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Conference USA Tournament - Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Preview

Southern Miss Golden EaglesLouisiana Tech Bulldogs
27-5March 14, 2014, 06:30 | Don Haskins Center26-6

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs host Southern Miss on Friday, looking to build on their 26-6 mark against the 27-5 Golden Eagles in college hoops action at Don Haskins Center.

This season, the Bulldogs are 26-6 overall and 15-10 ATS, while the Golden Eagles are 27-5 and 20-9 ATS. As for the totals, Louisiana Tech boasts a 13-11-1 on the OU, and Southern Miss is 14-14.View Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulldogs at No. 4 and the Golden Eagles at No. 25 heading into this contest.

Southern Miss was a 64-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas El Paso. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Texas El Paso got 16 points from Julian Washburn but lost anyway, 64-56, to Southern Miss on Thursday at Don Haskins Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Louisiana Tech's No. 10-ranked scoring average of 81.47 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense rated No. 17 and allowing 62.16 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 45.86% to date this season, less than the Golden Eagles shooters have managed so far (46.31% per game).