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Southern Miss advances to semifinals, 58-44

Mar 11, 2010 - 11:31 PM TULSA, Okla.(AP) -- Angelo Johnson scored 17 points and No. 6 seed Southern Mississippi defeated third-seeded UAB 58-44 Thursday, the second upset in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament.

Gary Flowers scored 14 points and R.L. Horton had 12 for the Golden Eagles (20-12), who will play No. 7 seed Houston in the semifinals Friday. Houston knocked off No. 2 seed Memphis earlier in the day.

Jamarr Sanders scored 10 points to lead the Blazers (23-8), who fell behind 16-2 in the first five minutes and never recovered.

UAB, which was ranked in the Top 25 earlier this season, shot only 39.1 percent from the field and made only 4-of-15 free throws.

Southern Miss was worse from the field, shooting 33.3 percent, but hit 25-of-30 free throws.








  • CONFERENCE USA TOURNAMENT
    AT TULSA, OK
    NCAA BB FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    SOUTHERN MISS 32 26 58
    UAB 17 27 44 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: SOUTHERN MISS - ANGELO JOHNSON 17, GARY FLOWERS 14,
    R.L. HORTON 12
    UAB - JAMARR SANDERS 10, AARON JOHNSON 8, TWO
    PLAYERS WITH 7

    Mar 11 5:46 PM


  • CONFERENCE USA TOURNAMENT
    AT TULSA, OK
    NCAA BB SOUTHERN MISS 32
    UAB 17 HALFTIME

    Mar 11 4:36 PM
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    Southern Mississippi 32, Alabama-Birmingham 17  HalfMar 11 4:36 PM