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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Scoreboard
Southern Methodist (12-18)293160
Southern Miss (24-6) «353267

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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
SMU17-130-513
Cincinnati16-230-612
Houston12-621-1154
UCF11-724-1269
Memphis9-919-13121
UConn9-916-17119
Tulsa8-1015-17132
Temple7-1116-16135
E. Carolina6-1215-18214
Tulane3-156-25298
So. Florida1-177-23316

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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