NCAA Game Summary - Southern Miss vs. Liberty
(Wednesday, November 21)
Final Score: Southern Miss 74, Liberty 56
Huntsville, TX (Sports Network) - Jonathan Mills scored 18 points as he led the Southern Miss Golden Eagles to a 74-56 victory over the Liberty Flames in sub-regional play of the Legends Classic.
Mills shot 7-of-8 from the floor and led the Golden Eagles (5-0) with eight rebounds. Dwayne Davis added 14 points while Norville Carey recorded 13 points and six rebounds off the bench.
John Caleb Sanders was the key source of offense for the Flames (0-6) with 15 points and six rebounds. Tavares Speaks was the only teammate to join him in double-figures with 10 points off 3-of-10 shooting. JR Coronado brought down a team-high nine rebounds.
Southern Miss took a 31-25 lead into the break after shooting 60.0 percent from the field and holding Liberty to just 32.0 percent.
The second half was much like the first with the Golden Eagles outscoring the Flames 43-31 while shooting 60.7 percent from the floor.
Throughout the game Southern Miss shot 60.4 percent from the floor while the Flames struggled shooting only 34.0 percent including an 8-of-30 effort from 3-point range. Liberty has now lost its first six games of the season while the Eagles have won their first five.
11/21 20:29:46 ET