January 23, 2022

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Willis leads Louisiana Tech against Southern Miss after 21-point game

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (14-3, 5-0 C-USA) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (5-10, 1-2 C-USA)

Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Sunday, 3 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Louisiana Tech visits the Southern Miss Golden Eagles after Keaston Willis scored 21 points in Louisiana Tech’s 80-57 win over the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.

The Golden Eagles have gone 2-2 in home games. Southern Miss is 2-8 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Bulldogs have gone 5-0 against C-USA opponents. Louisiana Tech averages 79.1 points and has outscored opponents by 11.6 points per game.

The teams square off for the 10th time in conference play this season. The Bulldogs won the last meeting on Jan. 14. Willis scored 21 points to help lead the Bulldogs to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Walyn Napper is averaging 5.5 points and 4.2 assists for the Golden Eagles. Tyler Stevenson is averaging 10.9 points over the last 10 games for Southern Miss.

Kenneth Lofton Jr. is shooting 55.3% and averaging 15.9 points for the Bulldogs. Cobe Williams is averaging 9.7 points over the last 10 games for Louisiana Tech.

LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Eagles: 2-8, averaging 58.2 points, 31.6 rebounds, 11.6 assists, 4.0 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 41.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 72.4 points per game.

Bulldogs: 9-1, averaging 75.7 points, 35.3 rebounds, 14.1 assists, 6.3 steals and 2.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 66.1 points.

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