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USF men fall to SMU in American Athletic Conference opener

Laquincy Rideau leads the Bulls with 14 points.
Laquincy Rideau, seen against Wofford this season, leads USF with 14 points against SMU.
Laquincy Rideau, seen against Wofford this season, leads USF with 14 points against SMU. [ JOEY KNIGHT | Joey Knight ]
Published Jan. 2, 2020

DALLAS — Isiaha Mike had 24 points as SMU beat USF 82-64 on Wednesday in the teams’ first American Athletic Conference game of the season.

Tyson Jolly had 14 points and six rebounds for SMU (10-2). Kendric Davis added 12 points and 10 assists, and Emmanuel Bandoumel had 12 points. SMU posted a season-high 24 assists.

The Mustangs opened the second half on a 12-3 run to extend their lead to 25 points.

Laquincy Rideau had 14 points and six rebounds for the Bulls (7-7). Xavier Castaneda added 10 points, and Michael Durr had eight rebounds.

USF takes on UConn at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Yuengling Center.