Basketball: Willie Carmichael becomes 2nd former USM signee to follow Donnie Tyndall to Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Willie Carmichael is the latest former Southern Mississippi signee to follow Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall to the Volunteers. Carmichael, a 6-foot-8 forward from Wekiva High School in Apopka, Florida, initially signed […]

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USM to honor ’87 NIT title team

In 1987, the Cold War was still festering, music was on cassette and cellphones were huge and for only the very rich.

And Southern Miss basketball was king of the National Invitational Tournament.

That year, the Golden Eagles won five games, four of them on the road, to take the NIT championship at the Madison Square Garden for the school’s lone national title in basketball. […]