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Southern Miss vs Tulane

Southern Miss coasts past Tulane 68-51


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NEW ORLEANS (AP) Matt Bingaya and Aaron Brown each finished with 14 points and six rebounds, pacing Southern Miss past Tulane 68-51 Thursday night to clinch a share of the Conference USA regular-season title.

The Golden Eagles (26-5, 13-3) share the top spot in the standings with Louisiana Tech and Middle Tennessee. They shot 49.1 percent from the field and went 11 of 20 from deep, with Jerrold Brooks hitting four 3-pointers to finish with 12 points.

Tulane (16-15, 8-8) shot 42.9 percent, but went 4 of 16 beyond the arc. Tomas Bruha and Jay Hook each scored 12 points, and Jonathan Stark added 10.

Southern Miss was leading 17-14, but pulled away, closing the first half on a 19-8 run fueled by a pair of Brooks 3-pointers.

Tulane pulled within nine in the second half, but two Neil Watson 3-pointers helped push the Southern Miss lead to 68-49 with 2:02 remaining.

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Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Old Dominion0-09-116
La. Tech0-08-3227
UTEP0-07-452
North Texas0-06-4235
Middle Tenn.0-07-5164
FAU0-05-4208
Charlotte0-06-544
FIU0-06-6126
So. Miss0-05-5316
Western Ky.0-05-5122
UT-San Antonio0-04-5268
Marshall0-04-7275
UAB0-04-7309
Rice0-03-6350

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Tulane0-09-1173
SMU0-08-341
Cincinnati0-07-376
Temple0-07-463
Houston0-05-3266
Memphis0-06-4133
UCF0-06-4241
Tulsa0-06-596
Connecticut0-04-484
E. Carolina0-05-6272
So. Florida0-05-6220
 
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MEMP 84 Final
CIN 97
NOVA 77 Final
XAV 70
IOWA 76 Final
MIST 86