Hattiesburg, MS (Sports Network) – Gary Flowers’ double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds led the way for Southern Mississippi, as the Golden Eagles defeated the Houston Cougars, 85-73 in Conference USA action at the Reed Green Coliseum.
Maurice Bolden added 23 points for Southern Miss (12-2, 1-0 C-USA), while R. L. Horton posted 18 points, to go along with six assists.
Houston shot 61.5 percent in the first half and used that solid shooting effort to take a 38-36 lead into the intermission.
However, the Golden Eagles returned the favor in the second stanza, as they shot a sizzling 64.0 percent from the floor, en route to the win.
South Mississippi’s bench scored 32 points in the contest, while Houston’s reserves posted just 15 points.