HATTIESBURG - Southern Miss outscored Marshall 26-12 over the final 5:08 to overcome a seven-point deficit to defeat the Thundering Herd 80-73 in Conference USA action Wednesday night.
Southern Miss improved to 18-5 overall and 7-3 in league play while Marshall dropped to 8-15 and 1-9.
Jamierra Faulkner led all scorers with a game high 25 points to with three rebounds, three assists and six steals. The six steals moved Faulkner into second all-time in Conference USA with 334. Kierra Jordan came off the bench to score 16 points while Tamara Jones and Ashley Folsom added 11 and 10 points, respectively. Markia Nix led the team with eight rebounds.