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SMU see out USF 82-80 in thrilling encounter

SMU’s impressive 45-point first-half performance at Moody Coliseum took them past visiting USF in their American Athletic Conference game and clinched a third regular-season victory for the Mustangs.

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In a close encounter between two well-matched sides, SMU started out more intently and went on a 9-0 run to go up 20-11 early in the first half.

Another 9-0 run at 4:47 of the first half ensured that the Mustangs went into the break with a comfortable 33-45 lead.