Scores

Final

Houston 54

(12-3, 1-1 C-USA)

Southern Miss 73

(13-4, 2-0 C-USA)

3:00 PM ET, January 12, 2013

Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

1 2 T
HOU 15 3954
USM 36 3773

Top Performers

Houston: T. Thomas 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

Southern Miss: J. Brooks 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

Southern Miss. 73, Houston 54

Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Jerrold Brooks scored 16 points and Southern Mississippi used a strong first half to beat Houston 73-54 on Saturday.

Daveon Boardingham finished with 12 points and Norville Carey had 11 for the Golden Eagles (13-4, 2-0 Conference USA), who have won five straight games. Jonathan Mills had 10 rebounds and six points.

With a 17-15 lead, Southern Miss closed the first half with a 19-0 run that was capped by Cedric Jenkins' jumper before heading into halftime with a 36-15 advantage. The Golden Eagles held Houston scoreless for the final 7 minutes of the half.

Jenkins knocked down a jumper with 3:30 left in the second half to give Southern Miss a 71-44 lead -- its largest of the game.

Joseph Young scored 14 points shooting 1 of 8 from beyond the arc for the Cougars (12-3, 1-1), who had their seven-game winning streak snapped. TaShawn Thomas had 10 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOU
USM
Points 54 73
FG Made-Attempted 19-57 (.333) 31-65 (.477)
3P Made-Attempted 4-25 (.160) 5-15 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 12-22 (.545) 6-13 (.462)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 27

2012-13 Season

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