USM on fire during NIT
Monday night the Southern Miss Golden Eagles whipped Louisiana Tech 63-52 on the NIT tournament. Southern Miss has something special going on this season. The Golden Eagles got snubbed by the selection committee this not advancing to the NCAA Tournament.
However, they have been taking their frustrations out on opponents like Louisiana Tech Monday night. The Bulldogs beat the Golden Eagles by two points earlier in the season, so it was somewhat of a pay-back game.
Donnie Tyndall and the Golden Eagles are clicking on all cylinders at the moment. Being from the South Mississippi area it makes me proud to be from the area. While most folks in North Mississippi may not give a hoot about that teachers college located on Hardy Street. You might ought to be taking notice.
Wednesday night the Golden Eagles will be taking on the BYU Cougars of the WCC. The Cougars play in the same conference as Gonzaga and St. Mary's, so it should make for a high scoring affair if I had to take a guess when the Cougars visit the Hub City.
I wish Tyndall and the Golden Eagles nothing but the very best, as they try to advance to New York City to the NIT Championship. As the Nike commercial says, "Just Do It" Eagles.
John Blackledge is Sports Editor at The Yazoo Herald. He maybe reached at john@yazooheraldnet, or by phone at 746-8213.