Scores

Final

Southern Miss 67

(15-12, 7-6 C-USA)

Houston 95

(21-6, 10-3 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, February 27, 2008

    Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    USM 33 3467
    HOU 43 5295

    Top Performers

    Southern Miss: A. Stephens 14 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Houston: R. McKiver 52 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl

    McKiver scores 52 points as Houston routs Southern Miss.

    HOUSTON (AP) -- Robert McKiver scored 52 points, the most by a Division I player this season, to lead Houston to a 95-67 victory over Southern Mississippi on Wednesday night.

    McKiver's total broke a Hofheinz Pavilion record of 44 points set by Larry Bird for Indiana State in an NIT game on March 9, 1977. McKiver shot 17-of-34 from the field, including 7-of-17 from 3-point range. He also hit 11-of-12 free throws.

    Marcus Malone added 17 points and Kelvin Lewis had 11 for the Cougars (21-6, 10-3 Conference USA). Tafari Toney had 12 rebounds for Houston.

    Craig Craft came off the bench to lead Southern Miss (15-12, 7-6) with 16 points. Courtney Beasley and Andre Stephens each had 14 points.

    The Cougars used a 17-6 run, including 16 straight points by McKiver, to take a 26-13 lead midway through the first half.

    McKiver's 52 points is the most for the Cougars since Elvin Hayes scored 55 against Southwestern on Feb. 12, 1966.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USM
    HOU
    Points 67 95
    FG Made-Attempted 26-57 (.456) 31-70 (.443)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 15-37 (.405)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-18 (.556) 18-22 (.818)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 28

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