiay, one of the most sought-after recruits in the nation. Mudiay’s signing was one of the things Brown and I discussed when I interviewed him late last year, the day after National Signing Day.


  • Dubious Brother

    Larry Brown was a brilliant hire by SMU. I still am astonished that he is here and hope he stays for a decade.

  • January Jones

    I can’t believe that I’m stressing out trying to snap up as many SMU tickets as possible. Never thought SMU would be a hard ticket.

  • Go Smu

    SMU beat the #7 team in the country at the time a couple of weeks ago at Moody which was Cincinnati so it was not SMU’s first signature win. However, it was out first road signature win.

    • BradfordPearson

      But…this story is from Jan. 6.