Southern Miss holds off Tulane 66-57
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP)—Maurice Bolden and Gary Flowers had double-doubles as Southern Mississippi held off Tulane 66-57 on Tuesday night.
Bolden had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Flowers had 16 points and 11 boards for the Golden Eagles (17-12, 7-8 Conference USA).
Flowers grabbed his final offensive rebound and put it back to give Southern Miss an 11-point lead with 3 minutes remaining, but the Green Wave responded with a 19-12 run to cut the lead to five with 30 seconds left.
Southern Miss made all four of its free throw attempts on its last two possessions to put the game away.
The Golden Eagles completed the season sweep of Tulane (7-21, 2-13), winning 58-40 on Jan. 30.
Southern Miss shot only 35.3 percent (18-for-51) from the field, but made 28 of 36 foul shots (77.8 percent). The Golden Eagles also won the rebounding battle 44-25.
Jordan Callahan led Tulane with 16 points.