Southern Miss beats La Salle, 76-72 in OT
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP)—Jeremy Wise scored a game-high 25 points Saturday to rally Southern Mississippi to a 76-72 overtime victory over La Salle at the Paradise Jam.
The quick junior guard, who went 8-for-17 from the field playing all 45 minutes, also grabbed four rebounds and dished four assists. Craig Craft added 18 points, connecting with four of six shots from behind the arc.
The Golden Eagles, who trailed 36-22 at halftime, steadily clawed their way back during the second half.
The teams ended regulation tied at 65, helped by Vernon Goodridge’s two failed free throw attempts with 1.8 seconds remaining.
Southern Miss dominated overtime with 66.7 percent shooting, holding La Salle to 42.9 percent.
Rodney Green led the Explorers with 22 points and six rebounds. Barrett Kimmani added 15 points.
Southern Miss fell to No. 17 Miami, 70-60, in the Jam’s opening round.