Scores

Final

Southern Miss 74

(14-2, 1-0 C-USA)

North Texas 64

(9-6, 0-1 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, January 9, 2014

    UNT Coliseum, Denton, Texas

    1 2 T
    USM 39 3574
    UNT 25 3964

    Top Performers

    Southern Miss: M. Craig 21 Pts, 7 Reb

    North Texas: J. Williams 17 Pts, 4 Reb

    Southern Mississippi tops North Texas 74-64

    Associated Press

    DENTON, Texas -- Michael Craig scored 21 points and was 7 of 7 from the free-throw line Thursday night as Southern Miss beat North Texas 74-64 in the Conference USA opener for both teams.

    Southern Miss (14-2) jumped to a 10-2 lead and never trailed, taking a 39-25 lead into halftime by outshooting North Texas (9-6) 63.6 percent to 34.8 percent. Craig scored 11 points in the half on 4-of-7 shooting from the field.

    North Texas closed to within three points with 10:34 to play in the second half on a layup by Vertrail Vaughns, but Southern Miss scored 11 unanswered points to remain in control and snap a four-game winning streak for the Mean Green.

    Daveon Boardingham scored 11 points for the Golden Eagles, including 7 of 7 free throws, and Deonte Houston added 10 points.

    Jordan Williams led the Mean Green with 17 points and Maurice Aniefiok finished with 12.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USM
    UNT
    Points 74 64
    FG Made-Attempted 21-45 (.467) 24-57 (.421)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 28-33 (.848) 12-22 (.545)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 25 (0/0)

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