HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WTVA/BMC Athletics) – Blue Mountain's men's basketball team fell in exhibition play here Monday to NCAA D1 Southern Miss 90-46.
The Golden Eagles, coming off a loss to NCAA powerhouse Michigan, couldn't seem to miss, shooting 53-percent from the field, while knocking down 11-of-22 3-point buckets.
Tyree Griffin led USM with 17 points on the night, followed by Anfernee Hampton who had 16.
Current SSAC Player of the Week Jaylon Bardley (JR/Columbus, Miss.) led Blue Mountain with 15 points, while Harrison Fancher (JR/Belmont, Miss.) and Viktor Lorenzon each pitched in six points.
Southern Miss outrebounded the Toppers 43-28 and had a 42-26 halftime lead.
After the game, BMC head coach Jermael Bingham said, "Southern Miss has a really good ball team this year. Our guys fought hard and we came away with a few things that we will be able to capitalize on when conference play starts."
The Toppers return to action for another NCAA D1 exhibition next Monday, Nov. 27 against Nicholls State with a 7 p.m. tip in Thibodaux, La.