Jan. 28, 2006
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southern Miss men's basketball team found the going rough Saturday night in Birmingham, Ala., as the Golden Eagles fell 87-73 to the host UAB Blazers here at Bartow Arena on the UAB campus.
With the loss, Southern Miss falls to 7-14 overall and 1-5 in Conference USA play, while the Blazers improved to 15-4 and 5-1 in the league.
The Golden Eagles finished with a better shooting percentage (57 to 44) and also had the rebounding advantage, 32-29, but it was not enough as the Blazers shot 12-of-28 from behind the arc and attempted 20 more field goals and 18 more 3-pointers in the game.
David Cornwell led four Southern Miss players with a team-best 14 points, while Courtney Beasley added 12 -- marking the 10th-straight game that he has scored in double figures. Jarekus Singleton added 11 and Travis Hall finished with 10. Cornwell pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.
Derrick Broom scored a game-high 19 points for UAB, 17 of them in the first half, while Marvett McDonald added 13 in the game.
Southern Miss now takes a week off before returning to C-USA action on the road at SMU on Saturday, Feb. 4. Tip-off for the game is scheduled for 7 p.m.