Scores

Final

East Carolina 53

(6-13, 0-5 C-USA)

Southern Miss 68

(11-8, 1-4 C-USA)

    5:00 PM ET, January 23, 2010

    Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    ECU 26 2753
    USM 28 4068

    Top Performers

    East Carolina: J. Abrams 18 Pts, 3 Reb

    Southern Miss: T. Pelham 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Southern Miss. 68, East Carolina 53

    Associated Press

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Gary Flowers, R.L. Horton and Torye Pelham chipped in 12 points each and Southern Mississippi defeated East Carolina 68-53 on Saturday.

    Flowers and Pelham headlined a physical Golden Eagles front court, which outscored the Pirates 42-20 in the paint and won the rebounding battle 34-21.

    Buchi Awaji and Sai'Quon Stone chipped in 10 points apiece for the Golden Eagles (11-8, 1-4 Conference USA), who won their first regular-season conference game since Feb. 17 when they defeated East Carolina 69-59.

    Southern Miss shot 48 percent (26 of 54) from the floor in the win, which snapped a two-game losing skid.

    Jamar Abrams led East Carolina (6-13, 0-5) with 18 points. The Pirates extended their losing streak to five games, and increased their Conference USA losing streak to 11 games. East Carolina has not won a league game since Feb. 15.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ECU
    USM
    Points 53 68
    FG Made-Attempted 20-42 (.476) 26-54 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 2-12 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 14-20 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 15

    2009-10 Season

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