- Josimar Ayarza and Gary Flowers
combined for 32 points and Southern Mississippi defeated
Louisiana-Lafayette 71-53 on Tuesday night.
Ayarza scored 18 points and Flowers added 14 for the Golden
Eagles (7-1), who are off to their best start since 2006 when they
Southern Miss held the Ragin' Cajuns to 16.7 percent from the
field in the first half (5 of 30) and led 29-17 at halftime.
The Golden Eagles outrebounded Louisiana-Lafayette 47-32 and
didn't trail in the contest.
The Ragin' Cajuns (3-5) were led by Chris Gradnigo with 16
points and Tyren Johnson with 14. Louisiana-Lafayette was just 4 of
23 from 3-point range and trailed by as many as 22 points in the