Edwards had double-double, SoMiss rallies past South Dakota
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Cortez Edwards had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Southern Mississippi overcame a five-point halftime deficit to defeat South Dakota 66-60 on Friday night.
A 3-pointer by the Golden Eagles‘ LaDavius Drane tied the score at 42 with 13 minutes left in the second half. Griffin tied it again with a layup a minute later. After the lead exchanged hands, Tim Rowe’s 3-pointer put Southern Miss ahead to stay, 49-48 with 9:23 remaining.
Two 3-pointers by Kelly in the final minute were not enough for South Dakota to overcome a nine-point deficit.