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Moore, Kennedy double-doubles for SMU in 87-72 upset of No. 22 Memphis to go 11-0 at home

  • SMU guard Nick Russell (12) crosses under the basket as Memphis forward Austin Nichols (4) tries to cut him off during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Dallas.  (AP Photo/John F. Rhodes)

    SMU guard Nick Russell (12) crosses under the basket as Memphis forward Austin Nichols (4) tries to cut him off during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Dallas.  (AP Photo/John F. Rhodes)  (The Associated Press)

  • The basketball bounces of Memphis forward Shaq Goodwin (2) as he and SMU guard Nick Russell (12) battle for it during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Dallas.  (AP Photo/John F. Rhodes)

    The basketball bounces of Memphis forward Shaq Goodwin (2) as he and SMU guard Nick Russell (12) battle for it during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Dallas.  (AP Photo/John F. Rhodes)  (The Associated Press)

  • Memphis forward Shaq Goodwin (2) and SMU guard Sterling Brown (3) wrestle on the floor for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Dallas.  (AP Photo/John F. Rhodes)

    Memphis forward Shaq Goodwin (2) and SMU guard Sterling Brown (3) wrestle on the floor for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Dallas.  (AP Photo/John F. Rhodes)  (The Associated Press)

Nic Moore had 14 points with 10 assists, and keyed a game-turning run to start the second half, and SMU stayed undefeated at home by beating No. 22 Memphis 87-72 Saturday.

The Tigers (16-5, 6-3 American Athletic) lost a conference road game for the first time in two years.

Moore had an assist on Markus Kennedy's tiebreaking layup right after halftime. Moore then added 3-pointers in the 10-2 spurt in just over 2 minutes that put SMU (17-5, 6-3) ahead to stay and in control. Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown's Mustangs pushed the lead to 56-36 with 7:11 left when Sterling Brown made consecutive 3-pointers.

Kennedy had 21 points on 10-of-10 shooting and 15 rebounds for his sixth career double-double. Brown had 15 points.