Friday, November 22, 2013

Eagles rally against South Alabama, win 66-59

Southern Miss got a (another) huge road win over a pretty solid South Alabama team tonight in Mobile. The Jags at one point had a double digit lead in the 2nd half but the Eagles finished the game on a 26-6 run to take the 66-59 road win. The Golden Eagles did a good job of containing the South Alabama's guards and played very well in the zone defense late in the game as the Jaguars only scored 11 points in the last 8 minutes of the game.

Overall, this was a great come-from-behind win (another double-digit comeback for USM this year) but I wish we could start out just a little bit better during the beginning of the game. That being said, I will take a 4-0 record with 3 of those wins being road wins. USM finishes up the NABC Classic with a game against Houston Baptist tomorrow in Mobile.

Other notes from around C-USA and College Basketball

C-USA got 2 wins in early-season tournaments today. Charlotte beat Northeastern in the semi-finals of the Puerto Rico tip-off classic. They will play Michigan in the finals, and while they will likely lose, it is impressive that they will be in the title game of one of the top early-season CBB tournaments. Also UAB rebounded from yesterday's loss to New Mexico with a win over Nebraska. The Blazers will host UNC in a few weeks which will be a pretty good measuring point for their team this year. 

Morehead State (another OOC opponent for USM this year) kept it close at UCLA for most of the game but the Bruins pulled away late for an 11 point win in Los Angeles. 

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