Southern Miss 68, Western Carolina 63
Four Southern Miss players score in double figures as the Golden Eagles secure a third-place finish in the Mayan Division at the 2018 Cancun Challenge with a 68-63 win over Western Carolina.
Tyree Griffin lead all scorers with 18 points and Cortez Edwards added 17 for Southern Miss who improves to 4-1 on the season. Dominic Magee finished with 15 points and LaDavius Draine netted 13 for the Golden Eagles.
Southern Miss scored 32 points off of 20 Western Carolina turnovers in the contest. Three Catamount players each finished with 10 points (Onno Steger, Carlos Dotson and Kameron Gibson). WCU falls to 1-5 on the season.
The game featured seven lead changes with Western Carolina leading most of the first half. The Catamounts started hot hitting 87.5% from the field and 4 of 5 from three within the first eight minutes of the game.