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SMU hands No. 2 Arizona 2nd loss in row

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(TSX / STATS) -- Nearly 51 years passed since Southern Methodist last had a win over one of the top two teams in the country, but the Mustangs beat second-ranked Arizona 66-60 on Thursday night at the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

It was the first time SMU defeated a second-ranked team since March 17, 1967, when the Mustangs defeated Louisville in the NCAA Tournament.

SMU prevailed despite hitting just 31.4 percent of its shots from the floor.

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