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Southern Miss Golden Eagles basketball

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Nickname  Golden Eagles
Home  Away
Head coach  Doc Sadler
Conference  Conference USA
Mascot  Seymour d'Campus
Colors  Black and Gold
Away  Alternate
Arena/Stadium  Reed Green Coliseum
Division  Division I (NCAA)
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University  University of Southern Mississippi
Location  Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States

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.

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History

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. 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.

Over the 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.

NCAA Tournament results

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.

NIT Results

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.

CIT

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

NAIA tournament results

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

Notable alumni

  • Don Maestri – men's basketball head coach, Troy University.
  • Clarence Weatherspoon '92 – former NBA basketball player (retired).
  • Wendell Ladner '70 – former ABA player (deceased)
  • Kelly McCarty '98 – former professional basketball player
  • Elvin Mims – PBL,USBL,NBL Player. 6x Championship
  • Randolph Keys '88 – former NBA basketball player, 1st Round draft pick (retired).
  • References

    Southern Miss Golden Eagles basketball Wikipedia


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