Men's Basketball Falls To Southern Mississippi, 72-64
Jan 8, 2003
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Jasper Johnson scored a season-high 22 points and Southern Mississippi used 19-2 run early in the second half to defeat TCU 72-64 on Wednesday.
Johnson had 18 points in the second half and Charles Gaines added 15 points and a season-high 17 rebounds for the Golden Eagles (8-4, 1-0 Conference USA).
Junior Blount scored 21 points to lead the Horned Frogs (6-6, 0-1), who were held to their lowest point total of the season.
The game was tied 31-31 less than 3 minutes into the second half when Southern Miss picked it up on defense and found its shooting touch from 3-point range.
The 5 minute spurt put the Golden Eagles up 50-33 with 12:23 left in the game. Southern Miss connected on four consecutive 3-point baskets during the run, three by Johnson.
Southern Miss opened the game with a 10-0 run. The Horned Frogs didn't hit a field goal until 14:14 of the first half.
But TCU finished the half with a 19-6 to tie the score at 25 at the half.
David Haywood had 13 points for Southern Miss.
Both teams shot 39 percent.