Louistech 27 25 52
Sothrnmiss 35 28 63
Date of game: 3/25/2013

Recap: Southern Miss vs. Louisiana Tech

Hattiesburg, MS (Sports Network) - Dwayne Davis and Jerrold Brooks tallied 13 points each as the Southern Miss Golden Eagles coasted to a 63-52 victory over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in the second round of the 2013 National Invitational Tournament at Reed Green Coliseum.

Jonathan Mills and Rashard McGill chipped in 10 points each for the Golden Eagles (27-9), who will advance to take on the BYU Cougars in the next round. Mills and McGill also accounted for eight rebounds each in the win.

Raheem Appleby pumped in 17 points for Louisiana Tech (27-7) as it lost four of its last five games to conclude its 2012-13 season. Alex Hamilton chipped in 15 points and six assists in the setback.

USM took a 35-27 lead into the break after it hit on 48.4 percent of its field goal tries in the first half. The hosts missed all four of their attempts from beyond the arc in the opening 20 minutes, but still held an edge by holding the Bulldogs to 36.7 percent efficiency from the floor.

Davis had six points and the same numbers of rebounds after the break while Appleby scored 14 of the Bulldogs' 25 second half points. The Golden Eagles continued to struggle from beyond the arc, making just 1-of-11, but they outscored the visitors, 20-8, in the break to hang on for the win.

USM made up for its poor shooting from long range by outrebounding Louisiana Tech, 41-34, and also by holding a 44-22 edge in points in the paint.

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