Scores

Final

Southern Miss 75

(12-4, 1-0 C-USA)

Rice 52

(3-11, 0-1 C-USA)

8:00 PM ET, January 9, 2013

Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston, Texas

1 2 T
USM 32 4375
RICE 22 3052

Top Performers

Southern Miss: M. Craig 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Rice: T. Jackson 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Southern Miss. 75, Rice 52

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Daveon Boardingham scored 16 points and Michael Craig added 15 points and eight rebounds off the bench as hot-shooting Southern Miss defeated Rice 75-52 on Wednesday night.

Dwayne Davis and Jerrold Brooks had 11 points each for the Eagles (12-4, 1-0 Conference USA), who shot 69.6 percent (32 of 46) from the floor.

Austin Ramljak scored 14 points and Tamir Jackson 13 for the Owls (3-11, 0-1).

Southern Miss scored the contest's first seven points and never trailed. Rice was still within shouting distance, trailing 38-27 early in the second half, but a scoreless stretch of 4:48 by the Owls ended the competitive phase of the game.

Southern Miss outrebounded Rice 32-16 and enjoyed a 46-20 scoring advantage in the paint.

Boardingham had seven rebounds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USM
RICE
Points 75 52
FG Made-Attempted 32-46 (.696) 18-48 (.375)
3P Made-Attempted 4-8 (.500) 8-27 (.296)
FT Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 8-10 (.800)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
Largest Lead 28 0

2012-13 Season

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