East Carolina vs. Southern Miss: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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East Carolina vs. Southern Miss: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
East Carolina 69
(16-11, 5-7 away)
Southern Miss 88
(22-7, 12-1 home)
Venue: Reed Green Coliseum
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, March 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
East Carolina 31 38 69
Southern Miss 36 52 88
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
East Carolina M Kemp 23 M Kemp 8 M Paul 8
Southern Miss N Watson 26 J Mills 17 C Jenkins 6

Southern Miss easily got by East Carolina 88-69 in conference play on Saturday, Mar. 2. The first half was competitive, with Southern Miss holding a 36-31 lead, but then the game got out of hand in the second half. With the win, the Golden Eagles stay undefeated against East Carolina this season at 2-0. Jonathan Mills secured a double-double for the Golden Eagles with 15 points and 17 rebounds. Neil Watson was on fire from three-point range, going 7 for 7 to get to a season-high 26 points overall. For the Pirates, Maurice Kemp finished with a team-high 23 points and eight rebounds. Next up for Southern Miss (22-7, 11-3 C-USA) is Marshall (12-17, 5-9 C-USA) on Tuesday, Mar. 5 on the road.

Southern Miss Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 3:55 left to go.
  • The last time USM started the season 22-7 was 2000.
  • USM beat the spread by 7.5 points. That makes the 13th time this season the Golden Eagles have beaten the spread.
  • The Golden Eagles have won every game this season (6-0) after recording 88 or more total points.
  • Southern Miss has won every game this season (10-0) when its field goal percentage has been 52.7 percent or better.
  • Southern Miss has won 82 percent of the time this season (9-2) after committing 13 or fewer turnovers.
  • USM has won every game this season (8-0) when opponents record 23 or fewer rebounds.
  • USM has won 83 percent of the time this season (15-3) after holding an opponent to under 42.6 percent field goal percentage.
  • This season Southern Miss has won 80 percent of the time (8-2) when Dwayne Davis has 17 points or more and 86 percent of the time (6-1) when Jonathan Mills has six field goals made or more.
  • The Golden Eagles set a season high for three-point percentage (65.0).
  • The last time USM had a three-point percentage of 65.0 percent or higher was Dec 19, 2006 against Reinhardt.
  • USM set a season low for steals (two).
  • The Golden Eagles have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past 10 games.
  • This is the 12th game at home this season--USM has a 24.9 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Neil Watson recorded a team season high in three-pointers with seven.
  • Jonathan Mills tallied a team season high in rebounds with 17.
  • The top two scorers (Neil Watson and Dwayne Davis) accounted for 48.8 percent of the points.
  • Jonathan Mills accounted for 40.4 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Neil Watson has led the team in scoring in three out of 29 games this season.
  • Jonathan Mills has led the team in rebounding in 13 out of 29 games this season.
  • This marks the fourth 20-point game of Neil Watson's career.
  • Neil Watson had career highs with a 100 percent field goal percentage, seven three-pointers, and a 100 percent three-point percentage.
  • Jonathan Mills recorded the 12th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Jonathan Mills recorded a double-double. It was his third this season and seventh of his career.
  • Jonathan Mills had career highs with 17 rebounds and 11 defensive rebounds.

East Carolina Game Notes

  • Maurice Kemp accounted for 33.3 percent of the team's points.
  • Maurice Kemp accounted for 34.7 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Maurice Kemp has led the team in scoring 18 times and in rebounding eight times in 27 games this season.
  • This marks the 13th 20-point game of Maurice Kemp's career.
  • Akeem Richmond has five straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the seventh foul out of the season for Ty Armstrong.
ECU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Maurice Kemp342384104
AMiguel Paul391328001
BAkeem Richmond271513101
CRobert Sampson29650022
C-Ty Armstrong26530101
C-P. Roberts-Campbell31321111
C-M. Guilmette13410001
USM PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Jonathan Mills3315172113
ANeil Watson362611001
ADwayne Davis361794003
ACedric Jenkins16536000
ARashard McGill19535122
BD. Boardingham261231001
CJerrold Brooks26801001
-Norville Carey5030001

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