Memphis vs Southern Miss

Southern Miss. 75, Memphis 72


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Darnell Dodson scored 23 points, Neil Watson added 17 and Southern Mississippi beat Memphis 75-72 on Wednesday night, ending the Golden Eagles' 18-game losing streak in the series.

Southern Miss (20-3, 7-1) took sole possession of first place in Conference USA, but maybe more importantly finally beat the Tigers after several close calls over the past three years. The game was tight throughout, and the Golden Eagles didn't clinch it until Chris Crawford missed a deep 3-pointer just before the buzzer.

Southern Miss has won 16 of 17 games.

Memphis (15-7, 6-2) lost to the Golden Eagles for the first time since 2004. Crawford led the Tigers with 23 points while Will Barton added 15. Memphis lost despite shooting 56.3 percent (27 of 48) from the field.

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Memphis Tigers
T. Black, F292-40-02154
F. Hall, F110-00-02020
C. Crawford, G409-150-020123
W. Barton, G366-103-451515
A. Barton, G344-72-233310
W. Witherspoon281-52-22134
J. Jackson184-66-923214
S. Simpson20-00-01010
D. Stephens21-10-00002
Totals 27-4813-172392272
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
J. Mills, F232-54-75128
M. Bolden, F93-70-00038
L. Page, G405-101-1101212
A. Johnson, G360-92-23242
R. McGill, G30-00-00000
N. Watson354-68-826317
D. Dodson337-169-960223
T. Pelham142-20-03115
C. Jenkins70-10-01210
Totals 23-5624-2736131875
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
So. Miss6-129-22331
North Texas2-168-22339
Other games
Indiana 56 Final
Michigan 68
GT 54 Final
Florida St 68
UConn 44 Final
Illinois St 74 Final
CREI 102
Oklahoma 62 Final
Kansas 84
Baylor 63 Final
Tx A&M 60
Boise St 56 Final
Colo St 63 Final