DALLAS -- Dwayne Davis scored 17 points to lead Southern Mississippi over SMU 74-40 Wednesday night, extending a winning streak to six games.
Davis was 6 of 10 from the field. Rashard McGill scored 14 points, and Jerrold Brooks and Cedric Jenkins scored 10 points apiece. Jonathan Mills had nine rebounds for the Golden Eagles (14-4, 3-0 Conference USA).
SMU (11-8, 1-3) led 32-26 at halftime. At 16:57 in the second half, McGill tied the game at 36 with a layup and a 3-pointer to put Southern Mississippi ahead. SMU came within one point, but the Golden Eagles remained in the lead.
Southern Mississippi shot 49 percent from the field, while SMU shot 46.9 percent. SMU outrebounded Southern Mississippi 33-27.
Dillon Brooks, who led Oregon with 16.7 points per game last season, will opt out of the NBA draft process and return to the Ducks, a source told ESPN.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
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