Southern Miss holds off S. Alabama for 71-67 win
Harper-Baker made a jump shot, LaDavius Draine sank a pair of free throws with 4:24 to play, and Southern Miss (5-2) led 60-59 and never trailed again. Harper-Barker made a 3-point play with 55 seconds left for a 66-62 advantage. He added two more points 22 seconds later before Jordan Andrews countered with a 3-pointer to reduce South Alabama’s deficit to 68-65.
The Golden Eagles overcame 14-of-23 (61 percent) from the free-throw line and made 26 of 54 from the floor.