2021–22 SMU Mustangs men's basketball team

The 2021–22 SMU Mustangs men's basketball team represented Southern Methodist University during the 2021–22 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Mustangs were led by sixth-year head coach Tim Jankovich and played their home games at Moody Coliseum on their campus in University Park, Texas as members of the American Athletic Conference. They finished the season 24–9, 13–4 in AAC play to finish in second place. They defeated Tulsa in the quarterfinals of the AAC tournament before losing to Memphis in the semifinals. They received an at-large bid to the National Invitation Tournament as a No. 1 seed. They defeated Nichols in the first round before losing to Washington State in the second round.

2021–22 SMU Mustangs men's basketball
SMU Athletics wordmark.svg
NIT, Second Round
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
Record24–9 (13–4 AAC)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaMoody Coliseum
Seasons
2021–22 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 15 Houston 15 3   .833 32 6   .842
SMU 13 4   .765 24 9   .727
Memphis 13 5   .722 22 11   .667
Temple 10 7   .588 17 12   .586
Tulane 10 8   .556 14 15   .483
UCF 9 9   .500 18 12   .600
Wichita State 6 9   .400 15 13   .536
Cincinnati 7 11   .389 18 15   .545
East Carolina 6 11   .353 15 15   .500
Tulsa 4 14   .222 11 20   .355
South Florida 3 15   .167 8 23   .258
2022 AAC tournament winner
Rankings from AP poll

On March 22, 2022, head coach Tim Jankovich announced his retirement from coaching.[1] On March 27, the school named Georgia State head coach Rob Lanier the team's new head coach.[2]

Previous seasonEdit

In a season limited due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Mustangs finished the 2020–21 season 11–6, 7–4 in AAC play to finish in fourth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the AAC tournament to Cincinnati. They were invited to the NIT where they lost in the first round to Boise State.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Tyson Jolly 0 G 6'4" 190 RS Senior Muskogee, OK Graduate transferred to Iona
Feron Hunt 1 F 6'8" 195 Junior DeSoto, TX Declared for the 2021 NBA draft
Darius McNeill 2 G 6'3" 185 RS Junior Houston, TX Graduate transferred to UTSA
Charles Smith IV 4 G 6'5" 185 Sophomore Atlanta, GA Transferred to Old Dominion
Yor Anei 10 F 6'10" 235 Junior Overland Park, KS Transferred to DePaul
William Douglas 14 G 6'5" 193 RS Junior Memphis, TN Graduate transferred to Prairie View A&M
Alex Tabor Jr. 23 G 6'2" 175 Sophomore Charlotte, NC Walk-on; didn't return
Everett Ray 24 F 6'7" 220 RS Junior Irving, TX Graduate transferred
Ethan Chargois 25 F 6'9" 235 Senior Tulsa, OK Graduate transferred to Oklahoma

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Num Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous school
Zach Nutall 10 G 6'3" 185 Senior Bryan, TX Sam Houston State
Michael Weathers 23 G 6'3" 175 RS Senior Roeland Park, KS Texas Southern
Tristan Clark 25 F 6'10" 245 Senior San Antonio, TX Baylor
Franklin Agunanne 33 F 6'9" 245 RS Junior Abuja, Nigeria Loyola–Chicago
Marcus Weathers 50 F 6'5" 215 Graduate Student Roeland Park, KS Duquesne

2021 recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Zhuric Phelps
#19 PG
Midland, TX Duncanville High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oct 21, 2020 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 82
Tyler Lundblade
#58 SG
Dallas, TX Greensboro Day School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Apr 23, 2021 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 75
Jalen Smith
PG
Orlando, Florida Oak Ridge High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Aug 30, 2020 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A   ESPN grade: NR
Stefan Todorovic
SG
Belgrade, Serbia Prolific Prep 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) N/A Apr 20, 2021 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "SMU 2021 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 16, 2021.
  • "2021 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 16, 2021.

2022 Recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for 2022 recruits
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Alex Anamekwe
SF
McKinney, TX McKinney High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sep 23, 2021 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A   ESPN grade: NR
Mouhamadou Cisse
C
Senegal Hillcrest Prep 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Oct 9, 2021 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A   ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

RosterEdit

2021–22 SMU Mustangs men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Zhuric Phelps 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Duncanville High School Midland, Texas
G 2 Jalen Smith 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Oak Ridge High School Orlando, Florida
G 3 Kendric Davis 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr TCU Houston, Texas
G 4 Tyler Lundblade 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Greensboro Day School Dallas, Texas
G 5 Emmanuel Bandoumel 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Hill College Quebec City, Canada
G 10 Zach Nutall 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Sam Houston State Bryan, Texas
F 13 Stefan Todorovic   6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Prolific Prep Belgrade, Serbia
G 15 Darius McBride 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS So Westlake High School Cedar Park, Texas
F 21 Jahmar Young Jr. (W) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Jr DeSoto High School Oak Cliff, Texas
F 22 Isiah Jasey   6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) GS Texas A&M Killeen, Texas
G 23 Michael Weathers 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Sr Texas Southern Roeland Park, Kansas
F 25 Tristan Clark 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Sr Baylor San Antonio, Texas
F 33 Franklin Agunanne 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS Jr Loyola–Chicago Abuja, Nigeria
F 50 Marcus Weathers 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) GS Duquesne Roeland Park, Kansas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
November 9, 2021*
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
McNeese State W 86–62  1–0
 18  Davis   8  Tie   5  Davis  Moody Coliseum (3,259)
University Park, TX
November 12, 2021*
10:00 p.m., P12N
at No. 13 Oregon L 63–86  1–1
 14  Bandoumel   5  Tied   5  Davis  Matthew Knight Arena (8,164)
Eugene, OR
November 15, 2021*
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
Northwestern State W 95–48  2–1
 22  Ma. Weathers   11  Ma. Weathers   10  Davis  Moody Coliseum (3,184)
University Park, TX
November 18, 2021*
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
Southeastern Louisiana W 78–61  3–1
 25  Davis   12  Ma. Weathers   4  Davis  Moody Coliseum (3,020)
University Park, TX
November 21, 2021*
7:00 p.m., CBSSN
vs. Missouri
Jacksonville Classic semifinals
L 75–80 OT 3–2
 29   Davis   5  Tied   3  Tied  UNF Arena 
Jacksonville, FL
November 22, 2021*
5:00 p.m., CBSSN
vs. Loyola Marymount
Jacksonville Classic Consolation
L 70–76  3–3
 17  Davis   6  Tied   5  Davis  UNF Arena (1,100)
Jacksonville, FL
November 24, 2021*
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
Sam Houston State
Jacksonville Classic campus game
W 75–66  4–3
 21  Davis   8  Ma. Weathers   4  Tied  Moody Coliseum (3,198)
University Park, TX
November 28, 2021*
2:00 p.m., ESPN+
Louisiana–Monroe W 74–67  5–3
 26  Davis   7  Davis   7  Davis  Moody Coliseum (2,931)
University Park, TX
December 1, 2021*
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
UNLV W 83–64  6–3
 18  Davis   9  Mi. Weathers   8  Davis  Moody Coliseum (3,399)
University Park, TX
December 4, 2021*
8:00 p.m., ESPN+
Vanderbilt
American/SEC Alliance
W 84–72  7–3
 21  Davis   7  Ma. Weathers   5  Davis  Moody Coliseum (3,835)
University Park, TX
December 8, 2021*
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
Dayton W 77–69  8–3
 19  Davis   7  Mi. Weathers   5  Davis  Moody Coliseum (3,431)
University Park, TX
December 19, 2021*
1:00 p.m., Stadium
at New Mexico W 90–72  9–3
 33  Davis   10  Mi. Weathers   3  Tied  The Pit (8,394)
Albuquerque, NM
December 21, 2021*
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
Evansville Canceled due to COVID-19 issues[3] Moody Coliseum 
University Park, TX
AAC Regular Season
December 29, 2021
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
at Tulsa W 74–69  10–3
(1–0)
 26  Davis   12  Ma. Weathers   3  Tied  Reynolds Center (2,614)
Tulsa, OK
January 2, 2022
1:00 p.m., ESPNU
UCF W 72–60  11–3
(2–0)
 20  Davis   8  Tied   8  Davis  Moody Coliseum (3,267)
University Park, TX
January 6, 2022
8:30 p.m., ESPN
at Cincinnati L 60–77  11–4
(2–1)
 16  Davis   7  Ma. Weathers   7  Ma. Weathers  Fifth Third Arena (7,978)
Cincinnati, OH
January 12, 2022
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
South Florida W 77–65  12–4
(3–1)
 17  Davis   5  Nutall   5  Davis  Moody Coliseum (3,021)
University Park, TX
January 15, 2022
1:00 p.m., ESPN+
at Tulane W 75–66  13–4
(4–1)
 24  Davis   10  Ma. Weathers   4  Davis  Devlin Fieldhouse (1,107)
New Orleans, LA
January 20, 2022
6:00 p.m., ESPN2
at Memphis W 70–62  14–4
(5–1)
 20  Davis   8  Mi. Weathers   4  Phelps  FedExForum (13,723)
Memphis, TN
January 26, 2022
6:00 p.m., ESPN+
at South Florida W 74–54  15–4
(6–1)
 17  Ma. Weathers   6  Davis   5  Davis  Yuengling Center (1,849)
Tampa, FL
January 29, 2022
5:00 p.m., ESPN+
Temple W 69–61  16–4
(7–1)
 27  Ma. Weathers   9  Ma. Weathers   4  Davis  Moody Coliseum (3,914)
University Park, TX
February 3, 2022
6:00 p.m., ESPN+
Wichita State
Previously scheduled for Jan. 3
Postponed due to weather[4] Moody Coliseum 
University Park, TX
February 5, 2022
5:00 p.m., ESPN2
at Wichita State L 57–71  16–5
(7–2)
 14  Ma. Weathers   8  Ma. Weathers   5  Davis  Charles Koch Arena (8,285)
Wichita, KS
February 9, 2022
6:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 6 Houston
Rivalry
W 85–83  17–5
(8–2)
 22  Davis   7  Tied   7  Davis  Moody Coliseum (5,247)
University Park, TX
February 12, 2022
5:00 p.m., ESPNU
at East Carolina W 80–66  18–5
(9–2)
 23  Bandoumel   6  Ma. Weathers   5  Davis  Williams Arena (3,443)
Greenville, NC
February 16, 2022
1:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Temple L 57–64  18–6
(9–3)
 22  Mi. Weathers   10  Ma. Weathers   4  Mi. Weathers  Liacouras Center (4,035)
Philadelphia, PA
February 20, 2022
2:00 p.m., ESPN
Memphis W 73–57  19–6
(10–3)
 27  Davis   10  Mi. Weathers   5  Mi. Weathers  Moody Coliseum (5,657)
University Park, TX
February 23, 2022
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
Tulsa W 75–61  20–6
(11–3)
 17  Davis   13  Ma. Weathers   7  Davis  Moody Coliseum (3,877)
University Park, TX
February 27, 2022
11:30 a.m., ESPN
at No. 14 Houston
Rivalry
L 61–75  20–7
(11–4)
 19  Davis   4  Tied   4  Bandoumel  Fertitta Center (7,603)
Houston, TX
March 3, 2022
6:00 p.m., ESPNU
Cincinnati W 76–71  21–7
(12–4)
 25  Davis   11  Mi. Weathers   5  Davis  Moody Coliseum (4,261)
University Park, TX
March 6, 2022
2:00 p.m., ESPN+
Tulane W 74–68  22–7
(13–4)
 19  Davis   13  Ma. Weathers   4  Tied  Moody Coliseum (5,068)
University Park, TX
AAC tournament
March 11, 2022
6:00 p.m., ESPNU
(2) vs. (10) Tulsa
Quarterfinals
W 83–58  23–7
 24  Davis   9  Ma. Weathers   5  Davis  Dickies Arena 
Fort Worth, TX
March 12, 2022
4:36 p.m., ESPN2
(2) vs. (3) Memphis
Semifinals
L 63–70  23–8
 16  Ma. Weathers   6  Ma. Weathers   2  Tied  Dickies Arena 
Fort Worth, TX
NIT
March 16, 2022
7:00 p.m., ESPN+
(1) Nicholls
First Round – SMU Bracket
W 68–58  24–8
 16  Tied   12  Mi. Weathers   4  Tied  Moody Coliseum (2,038)
University Park, TX
March 20, 2022
2:00 p.m., ESPN+
(1) (4) Washington State
Second Round – SMU Bracket
L 63–75  24–9
 30  Davis   8  Mi. Weathers   2  Tied  Moody Coliseum (2,179)
University Park, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Source[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SMU men's basketball coach Tim Jankovich announces retirement". ABC News. Retrieved 2022-03-29.
  2. ^ "'Proven leader' Lanier, 53, named coach at SMU". ESPN.com. 2022-03-27. Retrieved 2022-03-29.
  3. ^ "Tuesday's SMU-Evansville Game Canceled Due To COVID-19 Pause At UE". smumustangs.com. SMU Mustangs. 4 January 2022.
  4. ^ "The American Announces Postponements to Two Men's Basketball Games". theamerican.org. American Athletic Conference. 2 February 2022.
  5. ^ "2021–22 Men's Basketball Schedule". smumustangs.com. Retrieved 16 October 2021.