Rice falls to Southern Miss

Published On: Jan 09 2013 11:15:50 PM CST

HOUSTON -

 Daveon Boardingham scored 16 points and Michael Craig added 15 points and eight rebounds off the bench as hot-shooting Southern Miss defeated Rice 75-52 on Wednesday night.
   Dwayne Davis and Jerrold Brooks had 11 points each for the Eagles (12-4, 1-0 Conference USA), who shot 69.6 percent (32 of 46) from the floor.
   Austin Ramljak scored 14 points and Tamir Jackson 13 for the Owls (3-11, 0-1).
   Southern Miss scored the contest's first seven points and never trailed. Rice was still within shouting distance, trailing 38-27 early in the second half, but a scoreless stretch of 4:48 by the Owls ended the competitive phase of the game.
   Southern Miss outrebounded Rice 32-16 and enjoyed a 46-20 scoring advantage in the paint.

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