Hstnbapt 32 30 62
Sothrnmiss 27 40 67
Date of game: 11/23/2013

Recap: Southern Miss vs. Houston Baptist

Mobile, AL (SportsNetwork.com) - Neil Watson and Daveon Boardingham scored 15 points apiece as the Southern Miss Golden Eagles downed the Houston Baptist Huskies, 67-62, in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic at the Mitchell Center.

Matt Bingaya gave the Golden Eagles (5-0) a spark off the bench with nine points in 15 minutes. Michael Craig submitted a solid effort to contribute eight points and eight rebounds.

Rob Lewis paced Houston Baptist (1-4) with 15 points. Duason Womack added 12 points and Ricmonds Vilde grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.

The Huskies took a 32-27 lead into the intermission after they hit on 40 percent of their field goal tries and converted 9-of-12 attempts at the charity stripe in the first stanza. USM missed all seven of its shots from 3- point range in the opening 20 minutes.

The Golden Eagles heated up to knock down 42.3 percent of their shots from the floor including 5-of-9 from beyond the arc after halftime. Houston Baptist led its lead slip away as it committed 10 turnovers in the second half which turned into 13 points for USM.

The Golden Eagles outscored the Huskies, 28-16, in the paint and also tallied 16 second chance points.

Game Notes

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

NFL flexes Bengals-Steelers into primetime for Week 17

The NFL announced Sunday night that the AFC North showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will be the NBC primetime game for Week 17.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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