4
| SMU |

SMU Advances in the CBI While the Final Four Comes to SMU. Wait, What?

^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

Last night the SMU Mustangs quietly tip-toed into the semifinals of something called the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) with a seven-point win at Northern Iowa. It's not exactly March Madness - more like March Mediocrity - but considering the Mustangs and head coach Matt Doherty haven't had a lot of success they'll take it.

There's the NCAA, the NIT, the CBI and then the CIT. While almost no one was noticing, the Mustangs have defeated Oral Roberts, Jacksonville and UNI, thanks to 21 rebounds from senior Pap Dia, on their way to Friday's semifinals against a to-be-determined opponent and site.

And today, even better news. SMU's players - and you - can touch and feel and even sign the actual court that will be used for the Final Four April 2-4 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

Today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. SMU will be a stopping point for the trailer carrying the court to Houston. The trailer, court and accompanying banner is en route from Amasa, Michigan and now includes signatures from fans from all over the country. It will be at 6425 Boaz Lane around lunch.

The court yesterday was at Oklahoma State and tomorrow will stop at Texas in Austin at 11 a.m. before arriving in Houston Thursday for installation.

SMU has a looong way to go before it even thinks about making the big tournament, much less the Final Four. But at least the Ponies are playing in March.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.