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SMU 67, Illinois-Chicago 46

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SMU earned its fifth consecutive win, defeating Illinois-Chicago 67-46 Wednesday in a nonconference game at Moody Coliseum in Dallas.

The Mustangs jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never relinquished control. They pressured Illinois-Chicago into difficult shots, and the Flames hit just 26.6 percent from the floor, including 6-of-32 shooting, 18.8 percent, in the first half.

Illinois-Chicago went on an 15-3 run early in the second half to get within 34-30. However, SMU countered with an 11-4 run to extend its lead back to double digits and put the game out of reach.

The Mustangs (7-3) had a trio of double-figure scorers. Sophomore guard Keith Frazier finished with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Junior guard Nic Moore also tallied 16 points, and senior center Yanick Moreira posted 11 points and eight rebounds.

Illinois-Chicago (3-9) got a team-high 15 points from senior guard Marc Brown. Playing in his hometown, Brown shot just 5-for-16, though he banked in a pair of 3-pointers. The Flames also received a six-point, seven-rebound performance from junior forward Jake Wiegand.

Illinois-Chicago returns to action Monday when it travels up the road to Evanston, Ill., for a date with Northwestern. The Flames won their last meeting with the Wildcats at Welsh-Ryan Arena 50-44 during the 2012-13 season.

SMU plays at Michigan on Saturday.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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