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Southern Miss Golden Eagles (9-20)


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@ ODU
L 38-64
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@ Char
L 43-71
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vs. UTSA
W 70-66
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vs. UTEP
W 63-60
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SouMis 61 - 72 LaTech
Final
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Louisiana Tech beats Southern Miss 72-61

RUSTON, La. (AP) Raheem Appleby and Michale Kyser combined for 42 points as Louisiana Tech beat Southern Miss 72-61 and clinched the Conference USA regular season crown on Thursday night.

Appleby had 23 points and Kyser scored nine of his 19 points in the final 8:34 of the second half, finishing with 14 boards. The Bulldogs (24-7, 15-3) claimed their first outright championship title since 1999 and will enter the Conference USA tournament as the No. 1 seed.

Appleby hit two from distance and Xavian Stapleton slammed down two dunks in a 10-0 run that gave Louisiana Tech a 16 point lead with 13:21 left to play. The Golden Eagles (9-20, 4-14) closed to 59-49 with 5:09 remaining but then gave up 11 straight points, ending any hopes for a comeback.

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Leaders
Points: C. Armelin16.0
Rebounds: M. Bingaya5.7
Assists: M. Bingaya2.1
FG%: C. Armelin47.2%
FT%: M. Bingaya68.5%
3P%: C. Armelin36.1%
Steals: M. Bingaya1.3
Blocks: N. Carey1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky30-0
2 Virginia28-1
3 Duke27-3
4 Villanova28-2
5 Arizona26-3
6 Wisconsin26-3
7 Gonzaga29-2
8 Wichita State27-3
9 Kansas24-6
10 Maryland25-5
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky30-0
2 Virginia28-1
3 Duke27-3
4 Villanova28-2
5 Wisconsin26-3
6 Arizona26-3
7 Gonzaga29-2
8 Wichita State27-3
9 Maryland25-5
10 Kansas24-6
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Conference USA Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Louisiana Tech 15-3 24-7
Old Dominion 12-5 23-6
UTEP 12-5 20-9
Western Kentucky 12-5 19-10
UAB 12-5 16-14
Middle Tennessee 8-9 15-15
North Texas 8-9 14-15
Rice 8-9 11-18
FIU 7-10 14-16
UTSA 7-10 13-15
Marshall 7-10 11-19
Charlotte 6-11 13-17
Southern Miss 4-14 9-20
Florida Atlantic 2-15 9-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 60.0 (331)
Rebounds: 8.4 (323)
Assists: 12.1 (224)
FG%: 42.9% (208)
FT%: 62.5% (341)
3P%: 33.0% (232)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 68.1 (228)
Rebounds: 21.1 (330)
Assists: 14.0 (307)
FG%: 45.6% (304)
FT%: 68.3% (143)
3P%: 36.4% (288)
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