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@ NorTx 
W 74-54
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@ UTSA 
W 61-51
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vs. ECU 
W 77-68
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vs. SouMis 
L 56-64
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vs. Fres 
L 56-61
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Southern Mississippi beats UTEP 64-56

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Aaron Brown scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half and Michael Craig added 12 as Southern Mississippi advanced to the Conference USA tournament with a 64-56 victory over UTEP on Thursday night.

Craig also grabbed 12 rebounds and the No. 4 seeded Golden Eagles (27-5) out-rebounded UTEP 45-28, including 20-7 offensive boards.

Southern Miss opened with a 10-4 run capped by back-to-back dunks by Craig, but No. 5 seeded UTEP pulled ahead 24-22 on free throws by Jake Flaggert. Southern Miss led 28-24 at halftime after consecutive layups by Chip Armelin. Neither team hit a 3-pointer in the half on nine attempts each.

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Leaders
Points: J. Washburn13.1
Rebounds: J. Bohannon8.3
Assists: C. Cooper3.0
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: J. Bohannon67.3%
3P%: C. Cooper33.3%
Steals: J. Washburn1.0
Blocks: J. Bohannon1.7
Conference USA Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Southern Miss 13-3 29-7
Louisiana Tech 13-3 29-8
Middle Tennessee 13-3 24-9
Tulsa 13-3 21-13
UTEP 12-4 23-11
Old Dominion 9-7 18-18
Tulane 8-8 17-17
UAB 7-9 18-13
Charlotte 7-9 17-14
FIU 7-9 15-16
North Texas 6-10 16-16
East Carolina 5-11 17-17
Florida Atlantic 5-11 10-22
Marshall 4-12 11-22
UTSA 4-12 8-22
Rice 2-14 7-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 69.0 (231)
Rebounds: 10.2 (236)
Assists: 13.5 (110)
FG%: 46.5% (59)
FT%: 68.4% (231)
3P%: 33.0% (243)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 63.3 (34)
Rebounds: 26.0 (36)
Assists: 11.0 (62)
FG%: 38.2% (6)
FT%: 66.1% (20)
3P%: 29.5% (9)
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Florida36-3
2 Wichita State35-1
3 Virginia30-7
4 Arizona33-5
5 Louisville31-6
6 Villanova29-5
7 Michigan28-9
8 Duke26-9
9 Iowa State28-8
10 Kansas25-10
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Connecticut32-8
2 Kentucky29-11
3 Florida36-3
4 Wisconsin30-8
5 Arizona33-5
6 Michigan28-9
7 Wichita State35-1
8 Michigan State29-9
9 Louisville31-6
10 Virginia30-7
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