Nikki’s Numbers: SMU’s week in sports by the numbers

2 – The number of matches the SMU women’s tennis team won this weekend at the new SMU tennis complex to push them to 5-0 for the season. The Mustangs swept Northwestern State in singles matches and won all but one match in doubles. The Mustangs also defeated Midwestern State 5-2, winning all but two singles matches and sweeping three doubles matches.

4 – The number of SMU men’s basketball players that scored 10 or more points to defeat UConn 73-55 at Saturday’s ESPN’s College GameDay. Markus Kennedy, Yanick Moreira and Sterling Brown each dropped 13 points while Nic Moore tacked on an extra 10 points. Moreira recorded 10 rebounds to complete his double-double and Nic Moore had six assists.

9 – The number of matches SMU men’s tennis has won so far this season. The Mustangs are 9-1 with wins against tough squads and only one loss to the University of Texas. The team won two matches back to back this weekend against Nebraska and Ouachita Baptist in the SMU tennis complex. SMU heads out on the road for the first time this season for a match against Arkansas on Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. Several players are on hot streaks including Arkadijs Slobodkins, who has now won eight singles matches all in straight sets, and six straight doubles matches with teammate Nate Lammons.

13 – The number of events SMU women’s swimming and diving team hold the top times in. The SMU women’s team is favorited to win the AAC title this year in Greensboro, North Carolina after coming in second last year. The Mustangs hold the top times in eight individual events and all five relays. The team has seven swimmers from the second place finishing team returning to the pool to help propel SMU to the top spot this time around.

16 – The number of conference titles SMU men’s swimming and diving head coach Eddie Sinnott has won in his first 17 seasons. The Mustangs head to Greensboro, North Carolina to compete for the American Athletic Conference title Feb. 18-21 after going home with second place last season. Diver Devin Burnett has posted NCAA qualifying scores in all three dives and has been named The American’s Diver of the Week four times this season, as well as Most Outstanding Diver at last year’s conference championship.

19 – The number of points that women’s basketball player Gabrielle Wilkins scored to set a new career high against Tulsa on Saturday afternoon. Though Wilkins played a great game, the Mustangs fell to the Golden Hurricane 72-59. The Mustangs are now 1-12 in the AAC and are really struggling with only five regular season games left to play. SMU will need big performances from Wilkins, Alicia Froling, and Destynee Hives-McCray to pull out a few more wins.

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