Conference USA Conference Tournament - Southern Miss Downs Texas El Paso 64-56 - Match Report
Southern Miss grabbed a 64-56 win over Texas El Paso on Thursday, behind an 18-point effort from Aaron Brown at Don Haskins Center.
Southern Miss won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2.5-point spread as favorites.
Southern Miss got 12 points from Michael Craig and another 9 points from Daveon Boardingham. Jerrold Brooks contributed 3 assists, while Michael Craig cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Texas El Paso got 16 points from Julian Washburn in a losing cause and another 14 points from Vince Hunter. C.J. Cooper contributed 2 assists for them, while John Bohannon had 8 rebounds.
Southern Miss hit the break leading 28-24 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Southern Miss as they grabbed 45 boards, while Texas El Paso only had 28.