Tigers Go Long to Down Southern Miss, 85-44
Jan. 19, 2012
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - - The University of Memphis women's basketball team (13-4, 3-1 C-USA) picked up their first conference road win with an 85-44 victory over Southern Miss (6-12, 0-5 C-USA), Thursday night.
The Tigers used the three point line against the USM pressure to build a 42-16 half time lead. Memphis hit eight three-point field goals from four different players to build the first half lead. When the Tigers weren't shooting against the USM pressure, they were applying pressure of their own, forcing 15 first half Golden Eagle turnovers.
The second half was more of the same, with Memphis shooting 53.6 percent from the field to split the lead open. All 11 players saw playing time for the Tigers, with every player scoring. Memphis out-rebounded USM 51-31 and finished 11-for-16 from three-point range.
Danay Collier was 5-for-5 from three-point range and finished with a career-high 15 points, while Jasmine Lee added 13 points and two blocks in 21 minutes. Brittany Carter and Ramses Lonlack rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir led Memphis with a career-high 10 assists. Kiana James and KK Harvey both came off the bench to add career-highs of six points, while Nicole Dickson led the rebounding effort with 11 rebounds in just 23 minutes of play.
Memphis will stay on the road, playing at UAB, Sunday, at 7:30 p.m. in a televised contest on Fox Sports Network.