Green nails game-winner in OT as Middle Tennessee rallies
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Antonio Green scored 16 points and banged home a deep 3-pointer from the left elbow as Middle Tennessee battled past Southern Miss 65-62 in overtime on Saturday, the season ender for both teams.
Green, who was 5-for-15 shooting with four 3-pointers, missed a potential winning shot in the paint as regulation ended 54-54, and was given the green light to take the 3 in overtime.
Middle Tennessee (8-23, 4-14 Conference USA) has defeated Southern Miss (9-22, 5-13) in all three meetings this season. Neither team qualified for the C-USA tournament.
Gabe Watson led the Golden Eagles with 24 points on 9-for-20 shooting, Leonard Harper-Baker scored 10 and grabbed 12 rebounds for Southern Miss After a second half that featured six ties, Harper-Baker made a layup to even the contest at 54 with 35 seconds remaining, setting up OT.