Scores

Final

Memphis 59

(11-4, 1-0 C-USA)

Southern Miss 57

(9-6, 0-2 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, January 9, 2010

    Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    MEM 41 1859
    USM 26 3157

    Top Performers

    Memphis: E. Williams 33 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Southern Miss: M. Bolden 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

    Memphis 59, Southern Miss. 57

    Associated Press

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Willie Kemp made a pair of clutch free throws with 5.2 seconds left to propel Memphis to a 59-57 win over Southern Mississippi on Saturday night.

    Elliot Williams scored 33 points, making 11 of 19 shots from the field and 8 of 12 from the 3-point line to lead Memphis (11-4, 1-0 Conference USA).

    Southern Miss (9-6, 0-2) climbed back from a 41-26 halftime deficit to make the game close in the waning minutes, but Kemp's free throws sealed the win for the Tigers.

    A futile 3-point shot by Southern Miss' Gary Flowers never left his hand in time as the final second ticked off the clock.

    Maurice Bolden led Southern Miss with 13 points.

    The win was the 62nd straight Conference USA victory for Memphis, which hasn't lost a regular season or conference tournament game since a 80-74 defeat to Alabama-Birmingham on March 2, 2006.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MEM
    USM
    Points 59 57
    FG Made-Attempted 18-45 (.400) 19-48 (.396)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-29 (.345) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-18 (.722) 13-21 (.619)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 1

    2009-10 Season

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