Conference USA Tournament - Southern Mississippi Falls 70-59 Against Western Kentucky - Game Recap

Western Kentucky earned a 70-59 victory over Southern Mississippi on Friday, getting 18 points from Josh Anderson at Ford Center at The Star.

Bettors who backed Western Kentucky were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of +1.0 at sportsbooks.

Taveion Hollingsworth had 17 points for Western Kentucky and Charles Bassey chipped in with 10 points. Lamonte Bearden had 4 assists for them, while Charles Bassey was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 14 boards.

Southern Mississippi got 19 points from Tyree Griffin in a losing cause and another 10 points from Cortez Edwards. Tyree Griffin contributed 4 assists for them, while LaDavius Draine had 6 rebounds.

Western Kentucky was losing at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

Western Kentucky won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-22.