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East Carolina vs Southern Miss

Southern Miss. 88, East Carolina 69

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Neil Watson scored 26 points and didn't miss all night as Southern Mississippi routed East Carolina 88-69 Saturday.

The Golden Eagles (22-7, 11-3 Conference USA) led 36-31 at halftime, then outscored the Pirates (16-11, 7-7) 52-38 after the break.

Watson's 26 points came on seven 3-pointers without a miss and 5 for 5 at the stripe.

Jonathan Mills recorded a 15-point, 17-rebound double-double for Southern Miss. Six of those rebounds came on the offensive glass. Dwayne Davis added 17 points and Daveon Boardingham 12.

Maurice Kemp led East Carolina with 23 points of 7 of 10 shooting from the field, and 9 of 10 at the stripe. Akeem Richardson scored 15 points off the bench and Miguel Paul chipped in 13.

Southern Miss was 13 of 20 on treys, 29 of 55 (52.7 percent) from the field. The Pirates hit 8 of 22 treys, 23 of 53 overall (43.4 percent).

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East Carolina Pirates
M. Kemp, F347-109-1084223
R. Sampson, F292-72-45036
T. Armstrong, F262-61-13055
M. Paul, G394-122-228213
P. Roberts-Campbell, G311-50-02133
A. Richmond275-111-113215
M. Guilmette132-30-01024
P. Williams10-00-00000
M. Zangari00-00-00010
Totals 23-5415-1823162069
 42.6%83.3% 
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
J. Mills, F336-103-6172415
D. Boardingham, F263-76-731412
D. Davis, G366-132-494317
N. Watson, G367-75-511326
J. Brooks, G263-80-10118
R. McGill192-41-23545
C. Jenkins162-60-03605
N. Carey50-00-23010
J. Chapman10-00-00000
D. Edwin10-00-00000
C. Robbins10-00-00000
Totals 29-5517-2742202088
 52.7%63% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
So. Miss13-329-7
La. Tech13-329-8
Middle Tenn.13-324-9
Tulsa13-321-13
UTEP12-423-11
Old Dominion9-718-18
Tulane8-817-17
UAB7-918-13
Charlotte7-917-14
FIU7-915-16
North Texas6-1016-16
E. Carolina5-1117-17
FAU5-1110-22
Marshall4-1211-22
UT-San Antonio4-128-22
Rice2-147-23
 
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