NEW YORK, NY – Markus Kennedy scored 21 points and grabbed 9 rebounds as SMU advanced to the NIT championship game with a 65-59 victory over Clemson at Madison Square Garden.
The Mustangs trailed by 12 at the half, but outscored the Tigers by 18 after the break to advace to Thursday’s title tilt against Minnesota.
John Tautges and Kelly Tripucka called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.
(DeMarcus Harrison hits a three as the half ends and Clemson leads 38-26)
(Nick Russell’s three ties the game at 45-45)
(Markus Kennedy puts the Mustangs up 58-55)
(Kennedy strikes again to put the game away)
(The final call as SMU moves on to the championship game)
(Postgame interview with SMU’s Nic Moore)
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