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Southern Miss blasts Marshall, 101-51

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — LaDavious Draine had 18 points and Southern Mississippi opened the game with a 31-6 run and never looked back, nearly doubling up Marshall 101-51 on Saturday.
The Golden Eagles made 86 percent of their shots in the opening blitz and outrebounded Marshall 13-2 over the first 9 minutes. The numbers remained lopsided with Southern Miss hitting 65 percent from the field and Marshall making 25 percent, Southern Miss nailed 48 percent of its 3-pointers while Marshall was 7 of 35 (20 percent) from distance. Southern Miss dished out 30 assists to Marshall’s six.
Draine had four 3-pointers for the Golden Eagles (12-9, 4-5 Conference USA). Kevin Holland also made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points. Two players reached double digits in assists — Tyree Griffin with 15 and Cortez Edwards with 10.
Three players — C.J. Burks, Jon Elmore and Darius George — scored 11 points for Marshall (12-9, 5-3). No one else scored more than four.
Marshall committed only 10 fouls.
Marshall box
SOUTHERN MISS. 101, MARSHALL 51
MARSHALL (12-9)
Williams 1-6 1-2 4, Elmore 4-10 1-2 11, West 1-7 1-1 3, Burks 3-10 4-4 11, Kinsey 2-7 0-1 4, Beyers 0-2 0-0 0, Thieneman 0-3 4-4 4, George 3-7 2-2 11, Sustic 0-2 0-0 0, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0, Murphy 0-3 0-1 0, R.Watson 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 15-60 14-19 51.
SOUTHERN MISS. (12-9)
Rowe 5-7 0-0 11, Harper-Baker 7-9 1-2 15, Edwards 6-6 2-2 15, Griffin 3-9 1-2 9, Holland 6-9 0-0 16, Stevenson 2-3 0-0 4, Jacdonmi 1-1 0-0 2, Draine 7-10 0-0 18, Daniel 0-0 0-0 0, G.Watson 2-5 0-0 5, Magee 2-4 0-0 4, Hampton 1-2 0-0 2, Clark 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-65 4-6 101.
Halftime—Southern Miss. 48-31. 3-Point Goals—Marshall 7-35 (George 3-5, Elmore 2-7, Williams 1-4, Burks 1-5, Beyers 0-1, Thomas 0-1, Thieneman 0-2, Murphy 0-2, Kinsey 0-2, West 0-6), Southern Miss. 13-27 (Draine 4-6, Holland 4-6, Griffin 2-5, Edwards 1-1, Rowe 1-3, G.Watson 1-3, Harper-Baker 0-1, Magee 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Marshall 21 (Sustic, Kinsey 4), Southern Miss. 43 (Harper-Baker 14). Assists—Marshall 6 (Elmore 2), Southern Miss. 30 (Griffin 15). Total Fouls—Marshall 10, Southern Miss. 20. A—3,316 (8,095).