Charsothrn 32 39 71
Sothrnmiss 36 42 78
Date of game: 3/20/2013

Recap: Southern Miss vs. Char Southern

Hattiesburg, MS (Sports Network) - All five starters scored in double figures for Southern Miss as the Golden Eagles posted a 78-71 victory over the Charleston Southern Buccaneers in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament at Reed Green Coliseum.

Jonathan Mills had 16 points and nine rebounds to pace Southern Miss (26-9) which will take on Louisiana Tech in the second round. Dwayne Davis added 15 points, Jerrold Brooks netted 14 and Neil Watson and Daveon Boardingham each chipped in 10.

Saah Nimley had a game-high 24 points, Arlon Harper added 18 and Mathiang Muo registered 16 for Charleston Southern (19-13).

Despite shooting 50 percent from the field and holding Charleston Southern to 33.3 percent, the Golden Eagles held just a 36-32 lead at halftime. The Buccaneers stayed close by hitting 8-of-13 tries from the free-throw line.

Southern Miss improved to 62.5 percent shooting in the second half and made good on 8-of-11 from the free-throw line to seal the victory. Charleston Southern hung around by hitting eight shots from beyond the arc but shot 42.4 percent in the period overall and got just three points from the charity stripe.

The Golden Eagles outscored the Buccaneers 30-14 in the paint and 18-11 off turnovers.

Game Notes

Alabama A&M beats rival in Magic City Classic

An FCS season-high crowd of 67,710 watched at Legion Field as Alabama A&M defeated Southwestern Athletic Conference rival Alabama State, 37-36, in the 73rd Magic City Classic on Saturday.

NASCAR News
McMurray tops Logano for Martinsville pole

Jamie McMurray claimed the pole for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 -- the first race in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship -- by beating Joey Logano in Friday's qualifying at Martinsville Speedway.

Dolphins reinstate Jordan from suspension

The Miami Dolphins have reinstated 2013 first- round pick Dion Jordan to the active roster after the defensive end completed a six-game season-opening suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Cavs exercise option on Waiters' contract

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Saturday that the club has exercised the fourth-year option on the contract of guard Dion Waiters.

Stastny placed on injured reserve

The St. Louis Blues placed center Paul Stastny on injured reserve Friday and recalled forward Dmitrij Jaskin from Chicago of the American Hockey League.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.