HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Jeremiah Eason scored 10 points, seven during a key second half run, as Southern Miss beat Drexel 66-49 Friday night.
Southern Miss led 31-28 at halftime, but Eason scored seven consecutive points to start the second half and Aaron Brown's 3-pointer capped the 10-0 run, for a 41-28 lead.Neil Watson had a run of his own minutes later scoring eight in a row, including back-to-back 3-pointers and Southern Miss led 50-32 with 11:43 remaining.Southern Miss (13-2) got 11 points from Brown, and 10 apiece from Michael Craig and Jerrold Brooks. The Golden Eagles out-rebounded Drexel by 28, led by Craig with 11.Drexel averages 39.4 rebounds per game, ranked 51st, but had only 24 against Southern Miss.Tavon Allen had 15 points for Drexel (8-5) and Chris Fouch added 13. The Dragons made just 5 of 17 free throws, compared to 24 of 32 for the Golden Eagles.