Scores

Final

Southern Miss 60

(25-5, 12-3 C-USA)

Florida Atl 49

(10-20, 5-10 C-USA)

    2:00 PM ET, March 2, 2014

    FAU Arena, Boca Raton, Florida

    1 2 T
    USM 31 2960
    FAU 24 2549

    Top Performers

    Southern Miss: D. Boardingham 24 Pts, 8 Reb

    Florida Atlantic: J. Raffington 14 Pts, 6 Reb

    Southern Miss outlasts Florida Atlantic 60-49

    Associated Press

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Daveon Boardingham scored 24 points, hitting 12 of 15 free throws, as Southern Miss outlasted Florida Atlantic 60-49 on Sunday.

    Southern Miss (25-5, 12-3 Conference USA) moved into a first-place tie with Middle Tennessee with one game to play.

    The Eagles went on a 9-0 run midway through the first half, as Florida Atlantic (10-20, 5-10) went scoreless for 7 minutes, en route to a 31-24 lead at the break.

    FAU cut the lead to three on a Justin Raffington jumper with 5:30 left in the game. But Southern Miss responded with an 8-0 run as FAU made just one of its last five shots and turned it over three times in the last 4:22.

    Aaron Brown added 15 points for USM, making all eight of his free throw attempts.

    Raffington paced FAU with 14 points. Jackson Trapp had 11 and Tyler Pate added 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USM
    FAU
    Points 60 49
    FG Made-Attempted 15-43 (.349) 16-54 (.296)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-10 (.200) 8-31 (.258)
    FT Made-Attempted 28-37 (.757) 9-14 (.643)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

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