Dec. 14, 2008
Southern Miss-William Carey Game Notes
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss men's basketball team returns home for the first time in two weeks looking to snap a three-game losing streak when it faces William Carey Monday night at 7 p.m. (CT).
The Southern Miss football team will be honored at halftime of the game before it heads to New Orleans to face Troy in the New Orleans Bowl, Sunday, Dec. 21.
Southern Miss holds a 4-0 advantage against William Carey. All four games have been played at Reed Green Coliseum.
The Golden Eagles are coming off a 74-55 loss against Kansas State in the K-State Holiday Classic. Junior Courtney Beasley led the Golden Eagles with a season-high 16 points. Junior Jeremy Wise and sophomore R.L. Horton scored 11 apiece. Wise was 9-of-9 from the line, while Horton was 6-of-6. Craig Craft led the way on the boards, pulling down eight rebounds.
Wise is fourth in the conference with 19.4 points per game, while also bringing down 4.5 rebounds. Beasley is averaging 12.3 points and grabbing a team-high 6.0 rebounds, while Horton is adding 12.1 points.
As a team, the Golden Eagles are averaging 66.9 points per game, while allowing 65.9. Southern Miss is hitting 73.1-percent of their free throws, and grabbing 35.9 rebounds.
William Carey enters tonight's game with a 4-4 record and have lost four if their last five games. Senior guard Dexter Middleton leads the team with 14.6 points and 5.5 rebounds. Sophomore guard Marcus Spann is second with 13.5 points and a team-high 3.3 assists. Junior guard Terry Wade is averaging 11.5 points.
As a team, William Carey is shooting 48.9-percent while scoring 75.9 points. The Crusaders are giving up 75.5 points per game.
Head Coach Steve Knight is in his 27th season at the helm of the William Carey men's basketball program. He has compiled a 478-370 (.564) record during his tenure as head coach.
The game will be broadcast on WXRR-FM 104.5, with the pregame showing beginning at 6:30 p.m.