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SMU logoJalen Jones had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead SMU to a 67-52 victory against Alcorn State on Saturday night in the third-place game of the Cable Car Classic.

Nick Russell added 14 points and Shawn Williams 12 for the Mustangs (9-4).

Marquiz Baker scored 24 points for the Braves (2-11), but he shot just 7 of 20 from the floor, including 4 of 15 from 3-point range.

SMU — which shot 52.4 percent (22 of 42) from the floor, outrebounded Alcorn State 35-23 and enjoyed a 34-16 scoring edge in the paint — led 33-23 at halftime and built the cushion to 18 points in the second half. The Mustangs made 20 of 21 (95.2 percent) free-throw attempts, the sixth-best percentage in school history.

The Braves shot just 32.7 percent (16 of 49) from the field.

The Mustangs are off for eight days before hosting Furman at Moody Coliseum on Dec. 30. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at smumustangs.com/tickets.

 

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