Jan. 19, 2011
Thank you for all those Golden Eagle fans that attended last Saturday's basketball game against nationally ranked UCF. It was a great win for Coach Eustachy and our student-athletes. It was the first time we have defeated a ranked opponent at home in nearly 26 years. Due to the great fan support, the arena was electrifying and the energy it gave our team and bench was incredible. We often say fans can be the 12th man in football or the sixth man in basketball and that was certainly the case against UCF. Your cheering gave our team the energy to break the game wide open at the 11-minute mark in the second half. Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm.
Tonight will be another battle for our team as we host perennial C-USA Champions, Memphis. Although the Tigers have lost four games, they are as talented as they have ever been and to win the basketball title in C-USA you must defeat Memphis along the way. Classes have begun at Southern Miss, thus we expect a record turnout from our Golden Eagle students. We need you be there and be "Loud and Proud" and even step it up a notch. Since the game will be televised on CSS, it is a great chance to let the nation see Southern Miss basketball is alive and well and it will show them our fan base can get as loud and crazy as any arena in the nation.
Tickets will be available all day at the Ferlise Center, on-line or at the game. Thanks again for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you tonight at 6 p.m.