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Larry Brown on coaching at SMU: "It's pretty awesome"

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It's been a season to remember for SMU basketball and head coach Larry Brown.

The Mustangs are undefeated at Moody Coliseum and have been ranked in the Top 25 for the first time in nearly three decades. It's all part of a journey students and fans hope culminates in a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Good Day's Dan Godwin spoke with Coach Brown ahead of Wednesday night's home game against Houston and the coach said he loves what he gets to do every day.

"I just feel lucky I'm still coaching," said Brown. "I love what I do, I love being in this environment, I enjoy the players and look forward to practice every day and being around them."

Brown and Godwin's paths crossed at UCLA in the early 1980s. Brown was the head coach at the school when Godwin was a student and Brown became an honorary member of Godwin's fraternity.

"Being an honorary member of Lambda Chi, that was pretty neat," Brown said. "Being around students, camping out with them… the involvement I had with the student body the way they accepted me, and our team, that is something I'll always appreciate."

Brown is seeing that same student involvement and enthusiasm at SMU. Students camped out twice this week for tickets to the final home game against defending national champion Louisville and the coach has credited them for creating a home court advantage.

"Here I am at 73 coaching at a great university, it's pretty awesome," Brown said.

Tickets for SMU's final three home games are sold out and can only be bought on ticket resale sites like StubHub or from ticket brokers.

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