MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Sean Banks helped Memphis exact a measure of revenge.
Banks had his second straight big game as the 22nd-ranked Tigers extended their winning streak to 11 games with a 74-56 Conference USA victory over Southern Mississippi.
A freshman, Banks scored 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting. He was coming off a 24-point effort in Saturday's 73-66 victory over Alabama-Birmingham that lifted the Tigers into the rankings.
Rodney Carney added 18 points for the Tigers (20-4, 11-2 C-USA), who suffered a 66-63 loss to the Golden Eagles on January 10.
"I'm proud of the guys," Memphis coach John Calipari said. "We got 20 wins with a heck of a schedule. We've got a little more of a bull's-eye on our back now. We were way under the radar screen for a while. Now all of a sudden people are talking a little about us and our season. So we'll go from here."
Charles Gaines and Jasper Johnson each netted 14 points for Southern Mississippi (12-13, 5-9), which lost for the fourth time in its last five games.
The Golden Eagles battled back from a slow start, using a 15-3 run to start the second half to take their largest lead at 39-34 on Jarekus Singleton's layup with 17:28 remaining.
But Antonio Burks sank a 3-pointer nine second later, triggering a 13-0 run that put the Tigers ahead for good. Banks also drilled a 3-pointer and had five points in the decisive surge.
Burks, who battled foul trouble, finished with 15 points and Anthony Rice added 12 for Memphis, which shot 46 percent (28-of-61) and held a 37-30 rebounding advantage.
"Offensively, Memphis was as good as anybody we faced," Golden Eagles coach James Green said. "They put the ball on the floor and go by you."
Singleton contributed 12 points for the Golden Eagles, who shot 35 percent (17-of-49) and committed 16 turnovers.