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Game Preview: Gophers vs. Southern Miss

So the Gophers are still playing.  In all the NCAA gambling and brackets and game watching I kind of forgot about them, and didn't even realize they were playing St. Mary's until mid second half, and when I switched over I still paid more attention to the Wichita/Kentucky game I was streaming on the ipad.  I know, I'm a great blogger.  So they are still playing, and...
Via Down with Goldy
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss 71, Missouri 63

Neil Watson had 18 points and seven assists to help the Golden Eagles upset the host Tigers in the second round of the NIT. Aaron Brown added 16 points for third-seeded Southern Mississippi (29-6), which advances to the NIT quarterfinals at top-seeded Minnesota on Tuesday. Michael Craig added 12 points and 10 rebounds off the bench as the Golden Eagles outrebounded Missouri 34-29...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers knocked out of NIT in second round with 71-63 loss to Southern Mississippi

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Neil Watson scored 18 points and Aaron Brown added 16 to help Southern Mississippi beat Missouri 71-63 in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament on Sunday. Southern Mississippi (29-6) has won eight of its past nine games and will play at No. 1 seed Minnesota on Tuesday for the right to go to the semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York City...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers knocked out of NIT in second round with 71-63 loss to Southern Mississippi

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Neil Watson scored 18 points and Aaron Brown added 16 to help Southern Mississippi beat Missouri 71-63 in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament on Sunday. Southern Mississippi (29-6) has won eight of its past nine games and will play at No. 1 seed Minnesota on Tuesday for the right to go to the semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York City...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss beats Missouri 71-63 in NIT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Neil Watson scored 18 points and Aaron Brown added 16 to help Southern Mississippi beat Missouri 71-63 in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament on Sunday.
Via FOXSports.com
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss tops Toledo 66-59 in NIT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Michael Craig scored 16 points, Neil Watson added 12 and Southern Mississippi rallied to beat Toledo 66-59 on Wednesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.
Via FOXSports.com
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss rallies to beat UTEP 77-68

Aaron Brown made five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 24 points in a 77-68 comeback win for Southern Miss over Texas-El Paso Saturday. Matt Bingaya also had a career high with 21 points as the Golden Eagles (23-5, 10-3 Conference USA) rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit to remain undefeated in 13 home games this season. UTEP (20-8, 10-3) led 47-41 with 15:38 left, but...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooks leads Golden Eagles past Charlotte after Watson injured

Last week’s narrow victory over Marshall taught Southern Miss a lesson. “Don’t come out like the game is going to be given to us,” senior guard Jerrold Brooks said. “It’s hard to win in the NCAA, period.” But when the Golden Eagles fell behind 9-2 against Charlotte on Sunday at Reed Green Coliseum, it appeared as though that lesson went unheeded. So when timeout...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Watson making a case as USM's best guard ever

Before Neil Watson hit the game-winning shot against Marshall Friday night, he'd already put together a stellar career at Southern Miss. He is now putting himself among the best guards to ever suit up for the Golden Eagles. Watson's career averages of 11.3 points, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals don't grab your attention as outstanding numbers, but his impact on the program...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss tied for first place in C-USA

Southern Miss Golden Eagles opened the game against the Marshall Thundering Herd with a 3-2 lead, that would be their only lead until senior guard Neil Watson’s three-pointer with 2 seconds remaining, to take a 58-57 lead. After a failed possession and an intentional foul, the Golden Eagles added two more free throws to end the game. Southern Miss defeated the Thundering Herd in...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss snatches win over Marshall, 60-57

Neil Watson drilled a 3-pointer with three seconds left to play and Aaron Brown tacked on a pair of free throws a second later, allowing Southern Mississippi to snatch a 60-57 victory away from upset-minded Marshall Friday Night. Watson's trey gave the Golden Eagles their only lead of the second half and only their second lead of the game - a brief, 3-2 first-half lead. Marshall...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss piling up wins in revamped C-USA

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Southern Mississippi has been nearly flawless in Conference USA play, winning five of its first six games. Considering the weakened state of the league, that needs to continue if the Golden Eagles want to make the NCAA tournament for a second time in three seasons. Southern Miss (18-3, 5-1) is tied with Louisiana Tech at the...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss basketball on a roll

The Southern Miss men’s basketball team is off to a 18-3 start overall and a 5-1 start in conference play. Senior Neil Watson is leading the charge for the Golden Eagles hoops team, as he is averaging 12.7 points per game and shooting 44% from behind the three-point line. Watson has also made 31 consecutive free throws. Not too far behind Watson is senior Michael Craig, who has...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss races past East Carolina 60-46

Daveon Boardingham scored 15 points to push Southern Miss ahead of East Carolina 60-46 on Saturday night. East Carolina (11-9, 0-5 Conference USA) held a two-point lead midway through the second half, but a 16-1 run - sparked by two Boardingham dunks and capped by another - put the Golden Eagles up for good with 2:21 remaining. Southern Miss (18-3, 5-1) outscored East Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss downs Old Dominion 75-60

Neil Watson scored 28 points Thursday, including 6 of 7 from beyond the arc, and Southern Mississippi beat Conference USA leader Old Dominion 75-60 with a second-half surge. Jerrold Brooks scored 18 for Southern Miss (17-3, 4-1) and Michael Craig had 11. Old Dominion (9-10, 3-1) jumped to a 10-5 lead on a trey by Aaron Bacote, but Southern Miss tied it at 20 on a dunk by Craig...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2nd half powers Southern Miss past Drexel 66-49

Jeremiah Eason scored 10 points, seven during a key second half run, as Southern Miss beat Drexel 66-49 Friday night. Southern Miss led 31-28 at halftime, but Eason scored seven consecutive points to start the second half and Aaron Brown's 3-pointer capped the 10-0 run, for a 41-28 lead. Neil Watson had a run of his own minutes later scoring eight in a row, including back-to...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss defeats Rhode Island 77-64

Neil Watson and Michael Craig scored 14 points each as Southern Miss defeated Rhode Island 77-64 on Saturday. The Golden Eagles (12-2) broke open a tight game in the second half and closed on a 13-2 run with Aaron Brown adding 13 points and Jerrold Brooks 11. Craig's 14 points are a season high, and he added 11 rebounds. Rhode Island (7-6) was led by Xavier Munford and E.C...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Jackson, W Kentucky hold off Southern Miss 68-65

Trency Jackson scored a game-high 16 points, including a pair of free throws with 6 seconds to play, Wednesday night to lead Western Kentucky past Southern Miss 68-65. Southern Miss (9-2) made seven of its nine 3-point shots after halftime and Jerrold Brooks hit his fifth and final 3-pointer with 1:13 remaining to pull the Golden Eagles within three, 64-61. Following a WKU timeout...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Miss tops Georgia State 75-65 in overtime

Neil Watson scored 18 points, including the game-tying 3-pointer to force overtime, as Southern Mississippi defeated Georgia State 75-65 on Saturday. Southern Mississippi (8-1) led for most of the contest before Georgia State (3-6) took a 55-54 lead with 3:29 left. The Panthers went up 59-54 before Southern Mississippi erased the deficit in the final 56 seconds. Aaron Brown hit...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Miss defeats Morehead State 74-60

Neil Watson led four players in double digits, scoring 19 points with five assists as Southern Miss defeated Morehead State 74-60 on Wednesday night. Michael Craig scored 11 points and had nine rebounds, Chip Armelin had 10 points and Daveon Boardingham came off the bench to put up 12. The Golden Eagles (7-1) jumped to an 8-0 lead early in the first half and had a 39-25 advantage...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Louisville vs. Southern Miss: Gameday Preview

SOUTHERN MISS (6-0, 0-0)  Head Coach: Donnie Tyndall – 2nd Year @ at Southern Miss (Career HC Record: 147-95) Tyndall was HC at Morehead State when they defeated Louisville in the 2011 NCAA Tournament Southern Miss 2012-2013 Season: 27-10 (12-4, 2nd in C-USA) Lost to Memphis in double overtime of the C-USA Tournament Championship game Lost to Brigham Young in the Quarterfinals...
Via The Cardinal Connect
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Miss routs William Carey 99-54

Chip Armelin scored 16 points as Southern Miss had six players in double figures, scored 61 first-half points and routed William Carey 99-54 on Saturday and remained undefeated. Neil Watson made 4 of 5 from beyond the 3-point arc and scored 14 points for the Golden Eagles (6-0). Matt Bingaya also had 14 points, Michael Craig had 12, Daveon Boardingham had 11 and Aaron Brown had...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Miss holds off Houston Baptist 67-62

Daveon Boardingham and Neil Watson scored 15 points each to lead Southern Miss to a 67-62 win over Houston Baptist in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday. The Golden Eagles (5-0) trailed by as much as 10 points in the first half but took the lead midway through the second half on a Jerrold Brooks 3-pointer and didn't let it slip away. Michael Craig and Deonte Houston were...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Mississippi rallies past S. Alabama 66-59

Neil Watson and Aaron Brown combined for 34 points - 17 apiece - to lead undefeated Southern Mississippi past South Alabama 66-59 on Friday night. South Alabama (2-2) had been up by seven late in the game until Brown hit a layup and a three-point play to cut the gap to 53-51 with 6:28 left. The lead went back-and-forth until Watson hit a pair of 3-pointers, the last one converted...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Miss holds off North Dakota St 70-69

Aaron Brown had 18 points to lead Southern Miss to a 70-69 victory over North Dakota State on Monday night. Neil Watson hit a 3-pointer with 1:29 to give Southern Miss (3-0) a 70-66 lead and all the points it would need to hang on for the win. The score was on tied five different occasions in the second half - including 65-65 with 3:44 to go - but Southern Miss never allowed North...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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