CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Robert Nyakundi scored 29 points and
London Giles 24 to lead SMU to an 84-65 victory over Southeast
Missouri on Monday night.
Each hit five 3-pointers for the Mustangs (6-4), who have won
four of their last five. Jalen Jones added 11 points, and Leslee
Smith had 12 rebounds.
Marland Smith's 22 points led the Redhawks (4-7), who dropped
their third straight. Tyler Stone had a double-double with 11
points and 11 rebounds, and Corey Wilford scored 11.
Southeast Missouri led 25-15 and was still up 33-31 with 3:09 to
go, but SMU closed the first half on a 7-0 run.
The Redhawks climbed within 40-37 shortly after the break, but
Nyakundi hit three 3-pointers and three free throws in a 15-3 run
over the next 3 minutes for a 55-40 lead with 15:04 to go.
SMU outrebounded Southeast Missouri 38-32 and forced 16
turnovers while committing nine.