HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (Ticker) -- Erik Brown scored a career-high 22 points, making all eight shots from the floor, as No. 8 Louisville extended its winning streak to 14 games with a 94-65 rout of Southern Mississippi in a Conference USA matchup.
Brown nailed five shots from beyond the arc. The 6-5 senior squeezed a 3-pointer between a pair of baskets from fellow forward Ellis Myles, capping a 15-5 outburst to start the second half and giving the Cardinals (15-1, 6-0 C-USA American) a commanding 58-40 lead with 14:29 to play.
Reece Gaines and Marvin Stone contributed 16 points apiece for Louisville, which improved to 6-0 on the road and 11-0 since the 6-10 Stone became eligible on December 18. Gaines also chipped in 11 assists.
"All of our guys can shoot the ball well," said Louisville coach Rick Pitino, whose team shot better than 52 percent from the floor (39-of-74). "After we hit a few shots (early in the second half), it was just like a shark feeding."
The Cardinals hit 12-of-27 from 3-point range (44 percent).
Charles Gaines scored 15 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for the Golden Eagles (9-8, 2-4 National), who had five players reach double figures but dropped their fourth straight game.
"We didn't come out in the second half and play the first five minutes the way that we needed to," Southern Miss coach James Green said. "(Louisville) is not where it is because of fluke reasons. They are there because they have a lot of talent."
Southern Miss forward Greg Johnson collected 13 points but shot just 4-of-14 from the field.
The Cardinals have not lost since an 86-84 loss to Purdue in Indianapolis on November 30. Louisville's winning streak is the second longest in the country behind Oklahoma State's 15-game run.
Louisville improved to 28-11 all-time against Southern Mississippi.