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Conference USA Tournament - Southern Miss Golden Eagles face Texas El Paso Miners: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Southern Miss Golden EaglesTexas El Paso Miners
26-5March 13, 2014, 08:00 | Don Haskins Center23-9

Southern Miss travels to Texas El Paso on Thursday, hoping to boost its 26-5 record with a victory over the Miners.

Texas El Paso will face the 26-5 Golden Eagles, who own a 19-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Miners are 10-16 on the OU so far this season while the Golden Eagles are 14-13.View Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Miners at No. 111 and the Golden Eagles at No. 25 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Southern Miss was a 68-51 winner on the road against Tulane. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. Aaron Brown scored 14 points leading the Golden Eagles to a 68-51 victory over Tulane at Devlin Fieldhouse on Thursday.

Texas El Paso was a 77-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against East Carolina. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Julian Washburn scored 20 points leading the Miners to a 77-68 victory over East Carolina at Don Haskins Center on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Eagles is ranked No. 118 in NCAA hoops at 35.48 per game. Contrast that with Texas El Paso’s No. 71 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas El Paso is the No. 239-ranked team in the country at 4.53 per game, while Southern Miss rates No. 185 at 5.45 per game.