Western Kentucky vs Southern Miss

Southern Miss. 67, W. Kentucky 64


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Four free throws by Deon Edwin gave Southern Mississippi a definitive lead in overtime and the Golden Eagles made four of six free throws in the waning seconds to take a 67-64 win from Western Kentucky in each team's season opener.

In overtime, Western Kentucky jumped ahead on Kevin Kaspar's 3-pointer. Norville Carey cut the lead to 61-59 with a free throw, setting up Edwin's go-ahead freebies.

The Hilltoppers leapfrogged Southern Miss for a 56-55 lead late with a 15-4 run. The Golden Eagles clawed back for a 58-56 advantage, but George Fant made two free throws with 1:22 left for an overtime-inducing tie.

The Golden Eagles led by as much as 24-10 with about six minutes left in the first half, but the Hilltoppers cut the lead to 30-22 by halftime.

The win was the first for new Southern Miss coach Donnie Tyndall.

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
T. Price, F341-120-09352
G. Fant, F333-74-670210
T. Akol, C130-21-21121
J. Crook, G397-142-372317
B. Harris, G40-10-23000
K. Kaspar344-101-221513
C. Dickerson331-66-72129
O. Akamune203-81-35037
K. Anyigbo131-31-56133
S. Drane21-10-00002
P. Blade00-00-00000
Totals 21-6416-304692564
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
J. Mills, F311-33-66345
M. Craig, F286-121-172513
J. Brooks, G434-114-453013
D. Davis, G353-144-432511
R. McGill, G223-72-21058
D. Edwin281-45-68257
N. Carey203-62-56018
D. Boardingham181-30-24032
J. Chapman00-00-00000
Totals 22-6021-3046122867
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-431
La. Tech12-320-8123
Old Dominion9-516-10137
Western Ky.7-713-14223
UT-San Antonio6-811-16302
So. Miss5-108-19336
North Texas2-128-18330
Other games
EVAN 49 Final
ND 58
SIUE 69 Final