Frogs Fall To Southern Miss. 81-68
Feb 23, 2002
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Elvin Mims had 32 points and 10 rebounds to lead Southern Mississippi Saturday night as the Golden Eagles held TCU to its lowest offensive output this season in an 81-68 victory.
Southern Miss (9-16, 3-10 Conference USA) made a 20-5 run midway through the second half to boost its lead to as much as 20 points. The Golden Eagles led by just six at the break.
TCU (14-14, 4-10) came into the game averaging 86 points per game, but the Horn Frogs had problems with USM's defense.
Brad Richardson made 1-of-2 free throws to put the Golden Eagles up 76-56 with 3:19 remaining.
The Golden Eagles played a second straight game without forward Mario Myles, whose sore knee again kept him out of action.
TCU opened the first half with a 7-0 run, but Southern Miss battled back with a run of its own, taking a 10-9 lead with 16:09 remaining. No team led by more than six points until the second half.
Southern Miss led 43-37 at the half. The Golden Eagles held TCU scoreless for over seven minutes in the second half.
Clement Carter scored 13 points and Pete Meneses had 11 points for Southern Miss.
Junior Blount led the Horned Frogs with 20 points. Marlon Dumont and Bingo Merriex scored 14 apiece for TCU.
Dumont had a game-high 14 rebounds.