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Southern Miss powers past Alcorn State 80-49

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Jonathan Mills scored 19 points off the bench and Southern Mississippi won its eighth straight game by overpowering Alcorn State in the second half of an 80-49 victory Thursday night.

The Golden Eagles (12-2) trailed 20-10 with 8:26 left in the first half before rallying for a 31-26 halftime lead.

In the second half, Southern Miss shot 47.2 percent from the field (17 of 36) while holding the Braves to 21.4 percent (6 of 28).

Alcorn State (3-9) made only 15 field goals in 50 attempts for the game and was 1 of 12 from long range. The Braves made 18 of 23 free throws.

Darnell Dodson added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Golden Eagles, who had a 56-30 rebounding advantage.

Xavian Rimmer scored 12 of his 18 points for Alcorn State in the first half and Kendrick McDonald added 16 points, hitting 10 of 12 foul shots.

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