Southern Miss Wins Second Straight, Now 4-3
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss men’s basketball team picked up its second consecutive win, defeating Morris Brown, 73-47, in Reed Green Coliseum here Saturday night. Elvin Mims led all players with 28 points and eight rebounds.
Clement Carter added 13 points, as all of the Golden Eagles contributed to the point production. Southern Miss shot 48.1 from the field and controlled the boards with a 36-27 rebound advantage.
"This was a good game for us to play after finals and after the layoff we’ve had," said Southern Miss Head Coach James Green, whose team had not played in 10 days. "I thought we did some good things. I don’t know that I’m ever totally satisfied, but I think we’re getting more players on the same page than we’ve had at any point thus far this season.
"(Elvin) Mims continues to play extremely well for us. He gives our players a lot of confidence; in fact, he gives me a lot of confidence. This was a game we should’ve won, and we did.”
Morris Brown (1-9) featured Joseph Dunn as the squad’s leading scorer with 13 points, and Rashad Davis led the Wolverines with five rebounds.
Southern Miss (4-3) took a 37-18 lead into intermission. The Wolverines were held to nine points for the first 18 minutes and make only six field goals in the first half.
Mims led the Golden Eagles in the opening period with 16 points and four rebounds. The senior was 7-for-9 from the field, and Southern Miss posted a 50.0 field goal percentage in the first 20 minutes. Sam Daniels led Morris Brown with seven points.
The Golden Eagles’ lead never dropped below 16 points in the second half, and Southern Miss extended its margin to as much as 22 points in the final five minutes.
This was the first of three games in eight days for the Eagles, who return to action Tuesday, Dec. 18, hosting Millsaps.