SMU began conference play strong with a 56-51 victory over Central Florida in Moody Coliseum on Wednesday night. Led by Jarrey Foster and Shake Milton, the Mustangs secured their 32nd consecutive victory at home.
Preseason All-American Shake Milton set a personal record early in the first half, reaching 1000 points on his career thus far. The junior guard recorded 14 points and 5 assists against the Knights.
Thank you God ?? https://t.co/c2Lerzht3v
— Shake Milton (@SniperShake) December 28, 2017
UCF presented a challenge to freshman Ethan Chargois: 7-foot, 6-inch junior center Tacko Fall. Although Fall managed to limit the Mustangs’ overall ability to draw fouls, Chargois did not allow Fall’s height to deter him, recording 9 points overall.
Shortly after Chargois opened scoring for the Mustangs in the second half, UCF went on an 8-0 run, and the Knights took the lead. SMU responded with an even larger, unanswered run of their own, highlighted by an impressive aerial dunk from Jarrey Foster.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 28, 2017
Foster’s explosive plays recorded 14 points overall for the Mustangs.
Up next, SMU will continue conference play hosting USF on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m. and traveling to take on Tulane Thursday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m.