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Men's Hoops to Hold Black and Gold Scrimmage this Saturday

Oct. 22, 2009

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - As part of the homecoming festivities this weekend, the Southern Miss men's basketball team will play a "Black and Gold" scrimmage this Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Payne Center.

Fans are encouraged to attend and get their first glimpse of this year's Golden Eagles.

Southern Miss, led by head coach Larry Eustachy, returns six letterwinners from last year's squad. The Eagles are led by junior guard R.L. Horton. The Jackson, Miss. native averaged 12.7 points and 2.2 assists. He is also just 199 point shy of becoming the 34th member of the 1,000 point club.

Southern Miss opens the 2009-10 season Nov. 14, at Louisiana-Lafayette.

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