SMU 55, Georgia Southern 49

Cannen Cunningham hit two key free throws down the stretch and

scored a career-high 18 points to help SMU defeat Georgia Southern

55-49 on Sunday.

Cunningham’s free throws came with 30 seconds left to build the

lead to 53-49 and Robert Nyakundi hit two more free throws with 15

seconds left for the Mustangs (4-3). Nyakundi’s second free throw

gave him 1,000 career points. He finished with 11 points.

London Giles scored 14 for SMU, and Jalen Jones grabbed a

career-high 10 rebounds, helping the Mustangs to a 36-25 advantage

on the glass.

Georgia Southern (1-4) scored 22 points off turnovers, but SMU

made up for miscues with 24 points off the bench.

Eric Ferguson and Jelani Hewitt each scored 14 points for

Georgia Southern.