Southern Miss awaits NCAA postseason assignment

By The Associated Press

HATTIESBURG — Southern Miss will find out on Monday where it will head for the postseason.

The Golden Eagles, 35-22 on the season, defeated Rice a 7-4 Saturday night in Houston to win the Conference USA Tournament.

Southern Miss coach Scott Berry says he’s proud his team found its way out of a rut it had been in about a month ago.

This was the second time for Southern Miss to win the Conference USA title game and the first since 2003. The trip to the NCAA tournament will be USM’s 11th of all time and eighth in a row.