New Mexico State vs Southern Miss

Southern Miss. 74, New Mexico St. 66


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Angelo Johnson scored 17 points and Southern Miss defeated New Mexico State 74-66 on Sunday.

The Golden Eagles (5-2) forced 13 of New Mexico State's 19 turnovers in the first half and led 40-26 at intermission.

The Aggies (5-3) cut it to seven, 69-62, late in the second half but Neil Watson of Southern Miss went 5 of 7 from the free throw line in the final 1:01.

LaShay Page added 16 points and Watson finished with 15, including 7-for-9 shooting from the foul line, for the Golden Eagles.

It was the second time in eight days Southern Miss beat the Aggies, the first an 80-72 win in the semifinals of the Great Alaska Shootout on Nov. 25.

New Mexico State was by Christian Kabongo with 21 points on Sunday. Wendell McKines added 15 points, including his career 1,000th on his first field goal of the game for the Aggies.

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New Mexico State Aggies
W. McKines, F276-111-251415
T. Watson, F222-50-04224
H. Rahman, C263-40-25026
C. Kabongo, G346-177-1063421
H. Laroche, G295-50-031412
B. Sy232-60-04024
D. Mullings161-20-01032
T. Nephawe141-20-01032
R. Dixon70-00-02000
T. de Rouen20-00-00000
Totals 26-528-143372466
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
M. Bolden, F343-92-35259
T. Pelham, F222-42-49136
L. Page, G396-151-211016
A. Johnson, G365-126-754317
R. McGill, G111-50-05022
N. Watson304-107-912015
J. Mills223-73-55139
C. Jenkins60-10-01000
Totals 24-6321-3042111674
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern0-08-235
Georgia St.0-07-3227
Coast. Car.0-05-5184
S. Alabama0-05-5283
Texas St.0-05-5334
App. St.0-05-6272
Arkansas St.0-03-7343
Little Rock0-02-8299

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.0-07-114
La. Tech0-07-394
Old Dominion0-07-365
So. Miss0-06-4269
Western Ky.0-06-451
North Texas0-06-5247
UT-San Antonio0-06-5248
Other games
Baylor 69 Final
Nwstern 41
UNLV 70 Final
Wich St 89
California 63 Final