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December 27th Game of the Day: UCF Knights at SMU Mustangs

Fall, Tacko
Tacko Fall and the UCF Knights enter AAC play having won five straight games, and will look to end SMU’s home winning streak on Wednesday night in Dallas. (Source: USA Today Sports) (Header: Central Track)

DALLAS, Tex. — The holiday break has come and gone, and college basketball is set to get underway once again on Wednesday evening.

Wednesday marks the start of conference play for many teams across the country, and with that comes a plethora of intriguing match-ups as a late Christmas gift for fans across the nation. One of those must-see games will take place in Dallas, as the SMU Mustangs put their 31-game home winning streak on the line against the visiting UCF Knights.

Both teams come out of the holiday break riding winning streaks, and have the look of two top teams in the American Athletic Conference race this season. A win for either team will boost their confidence, as they try to keep pace with the Wichita State Shockers.

In 2016-17, the Mustangs won both meetings against the Knights. They picked up a 65-60 win in Orlando in their only regular season meeting, then added a 70-59 win in the AAC Tournament. UCF will look to score a little revenge on Wednesday night on the Mustangs’ home court.

Here’s what you need to know in advance of Wednesday’s AAC tilt between UCF and SMU.
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Jahmal McMurray commits to SMU, eligible December 2017

Photo courtesy of Topeka Hoops.

The post-Larry Brown era continues to be promising in Dallas, Texas.

Per Jon Rothstein, former South Florida superstar Jahmal McMurray has committed to SMU. The explosive 6’0″ scoring guard is currently in JUCO but will be eligible to suit up in December, once the fall semester concludes. He has two years of eligibility remaining following next season.

McMurray, an AAC All-Rookie selection last season, averaged 20.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in three games this season. Although the Kansas native missed the first six games for an undisclosed violation, he displayed great growth and efficiency by shooting 43.1% from the field and 50.0% from beyond the arc — both of which were significant improvements from his initial campaign.  Continue reading Jahmal McMurray commits to SMU, eligible December 2017

USF leading scorer Jahmal McMurray to transfer

Photo courtesy of USF and Roy Viera.

TAMPA, Fla. — After scoring a season-high 25 points against No. 16 South Carolina on Saturday, USF sophomore Jahmal McMurray will transfer, per university officials.

McMurray, an American Athletic Conference (AAC) All-Rookie selection last season, was suspended the first six games of the season for an undisclosed violation. He returned on December 3 and posted 16 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists at George Washington. Continue reading USF leading scorer Jahmal McMurray to transfer

RECAP: South Florida Surrenders Halftime Lead, Fall to P.J. Dozier’s #16 South Carolina

TAMPA, Fla. — Jahmal McMurray has supplied life to the South Florida Bulls.

McMurray, who returned from suspension December 3, has added swagger, energy, and production to a USF squad who fell to Elon and Florida Atlantic in November.

Unfortunately, he wasn’t enough this afternoon.

“We got a little bit complacent,” said McMurray. “We didn’t come out with the fire that we did in the first half. [In] the second half, we have to continue to complete a full game.”

Faced with nationally ranked South Carolina, the Bulls relinquished a six-point halftime lead and were defeated, 77-66. A 9-0 Gamecocks’ second-half run propelled the SEC powerhouse ahead to stay. Continue reading RECAP: South Florida Surrenders Halftime Lead, Fall to P.J. Dozier’s #16 South Carolina