Southern Miss. 86, Mississippi 82
Angelo Johnson scored 23 points, Neil Watson added 18 and
Southern Mississippi beat Mississippi 86-82 on Saturday.
Southern Miss (8-2) led for much of the second half but Ole
Miss’ Terrance Henry tied the game at 76 on a pair of free throws
with 1:53 remaining. Watson responded with a 3-pointer to give the
Golden Eagles a 79-76 lead and Torye Pelham added an emphatic
one-handed jam on the next possession to seal the victory.
Southern Miss shot 49.2 percent from the field (30 of 61),
including 53.3 percent (8 of 15) from 3-point range.
Ole Miss (9-2) was led by Henry’s 26 points. He shot 10 of 14
from the field. Dundrecous Nelson scored 19 points and Jarvis
Summers added 12.
It was the first meeting between the two teams in Hattiesburg
since 1994. The loss snapped Ole Miss’ six-game winning streak.