UAB 27 32 59
Sothrnmiss 38 36 74
Date of game: 1/19/2013

Recap: Southern Miss vs. UAB

Hattiesburg, MS (Sports Network) - Cedric Jenkins scored 13 points off the bench as the Southern Miss Golden Eagles made easy work of the UAB Blazers, 74-59, in Conference USA action at Reed Green Coliseum.

Dwayne Davis added 12 points and seven rebounds for Southern Miss (15-4, 4-0 C-USA), while Neil Watson chipped in 11 points and four steals. Jonathan Mills netted 10 points for the Eagles, who have won a season-high seven straight games.

For UAB (8-10, 0-3), Terence Jones scored 15 points and Robert Williams had 12 points. The Blazers are now losers of four in a row.

Southern Miss outshot UAB from the field in the first half, 43.5 percent to 36 percent, and it also drained 15-of-21 from the foul line as it took a 38-27 lead at intermission.

UAB improved its field goal percentage to 45.8 percent after the break, but it never got closer than eight points of the lead.

Southern Miss won the turnover battle, 20-8, and it turned those UAB miscues into 21 points.

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