2018–19 Southern Miss Golden Eagles basketball team

The 2018–19 Southern Miss Golden Eagles men's basketball team represented the University of Southern Mississippi during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Golden Eagles, led by fifth-year head coach Doc Sadler, played their home games at Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, Mississippi as members of Conference USA.

2018–19 Southern Miss Golden Eagles basketball
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CBI, First Round
ConferenceConference USA
2018–19 record20–13 (11–7 C-USA)
Head coachDoc Sadler (5th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaReed Green Coliseum
Seasons
2018–19 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Old Dominion 13 5   .722     26 9   .743
Western Kentucky 11 7   .611     20 14   .588
Southern Miss 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
UTSA 11 7   .611     17 15   .531
UAB 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
Marshall 11 7   .611     23 14   .622
FIU 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Louisiana Tech 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Florida Atlantic 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
North Texas 8 10   .444     21 12   .636
Rice 8 10   .444     13 19   .406
Middle Tennessee 8 10   .444     11 21   .344
Charlotte 5 13   .278     8 21   .276
UTEP 3 15   .167     8 21   .276
2019 C-USA Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Golden Eagles finished the 2017–18 season 16–18, 7–11 in C-USA play to finish in a tie for ninth place. They defeated FIU and Middle Tennessee before losing to Marshall in the semifinals of the C-USA Tournament.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
D'Angelo Richardson 2 G 5'9" 168 Senior Vicksburg, MS Walk-on; graduated
Rodney Gill 3 G 6'3" 193 Junior Theodore, AL Walk-on; didn't return
Eddie Davis III 15 F 6'7" 248 RS Junior Las Vegas, NV Walk-on; transferred to Hartford

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Boban Jacdonmi 13 F 6'9" 225 RS Junior London, England Junior college transferred from Chattanooga State CC

Recruiting class of 2018Edit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Gabe Watson
PG
Madison, MS St. Joseph Catholic High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Oct 9, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Shakur Daniel
SG
Little Rock, AR Southwest Christian Academy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 175 lb (79 kg) May 11, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
LaDarius Marshall
SF
Jackson, MS Forest Hill High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Apr 11, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved September 25, 2017.

RosterEdit

2018–19 Southern Miss Golden Eagles men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Dominic Magee 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Sr Grand Canyon Harvey, Louisiana
G 1 Cortez Edwards 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Osceola High School Kissimmee, Florida
G 2 Shakur Daniel 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Southwest Christian Academy (AR) Toronto, Ontario
G 3 Gabe Watson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr St. Joseph Catholic School Jackson, Mississippi
G 4 Christian Clark (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Jr Mack Prep Academy (NC) Hattiesburg, Mississippi
G 11 LaDavius Draine 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Calhoun City High School Calhoun City, Mississippi
F 12 Tim Rowe 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Mt. Zion Prep Lilburn, Georgia
F 13 Boban Jacdonmi 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS Jr Chattanooga State Community College London, England
F 14 Tyler Stevenson (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr New Hope High School Columbus, Mississippi
G 15 Clay Weatherspoon (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Ridgeland High School (MS) Jackson, Mississippi
G 20 Kevin Holland 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 187 lb (85 kg) RS Sr Paul W. Bryant High School Tuscaloosa, Alabama
G 21 Anfernee Hampton (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS Sr Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jackson, Mississippi
F 23 LaDarius Marshall 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Forest Hill High School Jackson, Mississippi
F 32 Leonard Harper-Baker 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Moberly Area Community College Detroit, Michigan
G 55 Tyree Griffin 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Sr Oklahoma State New Orleans, Louisiana
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
Nov 6, 2018*
7:00 pm, CUSA TV
Southeastern Baptist College W 111–66  1–0
Reed Green Coliseum (2,149)
Hattiesburg, MS
Nov 11, 2018*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at SMU
Cancún Challenge
W 74–64  2–0
Moody Coliseum (5,508)
Dallas, TX
Nov 15, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
at Troy W 81–66  3–0
Trojan Arena (3,007)
Troy, AL
Nov 20, 2018*
2:00 pm
vs. North Florida
Cancún Challenge Mayan Division semifinals
L 48–64  3–1
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya 
Cancún, Mexico
Nov 21, 2018*
11:30 am
vs. Western Carolina
Cancún Challenge Mayan Division consolation
W 68–63  4–1
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya 
Cancún, Mexico
Nov 25, 2018*
2:00 pm, CUSA TV
William Carey L 72–78  4–2
Reed Green Coliseum (1,982)
Hattiesburg, MS
Nov 28, 2018*
7:00 pm
South Alabama W 71–67  5–2
Reed Green Coliseum 
Hattiesburg, MS
Dec 2, 2018*
7:00 pm
Rust W 106–46  6–2
Reed Green Coliseum (1,943)
Hattiesburg, MS
Dec 11, 2018*
4:00 pm
Millsaps W 81–47  7–2
Reed Green Coliseum (2,013)
Hattiesburg, MS
Dec 15, 2018*
4:30 pm, CBSSN
at Wichita State L 60–63  7–3
Charles Koch Arena (9,356)
Wichita, KS
Dec 19, 2018*
7:00 pm, FSKC/ESPN3
at Kansas State L 51–55  7–4
Bramlage Coliseum (8,815)
Manhattan, KS
Dec 21, 2018*
7:00 pm
at South Dakota W 66–60  8–4
Sanford Coyote Sports Center (1,750)
Vermillion, SD
Conference USA regular season
Dec 29, 2018
4:00 pm, ESPN+
at Louisiana Tech L 56–71  8–5
(0–1)
Thomas Assembly Center (1,571)
Ruston, LA
Jan 3, 2019
3:00 pm
at Rice L 65–73  8–6
(0–2)
Tudor Fieldhouse (1,108)
Houston, TX
Jan 5, 2019
5:00 pm, ESPN+
at North Texas L 62–65  8–7
(0–3)
The Super Pit 
Denton, TX
Jan 10, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
Middle Tennessee W 77–70  9–7
(1–3)
Reed Green Coliseum (1,987)
Hattiesburg, MS
Jan 12, 2019
4:00 pm, ESPN+
UAB W 73–68  10–7
(2–3)
Reed Green Coliseum (2,886)
Hattiesburg, MS
Jan 17, 2019
6:00 pm
at Charlotte W 63–60  11–7
(3–3)
Dale F. Halton Arena (3,889)
Charlotte, NC
Jan 19, 2019
3:00 pm, ESPN+
at Old Dominion L 60–78  11–8
(3–4)
Ted Constant Convocation Center (7,003)
Norfolk, VA
Jan 24, 2019
7:00 pm, Stadium
Western Kentucky L 63–66  11–9
(3–5)
Reed Green Coliseum (2,568)
Hattiesburg, MS
Jan 26, 2019
4:00 pm, Stadium
Marshall W 101–51  12–9
(4–5)
Reed Green Coliseum (3,316)
Hattiesburg, MS
Jan 31, 2019
6:00 pm
at FIU W 89–73  13–9
(5–5)
Ocean Bank Convocation Center (601)
Miami, FL
Feb 2, 2019
3:00 pm
at Florida Atlantic W 74–72  14–9
(6–5)
FAU Arena (1,510)
Boca Raton, FL
Feb 9, 2019
4:00 pm, ESPN+
Louisiana Tech W 73–71 OT 15–9
(7–5)
Reed Green Coliseum (4,587)
Hattiesburg, MS
Feb 14, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
UTSA W 78–71  16–9
(8–5)
Reed Green Coliseum (2,801)
Hattiesburg, MS
Feb 16, 2019
2:00 pm, ESPN+
UTEP W 77–47  17–9
(9–5)
Reed Green Coliseum (3,536)
Hattiesburg, MS
Feb 23, 2019
2:00 pm, Stadium
UAB L 72–76 OT 17–10
(9–6)
Reed Green Coliseum (4,456)
Hattiesburg, MS
Mar 3, 2019
2:00 pm
at Western Kentucky L 71–76  17–11
(9–7)
E. A. Diddle Arena (5,408)
Bowling Green, KY
Mar 6, 2019
6:00 pm
Old Dominion W 59–52  18–11
(10–7)
Ted Constant Convocation Center (8,215)
Norfolk, VA
Mar 9, 2019
2:00 pm
UTSA W 81–48  19–11
(11–7)
Reed Green Coliseum (4,780)
Hattiesburg, MS
Conference USA Tournament
Mar 14, 2019
9:00 pm, FBL
(3) vs. (6) Marshall
Quarterfinals
W 82–73  20–11
Ford Center at The Star (4,024)
Frisco, TX
Mar 15, 2019
9:00 pm, CBSSN
(3) vs. (2) Western Kentucky
Semifinals
L 59–70  20–12
Ford Center at The Star (4,692)
Frisco, TX
College Basketball Invitational
Mar 20, 2019*
6:00 pm, ESPN+
at Longwood
First round
L 68–90  20–13
Willett Hall (1,372)
Farmville, VA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time Source[1].

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