Recap - Southern Miss Defeats UAB 79-75

Recap - Southern Miss Defeats UAB 79-75

Southern Miss grabbed a 79-75 win over UAB on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Neil Watson at Bartow Arena.

Southern Miss did not, however, defeat UAB against the spread, which closed at 4.5 at most sportsbooks.

Southern Miss got 16 points from Jerrold Brooks and another 16 points from Michael Craig. Neil Watson contributed 4 assists, while Michael Craig cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

UAB got a 17-point performance from Jordan Swing, who was supported by 15 points from Quincy Taylor. Quincy Taylor had 5 assists in a losing cause for UAB, while Fahro Alihodzic grabbed 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Southern Miss were victorious, as the score was 41-33 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Southern Miss as they grabbed 30 boards, while UAB only had 22.