Southern Miss Defeats Texas El Paso 45-39 - Recap

Jerrold Brooks scored 13 points leading Southern Miss to a 45-39 victory over Texas El Paso at Reed Green Coliseum on Wednesday.

Southern Miss did not, however, defeat Texas El Paso against the spread, which closed at 9 at most sportsbooks.

Southern Miss got 11 points from Neil Watson and another 8 points from Daveon Boardingham. Neil Watson contributed 3 assists, while Daveon Boardingham cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Texas El Paso got 12 points from McKenzie Moore in a losing cause and another 7 points from Jacques Streeter. McKenzie Moore contributed 3 assists for them, while McKenzie Moore had 11 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Texas El Paso were victorious, as the score was 22-16 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Southern Miss as they grabbed 36 boards, while Texas El Paso only had 33.