Men's basketball has record breaking night against Dillard
Published: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 12:01
Southern Miss had six players score in double figures, and just as many records were broken in the 135-41 blowout win over Dillard last Thursday night.
Several school records were broken throughout the game, including points scored (135), steals (27), three-point field goals made (18), margin of victory (94), and halftime margin (45). The team also tied the school records for assists (40) and turnovers forced (36).
The Eagles broke several Conference USA records in the game, as well, including points scored, field goals made (51), assists and steals.
After jumping out to a 12-0 lead, Southern Miss would finally give up a basket to Dillard before going on another 12-0 run to lead 24-2 with 13 minutes to play in the first half.
Southern Miss would also use runs of 8-0, 10-0 and 10-0 throughout the first half. The halftime score was 68-23 in favor of the Eagles.
Southern Miss was led by Daveon Boardingham and Cedric Jenkins who scored 22 points a piece. Dwayne Davis added 17 points, Norville Carey poured in 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Jonathan Mills added 13 points and 9 rebounds.
Neil Watson scored 8 points and recorded five steals but his 17 assists were the biggest individual stat of the night. Watson’s 17 assists set a school record.
"I thought it was good that everyone was able to play," said Southern Miss head coach Donnie Tyndall. "We shared the ball very well. Our big guys had their best game tonight. We did a good job around the rim. We were able to really pressure them and force turnovers and score off of those."
Southern Miss shot 50 percent from behind the arc on the game. The Eagles outrebounded Dillard 52-17.