Southern Miss defeats Weber State 68-49

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP)—Jeremy Wise scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half to lead Southern Mississippi to a 68-49 win over Weber State on Tuesday night.

The Golden Eagles (8-4) shot 63 percent from the floor (15 of 24) in the second half to win the final game of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic.

Wise scored 13 of the Golden Eagles’ first 15 points and had the assist on the other basket. He also extended his school-record streak for consecutive free throws made to 38, hitting 4-of-4.

Southern Miss, which won its fourth straight game, took a 30-21 lead into halftime and led by as many as 28 points in the second half. The Golden Eagles shot 54.9 percent for the game (28-for-51), while the Wildcats (6-6) were 18-for-42 (42.9 percent).

Courtney Beasley added 18 points for Southern Miss and Craig Craft had 13.

Damian Lillard led Weber State with 14 points.

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