Scores

Final

FIU 66

(13-16, 5-9 C-USA)

Southern Miss 78

(24-5, 11-3 C-USA)

    7:00 PM ET, February 27, 2014

    Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    FIU 23 4366
    USM 35 4378

    Top Performers

    Florida International: T. Murphy 13 Pts, 11 Reb, 7 Ast, 4 Stl, 3 Blk

    Southern Miss: M. Bingaya 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Stl

    Southern Miss tops FIU 78-66, back to 1st in C-USA

    Associated Press

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Matt Bingaya had 20 points, six rebounds and four steals to lead Southern Miss to a 78-66 victory over Florida International on Thursday night.

    After the opening minutes, Southern Miss (24-5, 11-3) led the entire game. The win moved The Golden Eagles back into a first-place tie in Conference USA and improved their record at home to 14-0.

    Southern Miss used a 15-4 run to finish the first half with a 35-23 advantage and extended to their largest lead at 47-26 early in the second.

    Daveon Boardingham had 14 points and eight rebounds. Jerrold Brooks had 11 points and Jeremiah Eason added 10.

    Southern Miss allowed FIU (13-16, 5-9) to match its 43 second-half points, but it was good enough to overcome a standout effort from Tymell Murphy.

    Murphy had 13 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and three blocks for the Golden Panthers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FIU
    USM
    Points 66 78
    FG Made-Attempted 24-49 (.490) 27-59 (.458)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-22 (.409) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 20-29 (.690)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 14 (0/0)

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