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Horton leads Southern Miss over Spring Hill 90-57

Nov 29, 2009 - 4:13 AM HATTIESBURG, Miss.(AP) -- R.L. Horton scored all 19 of his points in the first half and Southern Mississippi defeated Spring Hill 90-57 on Saturday night.

Southern Miss, 5-0 for the first time since the 2006-07 season, used an obvious size advantage and 38 points from its bench to beat its third NAIA opponent of the season and post its largest margin of victory.

Horton's 19 first-half points helped Southern Miss to a 51-28 halftime lead, which the Golden Eagles increased to a 32-point margin by the eight-minute mark in the second half.

The Golden Eagles outrebounded Spring Hill 49-26, blocked seven shots and forced 18 turnovers.

Buchi Awaji added 13 points for Southern Miss.

Marcus Coleman led the Badgers, who came in averaging 74.3 points per game, with 20 points.

Southern Miss holds a 48-17 advantage over Spring Hill and has won the last 16 meetings.






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    Spring Hill 57, Southern Mississippi 90  FinalNov 29 9:05 AM


  • **CONFIRMED**
    NCAAB
    SPRING HILL 57
    SOUTHERN MISS 90 FINAL

    Nov 28 10:48 PM


  • NCAA BB
    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    SPRING HILL 28 29 57
    SOUTHERN MISS 51 39 90 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: SPRING HILL - MARCUS COLEMAN 20, ANTONIO BURCH 14,
    NICK BROWN 10
    SOUTHERN MISS - R.L. HORTON 19, BUCHI AWAJI 13, TWO
    PLAYERS WITH 10

    Nov 28 10:12 PM


  • NCAA BB
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
    --- --- -----
    SPRING HILL 28 28
    SOUTHERN MISS 51 51 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    SPRING HILL - MARCUS COLEMAN 17, NICK BROWN 6,
    ANTONIO BURCH 3
    SOUTHERN MISS - R.L. HORTON 19, BUCHI AWAJI 11,
    ANGELO JOHNSON 6

    Nov 28 9:12 PM