Scores

Final

Southern Miss 64

(4-1, 0-0 away)

Iona 63

(2-2, 1-0 home)

    3:30 PM ET, November 24, 2008

    1 2 T
    USM 31 3364
    IONA 33 3063

    Top Performers

    Southern Miss: R. Horton 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Iona: G. Springer 12 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Blk

    Southern Miss. 64, Iona 63

    Associated Press

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands -- R.L. Horton scored 19 points and rallied Southern Mississippi to a 64-63 win over Iona on Monday at the Paradise Jam.

    The Golden Eagles, who trailed during most of the second half, fought their way back under the leadership of Horton and junior guard Jeremy Wise, who scored 16 points.

    Southern Miss dominated the boards, outrebounding Iona 33-23. They also scored 10 points off fast breaks, compared to just two for the Gaels.

    With the come-from-behind victory, Southern Miss took fourth place in the eight-team Caribbean tournament. Iona came in sixth.

    Kashif Pratt led the Gaels with 14 points and Gary Springer added 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

    Both teams scored 17 points off turnovers. Monday's game was the first matchup between the teams.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USM
    IONA
    Points 64 63
    FG Made-Attempted 22-42 (.524) 22-50 (.440)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-5 (.200) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-29 (.655) 12-18 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 9

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