Dec. 1, 2006
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -
Southern Miss continues its season-opening homestand Saturday when they entertain Savannah State in a 4 p.m. contest at Reed Green Coliseum.
The Golden Eagles are off to their best start since 2002-03 with a 5-0 record, after beating Sam Houston State, Thursday night, 94-86. Southern Miss is averaging 85.4 points per contest thus far and scoring 103.5 points over the last two games.
Two Golden Eagle freshmen lead the team in scoring as Jeremy Wise, who tallied a team-high 27 points against SHSU, has tallied an 18.8 scoring average, while Jarvis Hill is next at 11.4 a game.
Junior Demar Dotson has tallied two straight double-doubles for the Golden Eagles and now has posted averages of 10.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest.
Savannah State, a Division I independent school, enters the game with a 5-5 mark, after losing a 70-60 decision at Georgia State Thursday night. Horace Broadnax, who played on a national championship team for Georgetown in 1984, is in his second season as head coach.
Javon Randolph leads the Tigers at 17.5 points per contest, while Joseph Flegler is next at 9.5 points per game. Joshua Obiajunwa has scored 8.7 points per tilt, to go along with a team-best 8.9 boards a game.
The will be the first meeting between the two schools in basketball and first of two games between the two teams this season. The other affair takes place Jan. 6 in Savannah.
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