SMU vs Southern Miss

Southern Miss. 67, SMU 60

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Neil Watson scored 18 points, Maurice Bolden added 11 and Southern Mississippi beat Southern Methodist 67-60 on Wednesday night.

Southern Miss (24-6, 11-4 Conference USA) led for the entire game, but struggled to put the lowly Mustangs away. Watson scored 13 of his 18 in the second half as the Golden Eagles pulled away in the final minutes.

Southern Miss shot 52.2 percent (24-of-46) from the field and enjoyed a huge 37-19 advantage on the glass. The Golden Eagles stayed one game behind Memphis for the C-USA lead.

SMU (12-18, 3-12) was led by Robert Nyakundi's 18 points while Jeremiah Samarrippas added 13. Nyakundi hit three 3-pointers in the second half to keep the Mustangs in the game, but they couldn't find a way to overcome poor defense and rebounding.

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SMU Mustangs
R. Nyakundi, F275-124-760418
L. Smith, F161-20-02032
J. Samarrippas, G224-92-222213
L. Giles, G110-30-01030
A. Patsevich, G91-30-00102
R. Clinkscales334-60-014310
J. Jones270-13-61023
S. Williams201-30-01103
R. Manuel183-40-12117
C. Cunningham171-10-00022
Totals 20-449-161892060
 45.5%56.3% 
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
M. Bolden, F293-75-651211
T. Pelham, F212-20-05124
A. Johnson, G402-95-61509
N. Watson, G378-141-534318
R. McGill, G203-30-01046
J. Mills213-43-410039
L. Page201-40-06023
D. Dodson91-22-21014
C. Jenkins31-10-00003
Totals 24-4616-2338111767
 52.2%69.6% 
American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Temple14-421-1259
SMU13-525-513
Houston12-622-1088
Cincinnati12-622-1148
Tulsa12-620-1258
UConn11-725-1132
Memphis8-1019-15139
UCF6-1212-18219
E. Carolina4-1412-20217
So. Florida4-148-25229
Tulane3-1512-22231

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UAB16-226-783
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Marshall12-617-16128
UTEP10-819-14214
Charlotte9-914-19234
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
 
Other games
UMass 88 Final
Temple 90
MU 61 Final
Cincinnati 72
S Florida 58 Final
Louisville 51
MD 64 Final
NC 88
Iowa St 72 Final
Missouri 78
Ohio St 75 Final
Nwstern 73
SDSU 66 Final
Boise St 53
UNLV 59 Final
Colo St 66