No. 8-Seeded Charleston Southern (19-12) Faces No.1-Seeded Southern Miss (25-9) in First Round

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NIT 1st Round



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #8 Charleston Southern 32 39 71 +12.5
  #1 Southern Miss 36 42 78 -12.5
Wed, Mar 20 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

Reed Green Coliseum
Hattiesburg, MS
Attendance: 5,018
TV: ESPN3.com

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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.
  • The Charleston Southern blocks leader (Allie Fullah, 43 blocks) has more blocks than the Southern Miss blocks leader (Daveon Boardingham, 38 blocks).
  • The Charleston Southern three-point leader (Saah Nimley, 70 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Southern Miss three-point leader (Jerrold Brooks, 61 three-pointers).
CSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Saah Nimley 33 16 5 5 1 0 3
C+ Arlon Harper 28 15 4 2 2 0 2
C Mathiang Muo 30 11 5 1 1 0 1
C Jeremy Sexton 29 10 3 1 1 0 2
C- Cedrick Bowen 19 8 4 1 1 0 1
C- Paul Gombwer 24 5 6 1 1 0 2
D+ Allie Fullah 17 4 4 0 1 1 1
D S. Strickland 13 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Malcolm Bernard 9 2 2 0 1 0 1
D Greg Dorleus 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Matt Kennedy 8 2 2 1 0 0 0
D Joe Williams 6 3 1 0 0 1 0
D- Mitchell Deter 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
USM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dwayne Davis 29 15 5 3 1 0 3
B- Jonathan Mills 28 9 7 1 1 0 2
B- Neil Watson 32 10 3 5 2 0 3
B- Jerrold Brooks 30 11 2 2 1 0 1
C+ Michael Craig 20 9 5 2 2 0 2
C+ D. Boardingham 20 8 4 0 1 1 1
C Rashard McGill 19 5 3 1 1 0 1
C- Norville Carey 12 5 2 0 1 0 1
C- Cedric Jenkins 14 5 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Deon Edwin 10 2 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Jamie Chapman 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ C. Robbins 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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#23 Ty`Quan Biting Fr F/C 6-8 185
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