SMU Mustangs Men’s Basketball

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SMU is located in the heart of Dallas, Texas. With conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances, the Mustangs have become a perennial power and nationally-ranked basketball program. SMU is also ranked as one of the best academic schools in the country.

Shake Milton
Pony up

The team

SMU starting 5

Top 25

(or receiving votes)
7 of the past 8 seasons

30 wins

Most wins in school history (2017)


2017 final AP poll ranking


In the past 5 seasons


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Regular Season Champions


Tournament Champions



SMU Mustangs Regular Season Champions SMU Mustangs AAC Tournament Champions SMU Mustangs at NCAA Tournament
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Coach Jank

Head Coach Tim Jankovich Head Coach Tim Jankovich celebrates Head Coach Tim Jankovich with Ben Moore, Semi Ojeleye, Ben Emelogu, Shake Milton and Sterling Brown

Tim Jankovich

Head Coach


Win Season
All-Time SMU Record


Current or former NBA players


Conference Championships


NBA players in the past 5 seasons

Tim Jankovich is in his 36th season as a collegiate coach. In the past season under Coach Jankovich, the Mustangs took down three top 15 ranked teams — #2 Arizona, #7 Wichita State on the road, and #14 USC. All sold out crowds and a national TV audience.

In 2017–18, SMU went 18–0 at home, 17–1 in the AAC and had winning streaks of 10 games and 16 games in a stretch that saw wins in 26 of 27 outings. The Ponies were ranked in the Associated Press top 25 for the last six weeks of the season, finishing No. 11 in the AP Poll.

Jankovich was named the AAC Coach of the Year and a Naismith Coach of the Year semifinalist.

One of the winningest players in Kansas State history. In each of his seasons at KSU, the Wildcats ranked in the top-20 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Jankovich played in nine NCAA Tournament games, advancing to the 1981 Elite Eight and the 1982 Sweet 16.

A three-time academic All-American and honorable mention All-Big Eight player, he finished at Kansas State in the school’s top-10 in nine categories, including first in season FT pct. (.917) and eighth in career FG pct. (.510). He set the Big Eight Tournament record for single-game assists (14).

“This is a team that has hearts of lions. This is one of the top competitive, big-hearted, refusing to go down teams that I have been around. How can you not love coaching them?”

Assistant coaches

Assistant Coach Jay Duncan Assistant Coach Jay Duncan

Jay Duncan

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach Yaphett King Assistant Coach Yaphett King

Yaphett King

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach John Cooper Assistant Coach John Cooper

John Cooper

Assistant Coach


Campus &

SMU campus

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Most beautiful campus in America

Huffington Post, 2016

A nationally-ranked private university, SMU is a distinguished center for teaching and research located in the heart of Dallas. SMU's 11,000 students benefit from small classes, leadership opportunities, international study and innovative programs.


Most Beautiful campus
in Texas, Time Magazine


US News and World Ranking

5 miles

North of downtown Dallas




Student teacher ratio


Average class size

City life

Dallas, TX

Dallas, Texas skyline


Voted best city for jobs Forbes Magazine


Dallas Residents


SMU Alumni


City for Sports Fans The Sporting News

Home to professional sporting greats and

Dallas’ college team

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SMU Draft picks and NBA recruits


Who’s next?

Semi Ojeleye, Sterling Brown, Shake Milton, Ben Moore
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Semi Ojeleye

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Sterling Brown

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Shake Milton

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Ben Moore

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Feron Hunt

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