Kennedy scores 21, SMU beats Memphis 73-59

DALLAS (AP) Markus Kennedy scored 21 points on 10-of-13 shooting to lead Southern Methodist to a 73-59 victory over Memphis on Thursday night.

SMU (11-4, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) bounced back after having its eight-game winning streak snapped by Cincinnati, 56-50 on Jan. 3.

Yanick Moreira had 15 points, and Ben Moore and Keith Frazier each chipped in 12 points for the Mustangs, who shot 27 of 52 from the field for 51.9 percent and outrebounded the Tigers 38-22. Nic Moore added eight points and eight assists for the Mustangs.

SMU had a 34-21 halftime advantage, and Frazier’s layup with 9:14 to play stretched the Mustangs’ lead to 53-42, and they led by double digits the rest of the way.

Austin Nichols scored 11 points and D’Marnier Cunningham 10 to lead Memphis (8-6, 1-2).