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Southern Methodist Mustangs NCAA Tournament History & Scores

Southern Methodist Mustangs All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 10-13

The SMU Mustangs are probably best known for their football program's success and the "death penalty" than they are for their basketball program's success. The former members of the Southwest Conference and WAC, SMU plays their basketball in Conference USA today. The Mustangs have a single NCAA Tournament Final Four appearance coming in 1956 and have participated in the Big Dance 11 times entering the 2015-2016 season.


1955 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Bradley in second round, 81-79
  • Lost to Tulsa in third place game, 68-67

1956 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Texas Tech in second round, 68-67
  • Defeated Houston in regional semifinal, 89-74
  • Defeated Oklahoma City in regional final, 84-63
  • Lost to San Francisco in National Semifinal, 86-68
  • Lost to Temple in third place game, 90-81

1957 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Kansas in regional semifinal, 73-65
  • Defeated Saint Louis in third place game, 78-68

1965 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Wichita State in regional semifinal, 86-81
  • Defeated Houston in third place game, 89-87

1966 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Kansas in regional semifinal, 76-70
  • Defeated Cincinnati in third place game, 89-84

1967 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Louisville in regional semifinal, 83-81
  • Lost to Houston in regional final, 83-75

1984 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Miami (OH) in first round, 83-69
  • Lost to Georgetown in second round, 37-36

1985 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Old Dominion in first round, 85-68
  • Lost to Loyola (IL) in second round, 70-57

1988 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Notre Dame in first round, 83-75
  • Lost to Duke in second round, 94-79

1993 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Brigham Young in first round, 80-71

2015 NCAA Tournament

  • Second Round - #11 UCLA - L 60-59

 

 


 


 

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