Connecticut’s Daniel Hamilton (5) and Shonn Miller, left, fight for a loose ball with SMU’s Ben Moore (00) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Hartford, Conn., on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)
SMU fell to Connecticut on the road, 68-62, on Thursday night. Here are three takeaways from the loss.
What it means — Just a week after notching its biggest win of the year over Gonzaga, SMU couldn’t find a way to pick up a key road victory over UConn. The Mustangs had some chances late but ultimately couldn’t find a way to finish in a 68-62 loss to the Huskies. While SMU’s NCAA Tournament chances are non-existent, SMU is still fighting to once again finish at the top of the American Athletic Conference. With the loss, SMU fell to 9-4, dropping it into a three-way tie with Connecticut and Cincinnati for second place. Temple is currently in first place with a 10-3 record. Remember, the Owls handed SMU its first loss of the season.
The Moores — SMU big man…