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Final

(21) Middle Tennessee 56

(18-4, 7-1 C-USA)

Southern Miss 68

(16-5, 5-3 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, February 5, 2014

    Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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    #21MTU 29 2756
    USM 27 4168

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: E. Rowe 22 Pts, 13 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

    Southern Miss: J. Clemons 16 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Southern Miss upsets No. 21 Middle Tennessee 68-56

    Associated Press

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Jerontay Clemons scored 16 points and equaled a career-high with 12 rebounds to lead the Southern Miss women past No. 21 Middle Tennessee 68-56 Wednesday night.

    Shanice Cason hit a 3-pointer to give Middle Tennessee a 34-33 lead with 17:19 to play but Southern Miss (16-5, 5-3 Conference USA) used a 14-2 run -- including six points from Tamara Jones -- to take a 47-36 advantage with 10:46 remaining.

    Middle Tennessee (18-4, 7-1) never got closer than eight after that point.

    Southern Miss got 25 points off the bench, all of which came from Jones (15) and Kierra Jordan (10). Jordan had six of the USM 20 offensive rebounds.

    The Lady Eagles held a 49-40 edge on the glass and improved to 12-0 this season when out-rebounding their opponent.

    Ebony Rowe finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds for Middle Tennessee.

    Jamierra Faulkner had 11 assists for Southern Miss.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    USM
    Points 56 68
    FG Made-Attempted 20-57 (.351) 27-67 (.403)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-23 (.217) 1-6 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-23 (.478) 13-22 (.591)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    MTU
    USM
    PointsE. Rowe 22J. Clemons 16
    ReboundsE. Rowe 13J. Clemons 12
    AssistsS. Cason 6J. Faulkner 11
    StealsO. Jones 2J. Clemons 2
    BlocksE. Rowe 1T. Jones 2

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