USM ends with win

Published 5:11 am Sunday, March 4, 2007

Jeremy Wise scored 18 points to lead Southern Mississippi to an 83-73 victory over Marshall on Saturday and coach Larry Eustachy picked up his 300th win.

Eustachy, who is in his third year with the Golden Eagles, coached at Utah State and Iowa State before coming to Southern Miss. His overall record is 300-193.

Southern Miss (19-10, 9-7 Conference USA) rallied after trailing 34-28 at the half.

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The score was tied 12 times during the game and the lead changed eight times. The Golden Eagles outrebounded Marshall 46-32.

Courtney Beasley scored 17 points for the Eagles, Gjio Bain and Craig Craft each added 14 and Sai’Quon Stone chipped in 11.

Marshall (12-18, 7-9) shot 45 percent from the floor and Southern Miss hit 44 percent of its shots.