Southern Miss falls to Tulane

Published 10:10 am Wednesday, December 23, 2015

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Southern Miss men’s basketball team suffered through bouts of cold shooting, falling to Tulane 59-40 Tuesday in Delvin Fieldhouse.

Southern Miss drops to 2-8 overall while Tulane improved to 7-6.

“I thought our guys gave good effort tonight,” head coach Doc Sadler said. “We have to figure out a way to score the ball. Defensively, we did a good job, we held team to 59 points. We just have to figure some things out offensively.”

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Eddie Davis III led the way for the Golden Eagles with 12 points. Kourtlin Jackson had a team-best five rebounds.

Southern Miss opened the game scoring the first two points before Tulane used a 7-0 run in taking a 7-2 lead. The Golden Eagles answered back with a 6-0 run in regaining an 8-7 lead. The Green Wave added a pair of free throws before Price got free for a layup to put the Black and Gold up 10-9.

The Green Wave added a bucket and followed with a three in putting the home team ahead 14-10. Southern Miss went scoreless over a 4:22 span before Davis hit a three to cut the lead to 16-13. Tulane then ran off eight unanswered points in taking a 23-13 lead. Both teams went almost two minutes with a basket before Tulane scored on back-to-back threes for a 28-13 lead.

Edwards ended the Golden Eagle drought with a three in cutting the lead to 28-16 at the 5:14 mark. Tulane closed out the final five minutes outscoring Southern Miss 9-2 for a 37-19 halftime lead.

Malik Morgan led the Green Wave with 15 points with Cameron Reynolds chipping in 10. Dylan Osetkowski pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.

Southern Miss will take some time off for the Christmas Holiday and return to action on Dec. 29 against Southeastern Oklahoma State with a tip time of 7 p.m.