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Southern Miss. 86, CS Monterey Bay 61

SEASIDE, Calif. -- Gary Flowers scored 21 points to boost Southern Mississippi to an 86-61 victory over Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday.

The Golden Eagles (6-1) led the whole way, pulling out to a 46-38 lead by halftime and holding onto a 25-point advantage, their largest of the game, for most of the final 2 1/2 minutes.

Josimar Ayarza chipped in with 18 points for the Golden Eagles.

Davion Berry led the Otters (4-3) with 17 points, including a game-high four 3-pointers. James Thomas Jr. added 12 points.

The Golden Eagles shot 46 percent from the floor while the Otters shot just 38 percent. Southern Miss also dominated on rebounds 42-25.