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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Scoreboard
Southern Miss (26-5) «363268
Tulane (16-15)222951

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Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech0-03-0262
UAB0-03-0152
Old Dominion0-04-136
Middle Tenn.0-03-1276
North Texas0-02-1241
UT-San Antonio0-03-2281
Marshall0-02-2250
FAU0-01-1282
So. Miss0-01-1152
Western Ky.0-01-1316
FIU0-02-3344
Charlotte0-01-2152
Rice0-01-2313
UTEP0-01-3191

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SMU0-04-0131
Cincinnati0-03-0254
Tulane0-03-0116
UCF0-03-023
Temple0-02-02
UConn0-02-031
Wichita St.0-02-026
Houston0-03-1335
So. Florida0-02-1238
Memphis0-01-1232
Tulsa0-02-3201
E. Carolina0-01-2329
 
Other games
MEMP 84 Final
CINCY 97
NOVA 77 Final
XAV 70
IOWA 76 Final
MIST 86