HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Tyree Griffin had 17 points and nine assists on Monday night to help Southern Miss beat Blue Mountain 90-46.
Griffin was 7-of-10 shooting, making 2 of 3 from behind the arc. Anfernee Hampton added 16 points with 4-of-6 3-point shooting for the Golden Eagles (2-1). Cortez Edwards scored 13 points and Eddie Davis III had 11.
Southern Miss had 14 more field-goal attempts than the Toppers and made 53 percent (35 of 66). Blue Mountain had 17 turnovers and got outrebounded 43-28.
The Eagles opened the game with a 37-11 lead, went into halftime up 42-26 and had their largest lead at 87-37 with less than six minutes to go. It was Southern Miss’ largest margin of victory since a 93-48 win against Belhaven on Dec. 27, 2011.
Jaylon Bardley led the Toppers with 15 points.