SMU Men's Basketball Team Has Cracked the Top 25 for First Time in Three Decades

On Saturday night, SMU's men's basketball team beat a Top 10 opponent for the first time in 27 years, and it wasn't even close. The Mustangs jumped to a 14-point halftime lead over Cincinnati and never looked back, ultimately winning by 21.

It was the team's biggest statement yet, proof that its 19-5 record and its two previous victories over ranked teams weren't a fluke, that "Moody Madness" has indeed been reborn, that ESPN Dallas' Jean-Jacques Taylor hopped on the Larry Brown bandwagon just in time.

See also: Larry Brown Is Turning SMU Into a Contender, Haters Be Damned

But in case you needed additional confirmation that SMU basketball has indeed been resurrected, it came this morning, with the Ponies coming it at No. 23 on The Associated Press Top 25 men's basketball poll.

The last time they cracked the list, it was the 1984-85 season and the team was led by 7-foot center and soon-to-be NBA draft bust Jon Koncak.

My SMU-alum dad is stoked.

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