UAB 26 40 66
Sothrnmiss 40 41 81
Date of game: 3/14/2013

Recap: Southern Miss vs. UAB

Tulsa, OK (Sports Network) - Neil Watson netted 23 points off the bench to help second-seeded Southern Miss cruise past UAB, 81-66, in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Tournament on Thursday at Bank of Oklahoma Center.

Dwayne Davis donated 20 points and Jerrold Brooks added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Golden Eagles (24-8), who have won two straight and will take on UTEP in a semifinal matchup on Friday after the Miners defeated Houston later on Thursday

Rod Rucker scored 20 points and grabbed seven boards for the Blazers (16-17), who were coming off a 53-52 victory over SMU in their C-USA tourney opener.

UAB held a 17-16 edge just over 11 1/2 minutes in after Preston Purifoy poured in four straight points, but the Golden Eagles responded with the next 17 points to build a 33-17 cushion with 5:40 left in the half.

Southern Miss took a 40-26 advantage into the break before a 9-3 UAB spurt early in the second brought the Blazers within 48-41 with 13:40 remaining.

UAB would get no closer, however, as the Golden Eagles quickly answered with a 14-4 surge to push the margin above double-digits, where it remained for the rest of the contest.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Jones looking to win Truck Series race at Dover

The series is running its sixth race of the season on Friday at Dover International Speedway. On the following day, Jones will celebrate his 19th birthday. He's scheduled to compete in the Xfinity race at this track on Saturday.

Broncos' Clady tears ACL

Peyton Manning will have to make do without his blind-side protector for the 2015 season, as the Denver Broncos announced that Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Wednesday's OTA session.

Dwight Howard suspended 1 game

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has been suspended one game without pay after earning his fourth Flagrant foul point of the postseason.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.