South Alabama beats Southern Mississippi 78-55
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Georgi Boyanov scored 23 points, Shaq Calhoun set career highs with 21 points and 5 of 8 3-pointers, and South Alabama used a big second half to pull away from Southern Mississippi 78-55 on Wednesday night.
Calhoun's 3-pointer put South Alabama up 5-4 and the Jaguars led 37-32 at halftime after he made two free throws.
Don MuepoKelly's dunk capped a 12-0 run and the Jaguars led 57-37 in the second half. Josh Ajayi's jumper sparked a 12-5 run and South Alabama led 76-55 after Ken Williams' layup with 1:56 left to play.
The Jaguars (6-1) shot 11 of 27 from beyond the arc (40.7 percent) and 43.5 percent from the floor (27 of 62), but turned the ball over 19 times.
MuepoKelly scored 10 points and blocked two shots.
Cortez Edwards scored a career-high 15 points, Tim Rowe added 12 and Quinton Campbell had 10 for the Golden Eagles (3-2). Eddie Davis III grabbed 10 rebounds.