Southern Mississippi drops game to NAIA’s William Carey (who?)

Southern Mississippi is going to be sitting out postseason play this year after self-imposing a ban following the investigation into Donnie Tyndall’s time at the school.

Well, it doesn’t seem like postseason play would be in the question for the Golden Eagles anyway, as they fell to William Carey 84-78 on Monday night.

You might be asking yourself what, exactly, a William Carey is.

Well, William Carey is a private liberal arts school that is also located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the same town as Southern Miss. According to the US News and World Report page for the school, it has 2,276 kids enrolled there, about one-seventh that of Southern Miss. The most notable alum I can find from the university is Dan Jennings, the man who was recently fired as manager for MLB’s Miami Marlins.

The Crusaders compete in the NAIA, where it was ranked No. 14 overall coming into the season. So there actually is some basketball acumen here, but it’s also not the kind of school that should be knocking off Division I teams any time soon.

Southern Miss now moves to 0-3 on the season, with losses to both an NAIA school and a SWAC school in Jackson State. Not great, Bob.

Doc Sadler and Southern Miss could be in for a long season. (USATSI)
Doc Sadler and Southern Miss could be in for a long season. (USATSI)

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