Scores

Final

Louisiana Tech 71

(15-4, 3-1 C-USA)

Southern Miss 80

(16-3, 3-1 C-USA)

    1:00 PM ET, January 19, 2014

    Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    LT 39 3271
    USM 47 3380

    Top Performers

    Louisiana Tech: K. Smith 12 Pts, 2 Reb, 9 Ast, 1 Stl

    Southern Miss: M. Craig 17 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Southern Miss wins against Louisiana Tech 80-71

    Associated Press

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Daveon Boardingham scored 20 points and Southern Miss outlasted Louisiana Tech 80-71 on Sunday.

    Michael Craig added 17 and grabbed 12 rebounds for Tech while the team made 28-of-38 free throw attempts.

    Southern Miss (16-3, 3-1 Conference USA) carried an eight point advantage leading into the second half, outscoring Louisiana Tech 47-39.

    Two Alex Hamilton free throws midway through the second half put Louisiana Tech (15-4, 3-1) back in the game leading 59-58. But Southern Miss responded with an 8-0 run capped by a Craig dunk to go up 71-62 at 4:38.

    Down the final stretch, Louisiana Tech inched to within 5 points, but Neil Watson's 4-for-4 effort from the line sealed the win for the Golden Eagles.

    The Bulldogs outshot Southern Miss from the floor, but were outrebounded 48-26, including a big 19-5 gap on the offensive glass.

    Hamilton led Tech with 19 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LT
    USM
    Points 71 80
    FG Made-Attempted 24-53 (.453) 25-60 (.417)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-28 (.321) 2-18 (.111)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-21 (.667) 28-38 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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