Basketball

  Pair of Warriors sign next-level scholarships

Oak Grove doesn’t reach its first final four without two Warriors, in particular.After four years helping lift their high school to new heights, Dylan Brumfield and Jay Barnes accomplished their own milestones on Wednesday.

Miss. State falls to Memphis in NIT final

JSU falls to Baylor in first round of NCAA Tournament

Louisiana Tech uses big 2nd-half run to beat Ole Miss in NIT

Stewart, Molinar lead Mississippi St. by Saint Louis in NIT

Tim’s Two Cents: USM women’s basketball coach Joye Lee-McNelis

Molinar, Mississippi State end Kentucky’s NCAA tourney hopes

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USM’s Grayson named Conference USA co-Freshman of the Year

USM’s Hardy earns C-USA ‘Player of the Week’ honor

Lady Eagles finish up home schedule in fine fashion

USM runs away from FIU in 2nd half Friday, 85-72

North Texas edges Lady Eagles in fourth quarter

  USM suffers 4th consecutive series sweep Saturday

USM gets worked over by North Texas, loses 76-55

Scoring issues in two of the game's four quarters led to the University of Southern Mississippi falling Friday to the University of North Texas.

  USM drops 7th consecutive game, falls to Mean Green, 65-49

The University of Southern Mississippi never got closer than 12 points after the University of North Texas opened the second half on an 11-1 run.

Better effort results in another bitter loss for USM

Rice claims men's basketball sweep with 76-68 victory over Southern Miss Saturday.

Rice trounces Southern Miss, 88-62

Rice handed Southern Miss its worst loss of the men's basketball season Friday.

USM-Rice women’s basketball games postponed

USM comes up just short against Bulldogs, falls 64-61 at La. Tech

Lady Eagles dominate 4th quarter in 57-44 win over La. Tech

USM falters against Lady Techsters, Lady Eagles fall, 77-60

  La. Tech takes down USM, 76-63, in men’s basketball

  Freshmen lead the way for the Lady Eagles

USM’s Warmsley named ‘C-USA ‘Freshman of the Week’

University of Southern Mississippi guard Kahia Warmsley was named Conference USA's women's basketball "Freshman of the Week."

Lady Eagles sweep UTSA behind Warmsley’s 25 points

The University of Southern Mississippi finished a sweep of a two-game series with the University of Texas-San Antonio with a 73-66 Conference USA victory Saturday at Reed Green Coliseum.

Same script, same outcome for USM in San Antonio

The University of Southern Mississippi's comeback feel short for a second consecutive day as the Golden Eagles were swept by the University of Texas-San Antonio this weekend.

Huge 1st-half deficit proves costly for Golden Eagles in loss at UTSA

The University of Southern Mississippi men's basketball team fell 70-64 at the University of Texas-San Antonio Friday night.

  Lady Eagles secure 2nd straight C-USA contest with win over UTSA

The University of Southern Mississippi shot better than 60 percent from the floor for the first time in five seasons as the Lady Eagles took down visiting University of Texas-San Antonio, 88-64, Friday night at Reed Green Coliseum.

  Tae Hardy finding groove with Golden Eagles

The word that keeps coming up when inquiring about USM junior guard Tae Hardy is “winner.”He certainly proved that at Pearl River Community College, helping lead the Wildcats to a perfect 28-0 season.

Lady Eagles grab 1st C-USA win of season

The University of Southern Mississippi outscored Middle Tennessee State University by 13 points in the final quarter to snap a five-game skid.

  USM holds off MTSU, 64-59, to complete C-USA sweep

Tae Hardy scored 14 of his career-high 18 points in the second half of the University of Southern Mississippi's 64-59 victory Saturday over Middle Tennessee State University.

Lady Eagles fall at Middle Tennessee, 78-58

University of Southern Mississippi center Melyia Grayson scored a team-high 16 points in the Lady Eagles' loss Friday at Middle Tennessee State University.

  Golden Eagles overwhelm Middle Tennessee St., 84-54

University of Southern Mississippi guard Jaron Pierre Jr. posted his first "double-double" as a Golden Eagle Friday with 24 points and 10 rebounds in USM's 84-54 win over Middle Tennessee State University.

Tim’s Two Cents: USM men’s basketball player DeAndre Pinckney

This week's episode of Tim's Two Cents podcast will feature WDAM's Tim Doherty talking with University of Southern Mississippi basketball forward DeAndre Pinckney.

  USM returns home to battle Middle Tennessee

The Golden Eagles are four games into the new-look Conference USA format.Southern Miss is 1-3 in league play, but have been competitive with both UTEP and UAB.That’s where Jay Ladner is encouraged. However, he’s discouraged by USM’s C-USA ranking in turnover margin – dead last at -2.5.

Fast start, strong finish lifts UAB past Lady Eagles

The University of Alabama-Birmingham finished off a weekend sweep of the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagles Saturday with an 84-65 victory at Reed Green Coliseum.

Second half dooms Lady Eagles in 85-63 loss to UAB

A weak second half cost the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagles Friday in an 85-63 loss to the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

UAB hands Southern Miss 72-60 loss in men’s basketball

The University of Alabama-Birmingham handed the University of Southern Mississippi its second consecutive Conference USA loss Friday at Bartow Arena.

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with USM women’s basketball coach Joye Lee-McNelis

This week's episode of Tim's Two Cents podcast will feature WDAM's Tim Doherty talking with University of Southern Mississippi women's basketball coach Joye Lee-McNelis.

USM’s Pierre named C-USA “Freshman of Week” for 2nd time

University of Southern Mississippi guard JaRon Pierre Jr. earned Conference USA "Freshman of the Week" honors.

Lady Eagles drop heartbreaker at UTEP, 74-72

Southern Miss women's basketball swept at Texas-El Paso.

Lady Eagles fall to Lady Miners in C-USA opener, 83-65

The University of Southern Mississippi women's basketball team had three players score at least 10 points Friday, but still fell at the University of Texas-El Paso.

USM erases late deficit, goes on to down UTEP in OT

The University of Southern Mississippi came back from down seven points with less than a minute to play and went on to down the University of Texas-El Paso in overtime, 74-66.

USM’s men’s basketball opens C-USA play Friday vs. UTEP

The University of Southern Mississippi men's basketball team opens Conference USA play at 7 p.m. Friday against the visiting University of Texas-El Paso.

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with USM men’s basketball coach Jay Ladner

This week's podcast features University of Southern Mississippi men's basketball coach Jay Ladner.

Tim’s Two Cents with WDAM sports director Taylor Curet

This week's episode of Tim's Two Cents podcast will feature WDAM's Tim Doherty talking with WDAM sports director Taylor Curet..

USM’s Grayson honored as C-USA ‘Freshman of the Week’

University of Southern Mississippi center Melyia Grayson averaged 11.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in her first two contests as a Lady Eagle.

  USM stifles Louisiana-Monroe for 60-47 men’s basketball win

University of Southern Mississippi swingman LaDavius Draine score 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Golden Eagles to a 60-47 win over the University of Louisiana-Monroe Saturday.

USM’s Pierre Jr. earns C-USA ‘Freshman of Week’ honors

USM sees first freshman conference honoree in men's basketball since 2011.

Southern Miss holds on for 66-63 victory at Lamar

Artur Konontsuk's late rebounds and free throws helped the Golden Eagles to their first road win of the season.

Mississippi beats Central Arkansas 68-54 in Boone’s return

Devontae Shuler scored 20 points, Luis Rodriguez had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Mississippi beat Central Arkansas 68-54 in the return of Rebel alum Anthony Boone.

Jackson, Cooks, Mississippi State women light up Troy 103-76

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Rickea Jackson and Sidney Cooks combined for 56 points and 12 3-pointers and No. 13 Mississippi State hit a record 18 3-pointers and rolled to a 103-76 victory over Troy.

  Last-second shot sends South Alabama past Southern Miss

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles fall to South Alabama at the buzzer.

Molinar, Smith lead Mississippi St. past Jackson St. 82-59

The Bulldogs (3-2) had 20 offensive rebounds and a 17-0 advantage in second-chance points.

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with USM assistant athletic director Jack Duggan

This week's episode of Tim's Two Cents podcast will feature WDAM's Tim Doherty talking with University of Southern Mississippi assistant athletic director/communications Jack Duggan.

Carter, No. 6 Mississippi State women rout New Orleans

Center Jessika Carter had 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting and added 10 rebounds in No. 6 Mississippi State’s 106-51 victory over New Orleans on Wednesday night.

USM enacts COVID-19 measures for men’s basketball games

The University of Southern Mississippi has new safety measures in place for men's basketball games at Reed Green Coliseum.

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with USM athletic director Jeremy McClain

This week's episode of Tim's Two Cents podcast will feature WDAM's Tim Doherty talking with University of Southern Mississippi athletic director Jeremy McClain.

USM falls 66-51 to Jacksonville in season opener

The University of Southern Mississippi men's basketball team lost 66-51 to Jacksonville University in its season opener Saturday.

JC’s Holliday overcomes injury to earn scholarship

Jones College forward Endia Holliday signed to play at Western Carolina University.

Williams joining USM men’s basketball

Richard Williams is joining the University of Southern Mississippi men's basketball coaching staff as a volunteer assistant.

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with USM men’s basketball coach Jay Ladner

On this week’s episode of Tim’s Two Cents, we chatted with University of Southern Mississippi men’s basketball coach Jay Ladner.

  USM basketballers turn barn into weight room amid pandemic

When the Coronavirus hit the United States in March, gyms and campuses closed.Many athletes were left to come up with their own means of staying in shape and a couple of Golden Eagles used their creativity. USM basketball’s Tyler Stevenson and Denijay Harris turned a Columbus barn into...

SEC responds to B1G Ten’s decision to have a conference-only schedule

Commissioner Greg Sankey gives a statement on future of fall sports.

C-USA bars postseason play in Miss. over state flag

C-USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod released a statement Monday morning announcing the conference’s policy.

NCAA bans Mississippi from holding any championships over state flag

The NCAA Board of Governors is banning any NCAA championship events from being held in Mississippi.

Thoughts from the shores of the Isle of Isolation

Just a few thoughts while standing on the shore of the Isle of Isolation.

C-USA trims hoops tourneys to 8 teams

University of Southern Mississippi men's basketball coach Jay Ladner (left) said he understood the thought process behind Conference USA trimming its men's and women's basketball tournaments to eight teams from 12 teams.

Tim’s Two Cents: Southern Miss men’s basketball coach Jay Ladner

On this week’s episode of Tim’s Two Cents, we sit down with USM men’s basketball coach Jay Ladner.

USM sports teams receive passing grade from NCAA

The University of Southern Mississippi's 15 sports programs received a passing grade from the National Collegiate Athletic Association in last week's Academic Progress Report.

Basketball great Patrick Ewing tests for COVID-19

Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing, pictured here in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Seton Hall in Washington earlier this year, said in a statement Friday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

SEC Officials to vote on Reopening Athletic Facilities

If passed, athletes will be allowed access for voluntary workouts on June 1st.

More musings from the Isle of Isolation

General musings from the Isle of Isolation, courtesy of the coronavirus.

  A Look Back: Scottie Pippen’s 1986 trip to Southern Miss

December 13, 1986 was nothing more than a normal day on the campus of Southern Miss.Perhaps, too normal for USM’s basketball team which was preparing to host Central Arkansas of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Golden Eagles, at the infancy of their 1987 NIT...

USM men’s basketball adds 3rd JuCo signee

The University of Southern Mississippi men's basketball team added its third junior college player, adding swingman DeAndre Pinckney from Broward College in Miami Gardens, Fla.

USM men’s basketball adds 6th player to signing class

The University of Southern Mississippi men's basketball program added its sixth signee of the spring period, adding 6-foot-7 guard Justin Johnson from South Georgia Technical College.

JC women’s basketball sends 8 to D-I schools

Jones College women's basketball saw a record eight players sign scholarships with Division I schools.

JC’s Allen headed to West Alabama

Jones College men's basketball sophomore guard SharDarrion Allen has signed a scholarship with the University of West Alabama.

USM women’s basketball rounds out signing class

The University of Southern Mississippi women's basketball program rounded out its signing class, adding post player Fess Hawkins this week.

PRCC men’s basketball sends 4 to next level

After an undefeated season, Pearl River Community College sent four men's basketball players to the next level.

Jay Ladner excited about USM’s 5 signees

Jay Ladner walked away from his first season as the USM men’s basketball coach determined after a 9-22 campaign.He leaves the first day of the 2020 signing period feeling inspired.