Southern Miss wins 96-79 over Providence Storms in second Bahamas game
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Southern Miss' second game in as many days saw the Golden Eagles win 96-79 over the Providence Storms on Thursday night.
"It's always good to win," head coach Doc Sadler said. "Tyree [Griffin] had a good game. The experience we are getting in these three games right now is invaluable. The game management will have to get better, and we will learn from that, but anytime you can win, you're happy with it."
The squad's 29-17 margin in the second quarter put them ahead comfortably. The Storms led 20-19 after the first.
Griffin finished one rebound shy of a triple-double, recording 22 points and 10 assists in the process. He and Dominic Magee (16 points) had the most efficient nights, shooting 7-for-12 and 6-for-11, respectively. Magee also had back-to-back deep balls midway through the second quarter.
Cortez Edwards also finished with 19 points and eight boards. LaDavius Draine's 11 points came on the heels of having 19 the previous night. Kevin Holland had seven points and three steals as well.
The team's first 10 points came in the paint before Cortez Edwards jumper at the free-throw line. The Golden Eagles put together 27 assists to 12 turnovers and had 37 free-throw attempts.
Southern Miss' three-game swing concludes Friday at 5 p.m. CT against the CGT Knights before enjoying a free Saturday on the island.