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Bassey, Savage lead W. Kentucky past Southern Miss 66-63

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Charles Bassey scored 14 points and hauled down 17 rebounds - the freshman's ninth double-double of the season - and Western Kentucky placed five in double-figure scoring to hold off Southern Miss 66-63 Thursday night.

He's had a career-best 17 rebounds in each of the last two games.

Jared Savage also scored 14 for the Hilltoppers (11-9, 4-3 Conference USA), T.J. Hollingsworth added 12, Josh Anderson 11 and Lamonte Bearden 10. Western Kentucky led for almost the entire game, but never by more than 13.

WKU led 34-21 at the half, but Southern Miss opened the second half on a 23-13 pace and came as close as 47-44 on a Leonard Harper-Baker jump shot with 12:20 to play.

Harper-Baker scored 18 to lead the Golden Eagles (11-9, 3-5), and grabbed 11 rebounds. LaDavius Draine added 15 points - all from distance - and had six rebounds.

WKU rebuilt its lead to 64-58 going into the final minute- only to score but two points the rest of the way. Cortez Edwards hit a jumper for Southern Miss and found Tyree Griffin for a 3 in the final seconds.

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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 W. Kentucky 11-9 343266
home team logo So. Miss 11-9 214263
Team Stats
away team logo W. Kentucky 11-9 71.4 PPG 40.2 RPG 12.3 APG
home team logo So. Miss 11-9 72.5 PPG 38 RPG 16.8 APG
Key Players
23
C. Bassey 14.6 PPG 10.0 RPG 0.7 APG 62.7 FG%
55
T. Griffin 13.8 PPG 3.4 RPG 7.1 APG 43.5 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