Marshall hosting cold Lady Eagles
HUNTINGTON -- Southern Miss has lost six in a row entering a 7 p.m., Thursday, women's basketball game against Marshall University in Cam Henderson Center.
Southern Miss (12-14, 4-9 Conference USA) puts two of the league's top scorers on the court. Junior guard Jamierra Faulkner is second in the conference behind Nicole Dickson of Memphis (19.7) with an 18.2 average. Senior guard Tanecka Carey averages 14.9 per game.
UAB won Sunday at Southern Miss, 55-50. Faulkner had 10 points and 11 assists while Carey scored 11. Freshman guard Jerontay Clemons also scored 10.
Faulkner is the C-USA leader in assists (6.7) and steals (3.4) per game. Carey is first in C-USA 3-point shooting percentage (40.0) and in 3-pointers made per game (2.7).
Clemons averages 9.6 points and 6.8 rebounds.
Faulkner and Carey play for an average of 36.4 minutes a game, the most in the conference.
The Golden Eagles average 62.5 points, but give up 64.4.
Southern Miss won a Jan. 10 home game against Marshall, 48-46. Marshall had a 12-point lead early in the second half.
Marshall (9-17, 3-10 conference) lost in overtime Sunday at Rice, 71-61.
Thundering Herd junior forward Suporia Dickens had 21 points with five 3-point field goals and nine rebounds against the Rice Owls. Sophomore guard Shay Weaver added nine points and junior forward Orlandria Williams had eight.
Weaver leads Marshall with a 9.3 scoring average and ranks second in the conference for 3-pointers made with 2.3 per game.
Dickens and 6-foot-3 Chukwuka Ezeigbo are sophomore forwards scoring 8.0 a game along with getting 5.9 and 6.4 rebounds respectively.
The Herd generates 55.3 points per game and is giving up 59.8.