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Southern Miss - USF Game Notes
Eagles Take Road Show To Tampa, Fla.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The Golden Eagles shoot for a three-game C-USA road win streak when they take on South Florida in the Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla., Friday night. Southern Miss won at Tulane and at Houston, before dropping a 69-65 home decision to UAB Wednesday night.
The game is scheduled for a 6 p.m., (ct) tip.
The Eagles and Bulls have played 25 times prior to the Friday game, with Southern Miss holding a 15-10 lead. The two teams split a pair of games last season, each winning at home, South Florida 74-65 in Tampa, and Southern Miss 74-61 in Hattiesburg. In fact, the two teams have split the last six games they've played, with the home team winning all six games.
South Florida also comes into the game off a loss, an 80-67 defeat at Cincinnati. Following that loss, South Florida stands at 6-14 overall, and 0-9 in Conference USA.
Through 20 games, Terrence Leather continues to lead the Bulls in scoring, at 14.5 points a game. USF averages 60.7 points a game, and gives up 68.7 a game. With the loss at Cincinnati, the Bulls now have lost nine straight.
For Southern Miss, the Eagles continue to average just over 67 points a game and give up 69.4. After his 20-point, 8-rebound game against UAB, Charles Gaines continues to lead the Eagles in both scoring (15.7) and rebounding (10.5).
After scoring only four points in the UAB game, Jasper Johnson continues to be the only other Golden Eagle scoring in double figures, at 12.7 points a game.
The Eagles also continue to hold a healthy margin in rebounds, leading the combined opposition 36.5-to-33.5, after 20 games.
Following the USF game, the Eagles then will play four of the final six games of the regular season in the friendly confines of Green Coliseum, starting with a Feb. 18, game against Houston. The Conference USA Tournament this year will be played in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mar. 10-13.
Contact the Southern Miss Ticket Office at 1-800-844-TICK or 601-266-5418, or go by the Ferlise Center Ticket Office for more information.