HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Cortez Edwards scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Southern Miss to its fourth straight victory Saturday with a 75-58 win over NAIA program William Carey.
Trailing by four early in the second half, Southern Miss (7-4) got a 3-pointer from Tyree Griffin to spark a 16-4 run to put the Golden Eagles on top for good 44-36 with just under 14 minutes to play. Dominic Magee got six of his 19 points during the go-ahead run and finished with his first career double-double by hauling in 11 rebounds.
Griffin got a 3-point play to stretch the advantage to 59-48 and Southern Miss led by double figures the rest of the way.
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William Carey led most of the first half but went flat over the final four minutes before the break as Southern Miss went on an 8-2 run to take a 28-26 advantage into the lockers.
Jaylen Moore led William Carey with 14 points, Troy Salvant had 10 points and Brandon Sheppard got 12 rebounds.