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Top 10 USM athletic accomplishments of 2010

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Here's my list of the Top 10 accomplishments by The University of Southern Mississippi athletic department for 2010.

10. Southern Miss Basketball Team wins its Hardwood Club Holiday Tournament on Dec. 30 and finishes with 11 wins before Jan. 2011. This marks the first time in school history the basketball team has won 11 games before Jan. of the same season.

9. Southern Miss Baseball Team defeats in-state rival Mississippi State Bulldogs 14-3 on May 5 at Trustmark Park in Pearl, MS.

8. Southern Miss Football Team accepts a bid to play in the Beef O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl, its 9th consecutive bowl game and 13th of the last 14 years.

7. Southern Miss Basketball Team plays in the CIT, its first post-season action since the NIT in 2001.

6. Southern Miss Baseball Team gets in post-season play for the 8th consecutive season making it to the Auburn, AL. Super Regional.

5. Southern Miss Basketball Team wins 20 games for only the 2nd time since 2001.

4. Southern Miss Football Team records it 17th consecutive winning season.

3. Southern Miss Basketball Team defeats Pac-10 perennial power the California Golden Bears 80-78 on Dec. 12 in Berkeley, CA.

2. Southern Miss Baseball Team wins the Conference USA Baseball Tournament in Houston, TX. on May 29.

1. Southern Miss Football Team defeats perennial power the Kansas Jayhawks 31-16 on Sept. 17. Kansas is a member of the Big 12 Conference, which is an automatic qualifying conference for the BCS.




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