No. 8-seeded Charleston Southern squares off against No. 1-seeded Southern Miss in the first round of the NIT at Reed Green Coliseum on Wednesday. It starts at 9:15 p.m. ET and you can catch it on ESPN3.com.
In spite of 18 points and five rebounds from Saah Nimley, the Buccaneers came up short 87-76 against Liberty on Mar. 10. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 15.7 points per game and 5.0 assists per game. For the Golden Eagles, Jonathan Mills put up 15 points and 17 rebounds in the 91-79 loss to Memphis on Mar. 16. He is averaging 9.2 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 7.8 per game. Southern Miss will hope to exploit their strengths, which include: offensive rebounding percentage at 40.4 and effective field goal percentage at 54.4.
StatSmack! Charleston Southern is better than Southern Miss
The Charleston Southern steals leader (Arlon Harper, 60 steals) has more steals than the Southern Miss steals leader (Neil Watson, 51 steals).
You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Charleston Southern currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (944 to 922) than Southern Miss, per the NCAA.