Scores

Final

Southern Miss 65

(14-5, 3-3 C-USA)

SMU 79

(11-8, 2-3 C-USA)

    3:00 PM ET, January 22, 2011

    Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas

    1 2 T
    USM 31 3465
    SMU 34 4579

    Top Performers

    Southern Miss: A. Johnson 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    SMU: P. Dia 23 Pts, 9 Reb, 5 Blk

    Papa Dia leads way as SMU tops Southern Mississippi

    Associated Press

    DALLAS -- Papa Dia went 10-for-10, scoring 23 points to pace SMU to a 79-65 victory over Southern Mississippi on Saturday.

    The Mustangs (11-8, 2/3 Conference USA) shot 69.8 percent (30 of 43) in the second-best shooting performance in school history.

    Robert Nyakundi scored 16 points, Collin Mangrum 15 and Rodney Clinkscales 12 for SMU, which broke a two-game losing streak and won for the ninth time in its last 11 home games.

    Angelo Johnson's 16 points led the Golden Eagles (14-5, 3-3), and Gary Flowers had 12.

    The Mustangs also made 12 of 18 3-pointers (66.7 percent), with Clinkscales hitting four and Mangrum and Nyakundi three each.

    Dia blocked four shots to pass 100 for his career at 102, and Jeremiah Samarrippas had a career-high nine assists.

    SMU led 59-52 with 6:09 left, then went on 9-0 run keyed by five points by Dia to seal the win.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USM
    SMU
    Points 65 79
    FG Made-Attempted 21-49 (.429) 30-43 (.698)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 12-18 (.667)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-18 (.889) 7-13 (.538)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 18

    2010-11 Season

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