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Whitt scores 19 as SMU beats Northwestern St. 69-58

DALLAS (AP) Jimmy Whitt Jr. scored 19 points while dishing out five assists to help lead SMU to a season-opening 69-58 victory over Northwestern State on Thursday night.

Whitt was 7 of 12 from the field and made 4 of 5 free-throw attempts. Nat Dixon had 13 points and Ethan Chargois added nine points with nine rebounds as the Mustangs won their 33rd straight home nonconference game

Northwestern State took an early lead. SMU's Feron Hunt drove for a layup with 11:25 left in the first half to give the Mustangs their first lead at 12-11 and SMU took a 34-29 advantage into the break. Whitt opened the second half with a 3-point play and Chargois followed with a trey for a 40-31 lead and the Mustangs gradually pulled away.

The Mustangs had 32 points in the paint, compared to 18 for Northwestern State.

Ishmael Lane had 24 points and 13 rebounds for Northwestern State (1-1). Lane also recorded two blocks and two steals.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Ethan Chargois 24.0
  LaTerrance Reed missed 3-pt. jump shot 26.0
+ 1 Nat Dixon made 2nd of 2 free throws 48.0
  LaTerrance Reed missed 3-pt. jump shot 26.0
  Nat Dixon missed 1st of 2 free throws 48.0
  Shooting foul on C.J. Jones 48.0
+ 3 John Norvel made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LaTerrance Reed 1:02
  Defensive rebound by Northwestern State 1:17
  Jimmy Whitt Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:19
  Defensive rebound by Ethan Chargois 1:46
  Malik Metoyer missed jump shot 1:48
Team Stats
Points 58 69
Field Goals 18-46 (39.1%) 25-65 (38.5%)
3-Pointers 6-21 (28.6%) 9-36 (25.0%)
Free Throws 16-24 (66.7%) 10-16 (62.5%)
Total Rebounds 33 44
Offensive 7 17
Defensive 22 22
Team 4 5
Assists 12 17
Steals 7 10
Blocks 3 5
Turnovers 17 13
Fouls 20 16
Technicals 0 0
24 PTS, 13 REB, 1 AST
19 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST
12T
away team logo Demons 1-1 292958
home team logo Mustangs 1-0 343569
Team Stats
away team logo Demons 1-1 69.2 PPG 41.4 RPG 11.4 APG
home team logo Mustangs 1-0 73.2 PPG 39.2 RPG 13.2 APG
Key Players
20
I. Lane F 14.6 PPG 7.2 RPG 1.4 APG 43.5 FG%
33
J. Whitt Jr. G 13.4 PPG 7.2 RPG 3.6 APG 51.0 FG%
Top Scorers
I. Lane F 24 PTS 13 REB 1 AST
J. Whitt Jr. G 19 PTS 6 REB 5 AST
39.1 FG% 38.5
28.6 3PT FG% 25.0
66.7 FT% 62.5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
I. Lane 38 24 13 1 2 2 5 3 7/15 2/5 8/10 2 11
D. Dixon 21 9 3 1 1 0 2 4 4/4 0/0 1/2 2 1
C. Jones 26 6 0 2 1 0 1 4 1/8 1/4 3/3 0 0
L. Reed 29 5 1 2 1 0 3 0 2/6 1/5 0/0 0 1
M. Metoyer 27 3 2 2 1 1 2 2 1/2 0/0 1/3 1 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
I. Lane 38 24 13 1 2 2 5 3 7/15 2/5 8/10 2 11
D. Dixon 21 9 3 1 1 0 2 4 4/4 0/0 1/2 2 1
C. Jones 26 6 0 2 1 0 1 4 1/8 1/4 3/3 0 0
L. Reed 29 5 1 2 1 0 3 0 2/6 1/5 0/0 0 1
M. Metoyer 27 3 2 2 1 1 2 2 1/2 0/0 1/3 1 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Norvel 21 8 3 3 1 0 1 3 2/8 2/5 2/4 2 1
D. Williams 21 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 1/1 0/0 1/2 0 4
L. Ott 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 2
A. Comanita 9 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
B. Hutton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Guest - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Love - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Owens - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Bile - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 201 58 29 12 7 3 17 20 18/46 6/21 16/24 7 22
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Whitt Jr. 38 19 6 5 1 2 1 1 7/12 1/2 4/5 3 3
N. Dixon 34 13 5 2 2 0 1 1 4/9 2/7 3/4 1 4
E. Chargois 26 9 9 1 1 1 2 4 3/10 1/6 2/2 4 5
J. McMurray 34 8 1 4 3 0 3 2 3/12 2/9 0/0 0 1
I. Mike 19 6 5 1 0 1 1 5 2/7 2/5 0/0 3 2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Whitt Jr. 38 19 6 5 1 2 1 1 7/12 1/2 4/5 3 3
N. Dixon 34 13 5 2 2 0 1 1 4/9 2/7 3/4 1 4
E. Chargois 26 9 9 1 1 1 2 4 3/10 1/6 2/2 4 5
J. McMurray 34 8 1 4 3 0 3 2 3/12 2/9 0/0 0 1
I. Mike 19 6 5 1 0 1 1 5 2/7 2/5 0/0 3 2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
F. Hunt 20 6 7 0 1 0 3 2 3/5 0/0 0/2 4 3
W. Douglas 10 4 3 2 2 0 2 1 1/4 1/4 1/2 2 1
J. Young Jr. 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/1 0 2
C. White 13 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 1/5 0/3 0/0 0 1
J. Foster - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Youngkin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Pyle - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Ray - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Wilfong - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 69 39 17 10 5 13 16 25/65 9/36 10/16 17 22