Campbell scores 24, Southern Miss holds off UTEP 73-65
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Quinton Campbell scored a career-high 24 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had three steals as Southern Mississippi cruised past UTEP 73-65 on Saturday.
Campbell made 8 of 13 shots, including three 3-pointers – including back-to-back treys that pushed the lead to 67-52 with six minutes to play. The double-double is his first this season.
UTEP cut the gap to 69-63 on a pair of Omega Harris free throws with 1:54 remaining but then missed five straight shots. In one stretch of nearly a minute, the Miners missed a 3-pointer, two free throws, another 3 and a jump shot.
UTEP didn’t score again until Harris, who scored a career-high 26, laid it in as time expired.
Campbell and Cortez Edwards went 3-for-4 from the line for the Golden Eagles in the last 14 seconds. Edwards added 17 points, one off his career best, on 7-for-9 shooting.
Southern Miss made 11 steals, a big chunk of UTEP’s 16 turnovers.