Southern Miss. 80, New Mexico St. 72
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)
After trailing the whole way before halftime, the Golden Eagles (4-1) pulled ahead by as many as 10 points late in the second half. They went up for good early in the half when Page hit a jumper to break a tie at 48.
Southern Mississippi advanced to Saturday's championship, where it will face Murray State.
Maurice Bolden added 17 points and Neil Watson 12 for the Golden Eagles while Jonathan Mills came off the bench to pull down a game-high 11 rebounds.