W.BBall Closes Non-Conference at Southern Miss (W 61-44)

(Patrick) #1

Another solid team. Would be good to go into the new year with a two game win streak though.

Southern Miss enters Sunday’s contest with an 8-4 overall record and a 7-2 mark when playing at home. The Golden Eagles have won three of their last four contests including two straight against Blue Mountain College (84-38) and Southeastern Louisiana (59-52).
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Southern Miss averages 65.7 points per game on 46.5 percent shooting from the field and 31.1 percent from beyond the 3-point line. Individually, the Golden Eagles are led by Megan Brown, who averages 11.0 points per game. Shonte Hailes and Kelsey Jones also average double-figures with 10.1 points per game each. Defensively, Southern Miss allows opponents to score 57.1 points per game on 38.3 percent shooting and 30.0 percent from beyond the arc.
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On the glass this season, the Golden Eagles outrebound their opponents by 10.4 per game at 38.8-28.4. Jones leads a balanced effort with 5.9 rebounds per game, while Brown pulls down 5.2 per game and Hailes averages 4.8.

(Patrick) #2

(Patrick) #3

Big win! Women are starting to round into shape for conference play.

Freaking UCONN up next at Fertitta before the men’s game.

(shharper01) #4

UConn is fun to watch. Glad we got this win!

(Patrick) #5


* The 44 points allowed by the Cougars is a season best, topping their previous low mark of 56 allowed at George Mason on Dec. 21.
* Playing in front of a bevy of friends and family, Mississippi product Octavia Barnes matched a career-high with four assists.
* Houston held a 30-24 advantage on points in the paint.
* The Cougars won the bench scoring battle 23-14.
* With 15 points in the contest, junior guard Jasmyne Harris now has 1,179 in her career, moving her into 15th all-time at Houston and passing Roxana Button (1,169; 2008-12).
* Harris connected on three 3-pointers in the game, moving her into a tie for fourth all-time at Houston and matching teammate Angela Harris’ 159.
* Harris picked up three assists in the game, giving her 229 in her career. Harris passed Jennifer Jones (226; 1994-98) and Brittney Scott (228; 2007-11) to move to 18th all-time at Houston with the effort.

(Patrick) #6