USM women lose in C-USA title game

Published 12:30 am Sunday, March 16, 2014

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Olivia Jones had 18 points, 14 rebounds and four assists to lead Middle Tennessee to an 84-55 rout of Southern Miss in the Conference USA women’s tournament championship game Saturday.

Ebony Rowe added 23 points and nine rebounds for Middle Tennessee (29-4), which advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 12th straight year.

Jamierra Faulkner led Southern Miss (26-6) with 20 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds. She also had four steals.