Sports briefs: November 15, 2012
Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012 00:11
Basketball to face Georgia in first road contest
The Golden Eagle men’s basketball team will hit the road Thursday night to take on the Georgia Bulldogs. This will be the third-ever meeting between the two programs, with Georgia winning both previous contests.
Southern Miss is expected to have guards Neil Watson and Cedric Jenkins back in the lineup after both players missed the last few games with lower body injuries.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will be shown on FoxSportsNet and ESPN3.com.
Baseball signs three recruits Wednesday
The Southern Miss baseball program signed three players for the 2014 season on Wednesday. Dylan Burdeaux (West Monroe, La.), Dustin Berrong (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.) and Christian Talley (Diamondhead, Miss.) signed their national letters of intent to play collegiately with the Eagles.
Burdeaux plays both infield and outfield, while Berrong and Talley are both right-handed pitchers.
“We are thrilled to have these three individuals join our class of 2014,” head baseball coach Scott Berry said. “Our assistant coaches, Chad Caillet and Michael Federico, have done a fantastic job of continue to recruit and sign quality people both on the field and off into our program.”
Volleyball places two on All-Freshman team
Two Southern Miss volleyball team members were selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman volleyball team, the conference announced Tuesday.
Outside hitter Lydia Bonner and middle blocker Quinci Hayward were both named to the six-woman team.
Bonner ranked third on the team in kills and points this season, while Hayward was fourth on the team in kills and second on the team in blocks. Both players played in all 28 matches this season.