Scores

Final OT

W Kentucky 64

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Southern Miss 67

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    8:30 PM ET, November 10, 2012

    Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    1 2 OT T
    WKU 22 36 664
    USM 30 28 967

    Top Performers

    Western Kentucky: J. Crook 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Southern Miss: M. Craig 13 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Southern Miss. 67, W. Kentucky 64

    Associated Press

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Four free throws by Deon Edwin gave Southern Mississippi a definitive lead in overtime and the Golden Eagles made four of six free throws in the waning seconds to take a 67-64 win from Western Kentucky in each team's season opener.

    In overtime, Western Kentucky jumped ahead on Kevin Kaspar's 3-pointer. Norville Carey cut the lead to 61-59 with a free throw, setting up Edwin's go-ahead freebies.

    The Hilltoppers leapfrogged Southern Miss for a 56-55 lead late with a 15-4 run. The Golden Eagles clawed back for a 58-56 advantage, but George Fant made two free throws with 1:22 left for an overtime-inducing tie.

    The Golden Eagles led by as much as 24-10 with about six minutes left in the first half, but the Hilltoppers cut the lead to 30-22 by halftime.

    The win was the first for new Southern Miss coach Donnie Tyndall.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WKU
    USM
    Points 64 67
    FG Made-Attempted 21-64 (.328) 22-60 (.367)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-26 (.231) 2-14 (.143)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-30 (.533) 21-30 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 28 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 14

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