Southern Miss couldn’t start a winning streak on Thursday. After defeating Old Dominion on Saturday, USM fell at Florida Atlantic 58-51.
The Golden Eagles (4-11 overall, 1-3 Conference USA) shot 37.8 percent from the floor, 65.2 percent from the free-throw line and just 13.3 percent from 3-point range. Tim Rowe was the only Golden Eagle to register double-digit points with 20. Khari Price scored nine points. Quinton Campbell had a team-high nine rebounds. FAU (3-14, 1-3) had three players in double-digits, including Jackson Trapp (15), Solomon Poole (11) and Donald Delph (11).
USM continues its trek across Florida on Saturday with a 6 p.m. meeting at Florida International.
The Golden Eagles will return to open a three-game homestand Jan. 23 against Louisiana Tech.