Gophers face Southern Mississippi for a trip to New York and to extend the season.

The home careers of Austin Hollins, Maverick Ahanmisi, and Malik Smith will come to an end Tuesday night against Southern Mississippi. Unlike senior day, when the finality was hopeful, this will really be the end, win or loss. If the Gophers win, they'll head to the N.I.T. Final Four for the second time in three seasons, and will earn the trip to New York City on their home floor...
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March 24, 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.
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.
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cinderella Series: Southern Miss Golden Eagles

At one time, Conference USA was a place to find a decent brand of college basketball, and this season the Southern Miss Golden Eagles are doing their level best to carry on that tradition. There is a lot to be said about Southern Miss and its chances to pull an upset or two in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. After losing last year’s C-USA title game to Memphis, the Golden Eagles...
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March 06, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
February 10, 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...
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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...
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss overwhelms St Catharine 96-60

Daveon Boardingham scored 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting and Matt Bingaya added 17 as Southern Mississippi rolled past Division-III St. Catherine 96-60 Saturday night. The Golden Eagles (9-1) held a 20-18 lead midway through the first half, but surged ahead with an 11-0 run capped by a layup and dunk from Boardingham. Two more Boardingham dunks put Southern Miss up 43-29 at halftime...
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December 14, 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...
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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

Chapman Growing Into His Role

The Golden Eagles are back at practice and working hard preparing for the beginning of the season with a lot of expectations. Today we take a look at one of the Eagles who is growing into his role with the team, Jamie Chapman, sophomore guard. He talked with after practice.
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Carey Looks For Expanded Role

The Golden Eagles went through a short practice Friday afternoon as they continue to gear up for the season ahead. Norville Carey took a few minutes after practice to update us on his off-season and his expected role this season.
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Miss. 70, UCF 62

Dwayne Davis scored 34 points, Rashard McGill added 10 and Southern Mississippi beat Central Florida 70-62 on Saturday night. Davis was coming off a career-high 35 points against Marshall earlier in the week, and had another spectacular performance on Saturday, shooting 9 of 15 from the field and 12 of 12 on free throws. His 3-pointer with 2:11 remaining stopped a final Central...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

"Team First" Mentality Keeps Eagles Grounded

The Golden Eagles had a few days off before gearing back up today in an afternoon work-out. With no mid-week game, Southern Miss has some time to sharpen up and work on a few of the little things as they head toward a big weekend road test at UAB. Cedric Jenkins took a few minutes after practice to talk with us about the team's mindset and his own performance this season.
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Miss. 74, UAB 59

Cedric Jenkins led Southern Mississippi with 13 points in just 16 minutes of action as the Golden Eagles defeated Alabama-Birmingham 74-59 Saturday in Conference USA play for their seventh straight win. Dwayne Davis added 12 points to go with seven rebounds, Neil Watson added 11 points and Jonathan Mills chipped in 10. UAB (8-10, 0-3) led 18-11 midway through the first half before...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Miss. 135, Dillard 41

Daveon Boardingham and Cedric Jenkins scored 22 points each and Southern Mississippi scored the first 12 points of the game and cruised to a 135-41 victory over Dillard on Thursday night. The 135 points were the most ever for the Golden Eagles (11-4), surpassing the 133 they scored against Virginia Tech in 1988. The Golden Eagles have won five of their past six games. Also in double...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Miss. 89, William Carey 59

Jonathan Mills scored 19 points with 11 rebounds and Cedric Jenkins added a career-high 17 points as Southern Mississippi cruised to an 89-59 win over William Carey, its crosstown NAIA opponent, on Monday. Mills shot 8 of 10 from the field while Jenkins was 5 of 7, hitting 3 of 4 3-pointers. Neil Watson, who added 12 points, had eight of the Golden Eagles' 23 steals, both marks...
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December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Southern Miss. 94, Morehead St. 58

Jerrold Brooks and Rashard McGill each scored 18 points, and Neil Watson finished with a double-double, 14 points and 11 assists, to help Southern Mississippi blow out Morehead State 94-58 Friday night. Daveon Boardingham chipped in 13 points and Norville Carey came off the bench and added 12 points and three steals for the Golden Eagles (9-4). Southern Miss scored the game'...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Southern Miss. 61, Denver 50

Dwayne Davis led Southern Mississippi with 22 points as the Golden Eagles picked up a 61-50 victory over Denver Tuesday night in a nonconference matchup. Davis was backed by Jerrold Brooks, who had 12 points, and Michael Craig, who chipped in seven points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals for Southern Mississippi (6-0). The win was the Golden Eagles' 17th consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Southern Miss. 67, W. Kentucky 64

Four free throws by Deon Edwin gave Southern Mississippi a definitive lead in overtime and the Golden Eagles made four of six free throws in the waning seconds to take a 67-64 win from Western Kentucky in each team's season opener. In overtime, Western Kentucky jumped ahead on Kevin Kaspar's 3-pointer. Norville Carey cut the lead to 61-59 with a free throw, setting up Edwin...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Instant Impact

Jerrold Brooks is one of many new faces who will be taking the court for the Eagles this season. The transfer guard looks to provide an immediate lift for the Golden Eagles as they seek to replace several back court seniors from a year ago. Brooks talked about his role and start to the season at media day with
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

USC adds experience with Page

LaShay Page, who is transferring from Southern Mississippi, visited South Carolina Thursday and Friday and gave a verbal pledge to first-year coach Frank Martin.
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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