Scores

Final

Rice 50

(8-16, 1-9 C-USA)

Southern Miss 66

(15-9, 5-5 C-USA)

    5:00 PM ET, February 13, 2010

    Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    RICE 27 2350
    USM 30 3666

    Top Performers

    Rice: L. Ghoram 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Blk

    Southern Miss: G. Flowers 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Southern Miss. 66, Rice 50

    Associated Press

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Gary Flowers scored 20 points and Angelo Johnson added 12 more, leading Southern Miss in a 66-50 win over Rice on Saturday.

    Flowers was a perfect 6-for-6 from the foul line for the Golden Eagles, who finished 27-for-33 (81.8 percent). The Owls were just 13-for-23 at the charity stripe (56.5 percent).

    Southern Miss (15-9, 5-5 Conference USA) led by three at the break and 38-34 just over 6 minutes into the second half, but went on a game-deciding run from that juncture. The Golden Eagles hit six straight free throws followed by a 3-pointer from Maurice Bolden during a 16-6 run, taking a 54-40 lead they wouldn't relinquish.

    Lawrence Ghoram paced the Owls (8-16, 1-9) with 13 points and Lucas Kuipers added 12.

    The Golden Eagles have won five of their last six games, while the Owls have lost three of four.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RICE
    USM
    Points 50 66
    FG Made-Attempted 17-41 (.415) 18-45 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-14 (.214) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-23 (.565) 27-33 (.818)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

    2009-10 Season

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