Scores

Final

West Florida 59

(0-0, 0-0 away)

Southern Miss 68

(5-7, 5-3 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 27, 2005

    Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    WF 38 2159
    USM 31 3768

    Top Performers

    West Florida: M. Grant 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Southern Miss: C. Beasley 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Southern Miss 68, West Florida 59

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Courtney Beasley scored a career-high 20 points on Tuesday to lead Southern Mississippi to a 68-59 win over West Florida.

    The Golden Eagles (5-7) have won three of their last four games.

    The Argos hit four consecutive 3-pointers in the final three minutes of the opening half, and West Florida (6-3) led 38-31 at halftime. But Southern Miss regained the lead in the first four minutes of the second half with an 11-3 run.

    West Florida got within five points two times in the second half but couldn't close the gap.

    Jason Forte added 14 points for the Eagles and Kyle Lamonte had six assists. Beasley added four assists.

    Marcus Grant had a double-double for the Argos, with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WF
    USM
    Points 59 68
    FG Made-Attempted 21-49 (.429) 22-51 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 2-10 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-25 (.480) 22-25 (.880)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 9

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