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Griffin leads Southern Miss over Middle Tennessee 77-70

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Tyree Griffin had six of his 21 points in the final 2 1/2 minutes to help Southern Miss hold off Middle Tennessee 77-70, handing the Blue Raiders their 12th consecutive loss on Thursday night.

The Golden Eagles (9-7, 1-3 Conference USA) led by 16 after an 11-0 run early in the second half, but the Blue Raiders (3-13, 0-3) closed the deficit to 65-59 on Donovan Sims' 3-pointer with 2:54 left. Griffin answered with a pair of free throws and Kevin Holland's 3-pointer pushed the lead to 11. Middle Tennessee got no closer than the final score.

Sims finished with a career-high 28 points on 12-of-16 shooting. He was 4 of 6 from 3-point range.

LaDavius Draine added 14 points and Gabe Watson scored 12 for the Eagles.

Reggie Scurry had 15 points and Antonio Green added 10 for the Blue Raiders.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Middle Tenn. 3-13 254570
home team logo So. Miss 9-7 334477
Team Stats
away team logo Middle Tenn. 3-13 67.3 PPG 41.6 RPG 10.7 APG
home team logo So. Miss 9-7 73.2 PPG 38.5 RPG 17.1 APG
Key Players
55
A. Green 18.3 PPG 4.3 RPG 1.2 APG 38.4 FG%
1
C. Edwards 14.4 PPG 6.4 RPG 3.7 APG 47.2 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB