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Thompson scores 15 to carry Tulane past Southern Miss 61-56

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Christion Thompson scored 15 points as Tulane held off Southern Miss 61-56 on Wednesday night.

Trailing by 12 points with 2:37 left, the Golden Eagles closed to 57-54 on Tyler Stevenson's dunk with 16 seconds to go, but Teshaun Hightower and Thompson combined for four free throws for the win.

Hightower had 13 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double for Tulane (7-1), which won its fourth consecutive game. K.J. Lawson added 11 points.

Stevenson had 10 points for the Golden Eagles (2-7), who have now lost four games in a row.

Tulane faces Saint Louis on Sunday. Southern Miss faces Southern Illinois at home on Saturday.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Tulane  
19:49   Bad pass turnover on Jordan Walker  
19:22 +3 Jay Malone made 3-pt. jump shot 0-3
18:53   Christion Thompson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:51   Offensive rebound by Christion Thompson  
18:45 +2 Christion Thompson made layup 2-3
18:24   Leonard Harper-Baker missed jump shot  
18:22   Defensive rebound by Nobal Days  
18:10   Teshaun Hightower missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:08   Defensive rebound by Tyler Stevenson  
17:58   Gabe Watson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:56   Defensive rebound by Teshaun Hightower  
17:46   Bad pass turnover on Christion Thompson, stolen by Jay Malone  
17:43 +2 Tyler Stevenson made layup, assist by Jay Malone 2-5
17:39   Turnover on Christion Thompson  
17:22   Gabe Watson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:20   Defensive rebound by Christion Thompson  
17:08   Teshaun Hightower missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:06   Defensive rebound by Artur Konontsuk  
16:48   Artur Konontsuk missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:46   Offensive rebound by Tyler Stevenson  
16:31   Out of bounds turnover on Artur Konontsuk  
16:15   Nic Thomas missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:13   Offensive rebound by Teshaun Hightower  
16:13 +2 Teshaun Hightower made layup 4-5
15:36   Tyler Stevenson missed layup  
15:34   Defensive rebound by K.J. Lawson  
15:25   Bad pass turnover on Nobal Days, stolen by LaDavius Draine  
15:22   Shooting foul on Teshaun Hightower  
15:22 +1 LaDavius Draine made 1st of 2 free throws 4-6
15:22   LaDavius Draine missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
15:22   Defensive rebound by Christion Thompson  
15:03 +3 Nic Thomas made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Teshaun Hightower 7-6
14:46 +2 Gabe Watson made hook shot 7-8
14:33   K.J. Lawson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:31   Defensive rebound by Jay Malone  
14:10   LaDavius Draine missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:08   Defensive rebound by Teshaun Hightower  
13:50 +3 Teshaun Hightower made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by K.J. Lawson 10-8
13:38 +2 Leonard Harper-Baker made jump shot, assist by LaDavius Draine 10-10
13:26   Bad pass turnover on Christion Thompson, stolen by Leonard Harper-Baker  
13:14   Out of bounds turnover on Leonard Harper-Baker  
13:02   Lost ball turnover on Kevin Zhang, stolen by Artur Konontsuk  
12:57   Artur Konontsuk missed layup  
12:55   Defensive rebound by Nobal Days  
12:33 +3 Kevin Zhang made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Teshaun Hightower 13-10
12:13   Tyler Stevenson missed jump shot  
12:11   Defensive rebound by Christion Thompson  
12:04   Bad pass turnover on Nic Thomas, stolen by Leonard Harper-Baker  
11:55 +3 Artur Konontsuk made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LaDavius Draine 13-13
11:35   Kevin Zhang missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:33   Defensive rebound by LaDavius Draine  
11:22   Commercial timeout called  
11:22   Commercial timeout called  
11:02   Defensive rebound by Leonard Harper-Baker  
10:35 +2 Jay Malone made jump shot 13-15
10:21   Shooting foul on Jay Malone  
10:21 +1 Nobal Days made 1st of 2 free throws 14-15
10:21 +1 Nobal Days made 2nd of 2 free throws 15-15
9:54   Bad pass turnover on Jay Malone, stolen by Teshaun Hightower  
9:48 +2 Nic Thomas made layup, assist by Teshaun Hightower 17-15
9:21   Gabe Watson missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Kevin Zhang  
9:20   Defensive rebound by Jordan Walker  
9:17   Personal foul on Gabe Watson  
9:15   Lost ball turnover on Jordan Walker, stolen by Leonard Harper-Baker  
9:12   Shooting foul on Kevin Zhang  
9:08 +1 LaDavius Draine made 1st of 2 free throws 17-16
9:08 +1 LaDavius Draine made 2nd of 2 free throws 17-17
8:52 +2 Christion Thompson made jump shot 19-17
8:52   Shooting foul on Artur Konontsuk  
8:52 +1 Christion Thompson made free throw 20-17
8:39   Bad pass turnover on Gabe Watson  
8:28   Teshaun Hightower missed layup, blocked by Artur Konontsuk  
8:26   Defensive rebound by David McCoy  
8:11   Gabe Watson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:09   Offensive rebound by LaDavius Draine  
8:00   LaDavius Draine missed jump shot  
7:58   Offensive rebound by Artur Konontsuk  
7:52   Tyler Stevenson missed jump shot  
7:50   Defensive rebound by Teshaun Hightower  
7:28 +2 Jordan Walker made jump shot 22-17
7:05   LaDavius Draine missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Christion Thompson  
7:03   Defensive rebound by K.J. Lawson  
6:44 +2 K.J. Lawson made layup 24-17
6:44   Shooting foul on David McCoy  
6:44   K.J. Lawson missed free throw  
6:44   Defensive rebound by Tyler Stevenson  
6:15   Jay Malone missed layup, blocked by Christion Thompson  
6:15   Offensive rebound by Southern Miss  
6:13   Shot clock violation turnover on Southern Miss  
5:59   K.J. Lawson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:57   Defensive rebound by LaDavius Draine  
5:42   Leonard Harper-Baker missed jump shot  
5:40   Defensive rebound by Nobal Days  
5:26   Teshaun Hightower missed layup  
5:24   Defensive rebound by Jay Malone  
5:24   Bad pass turnover on Jay Malone, stolen by Jordan Walker  
5:24 +2 Jordan Walker made layup 26-17
4:44   Bad pass turnover on Leonard Harper-Baker, stolen by K.J. Lawson  
4:39   Teshaun Hightower missed layup  
4:37   Defensive rebound by Jay Malone  
4:33 +2 Gabe Watson made jump shot 26-19
4:05   Christion Thompson missed jump shot  
4:03   Defensive rebound by Gabe Watson  
3:56 +2 Gabe Watson made layup 26-21
3:34 +2 Christion Thompson made layup, assist by K.J. Lawson 28-21
3:20   Gabe Watson missed jump shot  
3:18   Defensive rebound by Christion Thompson  
3:11   Jordan Walker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:09   Defensive rebound by Tyler Stevenson  
2:57   Jay Malone missed layup  
2:55   Defensive rebound by Teshaun Hightower  
2:40   Personal foul on Jay Malone  
2:27   Traveling violation turnover on Kevin Zhang  
1:59 +3 Angel Smith made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jay Malone 28-24
1:42 +2 Nic Thomas made finger-roll layup 30-24
1:12   Double dribble turnover on Hunter Dean  
52.0   Nic Thomas missed jump shot  
50.0   Defensive rebound by Angel Smith  
43.0   Jay Malone missed layup, blocked by Kevin Zhang  
41.0   Offensive rebound by Leonard Harper-Baker  
36.0   Tyler Stevenson missed jump shot  
34.0   Defensive rebound by Teshaun Hightower  
36.0   Lost ball turnover on Teshaun Hightower  
16.0   Jay Malone missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14.0   Defensive rebound by Teshaun Hightower  
3.0   Nic Thomas missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1.0   Defensive rebound by Artur Konontsuk  
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:34   Jay Malone missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:32   Defensive rebound by Nobal Days  
19:08 +3 Christion Thompson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by K.J. Lawson 33-24
18:38 +2 Leonard Harper-Baker made layup 33-26
18:29   Bad pass turnover on Jordan Walker  
18:00   Jay Malone missed jump shot  
17:58   Defensive rebound by Nobal Days  
17:41   Teshaun Hightower missed layup  
17:39   Defensive rebound by Tyler Stevenson  
17:23   Offensive foul on Gabe Watson  
17:23   Turnover on Gabe Watson  
17:02   Offensive foul on Christion Thompson  
17:02   Turnover on Christion Thompson  
16:50   Bad pass turnover on Artur Konontsuk, stolen by Christion Thompson  
16:43 +2 Teshaun Hightower made alley-oop shot, assist by K.J. Lawson 35-26
16:28   Gabe Watson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:26   Offensive rebound by Southern Miss  
16:26   Personal foul on Nobal Days  
16:26   LaDavius Draine missed jump shot  
16:24   Defensive rebound by Christion Thompson  
15:51   Jordan Walker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:49   Defensive rebound by Angel Smith  
15:22 +2 Angel Smith made layup 35-28
15:09   Shooting foul on Jay Malone  
15:09 +1 K.J. Lawson made 1st of 2 free throws 36-28
15:09 +1 K.J. Lawson made 2nd of 2 free throws 37-28
14:55   LaDavius Draine missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:53   Defensive rebound by Christion Thompson  
14:35   Kevin Zhang missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:33   Defensive rebound by LaDavius Draine  
14:25 +3 Angel Smith made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jay Malone 37-31
14:10   Teshaun Hightower missed jump shot, blocked by Hunter Dean  
14:05   Offensive rebound by Teshaun Hightower  
14:05 +2 Teshaun Hightower made layup 39-31
14:05   Shooting foul on LaDavius Draine  
14:08 +1 Teshaun Hightower made free throw 40-31
13:42   Bad pass turnover on Angel Smith, stolen by Teshaun Hightower  
13:22   Shooting foul on Angel Smith  
13:22   Personal foul on Leonard Harper-Baker  
13:22   Personal foul on Christion Thompson  
13:22   Teshaun Hightower missed 1st of 2 free throws  
13:22   Teshaun Hightower missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
13:22   Defensive rebound by Leonard Harper-Baker  
12:50   Leonard Harper-Baker missed layup  
12:48   Offensive rebound by Tyler Stevenson  
12:44 +2 Tyler Stevenson made layup 40-33
12:34   K.J. Lawson missed layup  
12:32   Offensive rebound by Kevin Zhang  
12:29 +2 Kevin Zhang made dunk 42-33
12:11   Lost ball turnover on LaDavius Draine, stolen by Christion Thompson  
11:56 +2 Jordan Walker made reverse layup 44-33
11:39   Personal foul on Jordan Walker  
11:19   Shot clock violation turnover on Southern Miss  
10:51   Bad pass turnover on Christion Thompson  
10:33   LaDavius Draine missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:30   Defensive rebound by Tulane  
10:11   Lost ball turnover on Nic Thomas  
9:48   Artur Konontsuk missed jump shot  
9:46   Defensive rebound by Teshaun Hightower  
9:25   Nic Thomas missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:23   Offensive rebound by Nobal Days  
9:21   Out of bounds turnover on Nic Thomas  
8:53 +3 Gabe Watson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jay Malone 44-36
8:28   Teshaun Hightower missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:26   Defensive rebound by Artur Konontsuk  
8:22   Bad pass turnover on Jay Malone  
8:07   Shooting foul on Jay Malone  
8:07 +1 Christion Thompson made 1st of 2 free throws 45-36
8:07 +1 Christion Thompson made 2nd of 2 free throws 46-36
7:39 +2 Artur Konontsuk made layup 46-38
7:13 +3 K.J. Lawson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Christion Thompson 49-38
6:42 +2 David McCoy made jump shot 49-40
6:32   Bad pass turnover on Christion Thompson  
6:20   Artur Konontsuk missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:18   Defensive rebound by Christion Thompson  
6:04   Out of bounds turnover on Teshaun Hightower  
5:48   Angel Smith missed jump shot  
5:46   Defensive rebound by Teshaun Hightower  
5:31 +2 K.J. Lawson made jump shot, assist by Jordan Walker 51-40
5:07   Gabe Watson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:05   Defensive rebound by K.J. Lawson  
4:36 +2 Jordan Walker made layup 53-40
4:02   Angel Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:00   Offensive rebound by Gabe Watson  
3:47   Gabe Watson missed jump shot, blocked by Christion Thompson  
3:45   Defensive rebound by Nobal Days  
3:29   K.J. Lawson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:27   Defensive rebound by David McCoy  
3:20   Angel Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:18   Defensive rebound by K.J. Lawson  
2:53   Christion Thompson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:51   Defensive rebound by Leonard Harper-Baker  
2:45 +2 Tyler Stevenson made layup, assist by Leonard Harper-Baker 53-42
2:37   Shooting foul on David McCoy  
2:37 +1 Teshaun Hightower made 1st of 2 free throws 54-42
2:37   Teshaun Hightower missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
2:37   Defensive rebound by Leonard Harper-Baker  
2:28 +2 Leonard Harper-Baker made layup, assist by David McCoy 54-44
2:13