Southern Miss Golden Eagles basketball

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Southern Miss Golden Eagles
2013–14 Southern Miss Golden Eagles basketball team
Southern Miss Golden Eagles athletic logo
University University of Southern Mississippi
Conference Conference USA
Location Hattiesburg, MS
Head coach Doc Sadler
Arena Reed Green Coliseum
(Capacity: 8,095)
Nickname Golden Eagles
Colors

Gold and Black

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament appearances
1990, 1991, 2012
Conference tournament champions
1990, 1991
Conference regular season champions
2014

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles basketball program represents intercollegiate men's basketball at the University of Southern Mississippi. The school competes in the Conference USA in Division I of the NCAA and plays their home games at Reed Green Coliseum, which has a capacity of 8,095.

History[edit]

From its first season (1912–13), when Coach R. G. Slay led the team to a 3-0 record, the men's basketball team has enjoyed its share of success. Coach A. B. Dillie took over coaching duties the following year.[1] The Golden Eagles have appeared in the NAIA National Tournament four times in a row (1952, 1953, 1954 and 1955). Southern Miss had a 2–4 record in the NAIA Tournament.[2]

Over the 12 years, the Golden Eagles have had three NCAA teams. The program has also had an NIT Championship team with its run in the 1987 postseason tournament. The team has had six players drafted including Clarence Weatherspoon. Southern Miss has won two conference championships in basketball including a share of the 2001 regular-season title.

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

Southern Miss Golden Eagles have appeared in three NCAA tournaments. They have an overall 0–3 record in tournament games. Darrin Chancellor holds the Southern Miss single-tournament scoring record with 24 points in 1991.[3]

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1990 #13 First Round #4 LaSalle L 63–79
1991 #11 First Round #6 NC State L 85–114
2012 #9 First Round #8 Kansas State L 64–70

NIT Results[edit]

The Golden Eagles have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) ten times. Their combined record is 11–9 and they were NIT Champions in 1987.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1981 First Round Holy Cross L 54–58
1986 First Round Florida L 71–81
1987 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Mississippi
Saint Louis
Vanderbilt
Nebraska
La Salle
W 93–75
W 83–78
W 95–88
W 82–75
W 84–80
1988 First Round
Second Round
Clemson
VCU
W 74–69
L 89–93
1994 First Round Clemson L 85–96
1995 First Round St. Bonaventure L 70–75
1998 First Round Auburn L 62–77
2001 First Round Mississippi State L 68–75
2013 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Charleston Southern
Louisiana Tech
BYU
W 78–71
W 63–52
L 62–79
2014 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Toledo
Missouri
Minnesota
W 66–59
W 71–63
L 73–81

CIT[edit]

The Golden Eagles have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2010 First Round Louisiana Tech L 57–66

NAIA tournament results[edit]

The Golden Eagles have appeared in the NAIA Tourament four times. Their combined record is 2–4.

Year Round Opponent Result
1952 First Round New Mexico State L 70–86
1953 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
River Falls State
Loyola (MD)
Hamline
W 106–72
W 94–83
L 92–102
1954 First Round Gustavus Adolphus L 64–104
1955 First Round Steubenville L 62–79

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]