Men's Basketball Closes Out Season at Marshall on Saturday
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss closes out its 2015-16 men's basketball schedule, Saturday, at the Cam Henderson Center in a 6 p.m., CT start against Conference USA foe Marshall.
The Golden Eagles (8-20 overall 5-12) look to rebound from a 75-60 setback at WKU Thursday night, while the Thundering Herd (15-15, 10-6) lost 97-94 at home to Louisiana Tech on a half-court shot as time expired.
Southern Miss plays C-USA's top offensive team, who averages 85.1 points per contest, 5.1 more points than No. 2 Louisiana Tech.
"They are no question the best offensive team in the league and they score a lot of points," said Southern Miss coach Doc Sadler. "We just have to do a good job of trying to control the basketball on the offensive end and the tempo, because they do a really nice job of running their stuff."
Graduate transfer Kourtlin Jackson leads the Golden Eagles into the team's final game with a 13.6 point and 4.6 rebound averages. Jackson paced Southern Miss in scoring for the seventh consecutive game at WKU with game highs of 15 points and six rebounds.
Junior Quinton Campbell (Wilmer, Ala.), off his second double-digit scoring affair in the last three games, averages 12.3 points over that span, including 14 against WKU.
Another Golden Eagle junior, Khari Price (Slidell, La.), continues to remain among the league leaders in assists, holding a total of 127, which is good for 4.6 per game, ranking sixth in the league.
The C-USA scoring leaders show Marshall having three players in the Top 20, including Kelly James, who ranks No. 3 at 20.5, while Ryan Taylor is No. 18 at 14.1 and Stevie Browning is No. 23 at 13.0.
Marshall leads the overall series 10-8 and the Golden Eagles vie to snap a four-game losing streak in Huntington.