Southern Miss easily handles Grambling State

December 15, 2012

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Jonathan Mills and Michael Craig scored 17 points each, and Southern Miss rolled over Grambling State 93-45 on Saturday night, keeping the Tigers winless for the season.

Neil Watson had 15 points and Jerrald Brooks 12 for the Golden Eagles (7-3), who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Terry Rose led Grambling State (0-8) with 18 points. The Tigers have played all their games on the road.

Holding an 11-7 lead 3:48 into the game, the Golden Eagles scored 19 consecutive points and rolled to a 50-21 halftime advantage.

Southern Miss shot 59.6 percent from the field (34 of 57) to Grambling's 32.6 percent (15 of 46) and outscored the Tigers 18-6 from the foul line. Southern Miss outrebounded Grambling 36-23.

Southern Miss won the only other meeting between the teams, a 70-52 victory in the Super Chevy Shootout in Iowa City, Iowa, during the 1996-97 season.