BIRMINGHAM, AL (WDAM) - Senior forward Cameron Moore, playing all 40 minutes, scored 27 points, added 12 rebounds and connected on 12 of 16 shot attempts to lead the University of Alabama-Birmingham past previously red-hot Southern Miss 71-61.
Three players scored in double figures for the Golden Eagles (20-4, 7-2), but the Blazers (10-13, 5-5) out-rebounded the black and gold by nine and used tough defense and stout shooting in the last four minutes to prevent a Southern Miss comeback.
Forward Jonathan Mills led the way for Southern Miss with 14 points and three rebounds. A staple of Golden Eagles basketball this season, 3-point shooting doomed the road team.
Head coach Larry Eustachy's squad allowed the home Blazers to shoot 45 percent from behind the arc, while connecting on only three of 16 attempts themselves. Southern Miss ranks third in Conference USA in three-point shooting at 37 percent, but managed only 18 percent tonight.