Southern Miss loses on Senior Night
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss had its Senior Night Saturday against Florida Atlantic.
Guard, Michael Ramey, forward, Quinton Campbell, and forward, Raheem Watts played their last game at Reed Green Coliseum, and wanted to have a good night.
Campbell finished the game with 17 points and was the second leading scorer on the team, next to guard, Cortez Edwards, who had a dominant 26-point showing.
Ramey scored 12 points and went 2-5 from three-point land. And, Watts had a good-looking triple.
But, that was not enough as the team just could not find any rhythm on offense nor defense. The Golden Eagles shot 42 percent from the field, while the Owls shot 61 percent from the field and 68 percent from beyond the arc.
The Golden Eagles ended up losing to the Owls, 94-82.
"Every time we made a mistake, they just capitalized. It felt like we were getting closer, going on a run. And, they just made plays. So, there's nothing you can really do about that," said Campbell.
"It's like you feel kind of helpless. But, at the same time, every time on defense, you got to go harder, you got to guard your man with much more energy. And, I feel like we didn't play with that much energy on defense," said Edwards.
"It hurts to go out on Senior Night with an L. But, it's not my last game with them. We have three more. So, we got to move on and keep going, and just come to work," said Campbell.
Head coach, Doc Sadler said, "It's about winning ball games for coaches. But, what these guys have been through and what they stuck it out with, speaks highly of their character. As I was telling their families, they're going to be so successful. These last two years has given them an advantage of when tough times hit, they're going to know how to get through it. And, they're going to know when they get through it, things are going to be good for them."
Southern Miss' last three games are all on the road:
-Rice (Feb. 23)
-North Texas (Feb. 25)
-LA Tech (Mar. 4)