Scores

Final

Canisius 59

(5-6, 1-1 MAAC)

Southern Miss 56

(8-2, 4-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 22, 2009

    1 2 T
    CAN 31 2859
    USM 29 2756

    Top Performers

    Canisius: F. Turner 30 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Southern Miss: G. Flowers 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Canisius 59, Southern Miss. 56

    Associated Press

    GULFPORT, Miss. -- Frank Turner scored a career-high 30 points to lead Canisius to a 59-56 win over Southern Mississippi on Tuesday night.

    Turner shot 11-for-15 for the Golden Griffins (5-6) in the second night of the South Mississippi Christmas Classic. The win snapped a five-game losing streak.

    The score was tied at 51 with 2:34 remaining, but Canisius took a slim lead, and two free throws from Turner put the Golden Griffins up 59-56 with 7 seconds left. Southern Mississippi had the ball with a chance to tie, but Angelo Johnson missed a 3-pointer at the final buzzer.

    Gary Flowers finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Golden Eagles (8-2), who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Maurice Bolden added 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.

    Southern Mississippi outrebounded Canisius 41-34, but committed 15 turnovers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CAN
    USM
    Points 59 56
    FG Made-Attempted 21-57 (.368) 20-53 (.377)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-35 (.171) 2-15 (.133)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-12 (.917) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 10

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