Two days later on Nov. 19, the Black
and Gold heads to Colorado State. The
Eagles are looking for their first victory over
the Rams after falling 63-58, last year in
the Championship Game of the inaugural
Cancun Governor’s Cup.
The Golden Eagles follow that up when
they travel to Anchorage, Alaska for the prestigious Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout,
Nov. 23-26. USM opens the tournament
with is first-ever meeting against UC-Irvine.
The next day, they will face either Central
Michigan or New Mexico State. The final
day of the tournament will see the squad
facing host Alaska-Anchorage, Dartmouth,
Ohio Valley Conference regular season
champion Murray State or San Francisco.
The Black and Gold then returns to
Hattiesburg to face New Mexico State on
Dec. 4. It could potentially be the second
meeting between the teams in nine days.
NMSU holds a 3-1 lead in the series, with
Southern Miss’ only win coming in 1950.
Southern Miss then goes to Mobile
on Dec. 7 for its annual date with South
Alabama. USM has won the last two meetings against the Jaguars, including last year’s
93-58 victory in history, the biggest margin
of victory in the series. The Golden Eagles
have also won five of the last six meetings
in Mobile dating back to 1997.
The Black and Gold then come home
for a two-game homestand, beginning
with Louisiana Tech on Dec. 10. Southern
Miss has won four of the last six games.
However, the Bulldogs won the last game,
66-57, in the first round of the 2010
CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.
After a week off due to exams, the
Golden Eagles will welcome in-state rival
Ole Miss to Hattiesburg on Dec. 17. Ole
Miss will make the trek to Hattiesburg for
the first time since 1994. The Rebels have
won the last two games by a combined
seven points, including an 86-81 win in
Oxford last year.
Southern Miss then heads to Arizona
State for its first ever meeting against the
Sun Devils on Dec. 19. The Golden Eagles
will be looking for their second straight victory at a Pac- 12 opponent, as they defeated
California last year.
The Black and Gold opens a three-game
homestand on Dec. 22 when it hosts former Conference USA rival South Florida.
The Bulls will be making their first trip to
Hattiesburg since the 2004-05 season when
USF was still a member of Conference USA.
Last year, the Golden Eagles opened the
season with a 60-53 victory at USF.
Following a break for Christmas, USM
will play Belhaven on Dec. 27. Southern
Miss is 3-0 against Belhaven, having last
played them in the 2007 season opener.
The Eagles end the homestand on Dec. 29
against in-state foe Alcorn State. Southern Miss
has won 10 straight against the Braves, including last year’s 100-71 victory.
Southern Miss will close non-conference
play on Dec. 31 when it travels to McNeese
State. It will be the first trip to Lake Charles
for the Eagles since 1991. The teams have
met six of the past seven years, with USM
taking four of the six games.
Southern Miss will open its conference
slate at home for the fourth time in the last
five years when it faces East Carolina on
Jan. 4. USM has won the last five meetings
and 10 of the last 11.
The Golden Eagles then go on the road
for two games, opening the road trip on
Jan. 7 at Tulane. USM has won the last five
games against the Green Wave and eight of
the last nine.
Southern Miss closes the trip on Jan. 11
at perennial conference power Memphis.
The Tigers have won the last 17 games in
the series and the last 11 in Memphis.
The Black and Gold return to Hattiesburg
for two games, beginning with a nationally-televised bout against regular season champion UAB on Jan. 14. UAB has won six of
the last eight games in the series. It follows
with a Jan. 21 date against UCF, whom
Southern Miss has beaten in three of the last
The Eagles open February on the 1st
with a nationally-televised game against
Memphis before traveling to Birmingham for
a tilt versus UAB on Feb. 8th.
The Black and Gold then returns home
for two games, beginning with UCF on Feb.
11. Southern Miss will then welcome Tulsa
to Reed Green Coliseum on Feb. 15th. The
Golden Eagles are looking to snap a four-game losing streak to Tulsa.
Southern Miss then heads on a two-game
road trip, starting on Feb. 18th at Houston.
The Eagles, who have won three of the last
four meetings, are looking to tie the series
at 16 apiece. USM will stay in Texas for its
next game, a Feb. 22nd date at UTEP. The
Black and Gold is looking to snap a seven-game losing streak in El Paso.
USM ends the month of February with
two games at home, beginning with Rice
on the 25th before coming home for Senior
Day on the 29th against SMU. Seniors
Maurice Bolden, Angelo Johnson, Torye
Pelham and Ahyaro Phillips will be honored
before the game.
The regular season ends on March 5
when Southern Miss travels to Marshall. It is
the second time in four years that Southern
Miss ends the season in Huntington, and
the third time in four years that they end the
year on the road.
Southern Miss will take part in the
Conference USA Tournament, March
7-10, at FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.
This will be the eighth time overall that
the city of Memphis has played host to
the C-USA Tournament. The event was
played at The Pyramid in 1996, 2000
and 2005 before moving to FedExForum