Southern Miss Handles South Alabama, 67-54
Dec. 7, 2011Neil Watson scored 19 points and Maurice Bolden tallied a double-double to lead Southern Mississippi over South Alabama 67-54 on Wednesday night.
Bolden scored 18 points and pulled down 10 boards for the Golden Eagles (6-2), who have won five of their last six. LaShay Page added 10 points for Southern Miss.
The Golden Eagles opened the game on a 13-4 run, but the Jaguars pulled within 13-10 on Freddie Goldstein's jumper with just less than 10 minutes left until halftime. But Watson and Bolden knocked down two 3-pointers apiece to spark a 26-8 run into the locker room.
Southern Miss led the rest of the way despite being outscored 36-28 by South Alabama in the second half.
The Golden Eagles were outrebounded 36-35 by the Jaguars in the contest, but scored 24 points off 16 South Alabama turnovers.
Antione Lundy led the Jaguars (4-3) with 16 points.