Who’s PlayingIona @ SMUCurrent Records: Iona 7-3; SMU 3-7What to KnowThe SMU Mustangs will take on the Iona Gaels in a holiday battle at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday at SimpliFI Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest. The Mustangs came up short against the TCU Horned Frogs last week, falling 83-75. Meanwhile, Iona came up short against the New Mexico Lobos on Sunday, falling 82-74. Guard Daniss Jenkins just could not get things rolling his way, finishing with only five points on 2-for-13 shooting in his 27 minutes on the court. The losses put SMU at 3-7 and Iona at a reciprocal 7-3. SMU is 2-4 after losses this season, Iona 2-0. How To WatchWhen: Thursday at 3 p.m. ETWhere: SimpliFI Arena at Stan Sheriff Center — Honolulu, HawaiiTV: ESPN UniversityFollow: CBS Sports App
Series HistoryThis is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.