Top seed UTEP eliminates Southern Miss 92-79 - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Top seed UTEP eliminates Southern Miss 92-79

MEMPHIS, TN (WDAM) - It was certainly a run, and a February, to remember. Through February and into the Conference USA tournament, Southern Miss lost only one in eight games, but that run ended at the hands of the tournament's number one seed UTEP. The Lady Minors pulled away from the Lady Golden Eagles in the second half, and advanced to the semi-final round with a 92-79 win.

Even behind a career night from senior Jamierra Faulkner, who scored 28 points and dished out five assists, Southern Miss never managed to close the gap to fewer than a eight point deficit in the second half. The Golden Eagles held their only lead in the first half, when a Sedreka Plummer bucket gave the black and gold a 17-16 lead with 13:50 remaining in the first half.

Southern Miss, the number nine seed, entered this year's tournament as arguably the hottest team, but fate and history were not on their side, as no number nine seed had ever taken down a number one seed.

Southern Miss finishes its season 13-18 and 6-10 in conference play.

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