Scores

Final

Southern Miss 79

(1-0, 1-0 away)

LA-Lafayette 72

(0-1, 0-1 home)

    8:15 PM ET, November 14, 2009

    Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    USM 31 4879
    ULL 28 4472

    Top Performers

    Southern Miss: M. Bolden 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast

    Louisiana-Lafayette: T. Johnson 13 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Southern Miss. 79, Louisiana-Lafayette 72

    Associated Press

    LAFAYETTE, La. -- R.L. Horton scored 20 points and Southern Mississippi beat Louisiana-Lafayette 79-72 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night.

    Maurice Bolden had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Golden Eagles. Bolden made 3 of 4 attempts from 3-point range.

    Gary Flowers added 12 points with eight rebounds for the Golden Eagles.

    The Golden Eagles led by 13 points with 10 minutes remaining, but went the final 5:07 without a field goal.

    Randell Daigle and Lamar Anderson both came off the bench to score 14 points to lead the Ragin Cajuns. Tyren Johnson added 13 points while Travis Bureau and Courtney Wallace each added 11 points.

    The Ragin Cajuns got 39 points from their bench.

    The Golden Eagles held a 40-20 rebounding edge, outscoring the Ragin Cajuns 12-2 on second-chance points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USM
    ULL
    Points 79 72
    FG Made-Attempted 23-47 (.489) 26-54 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 8-23 (.348)
    FT Made-Attempted 27-39 (.692) 12-23 (.522)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 29 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 7

    2009-10 Season

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