GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Dwayne Davis scored seven of his 23 points in overtime to help Southern Mississippi reach 20 wins for the fourth consecutive season by defeating East Carolina 86-82 Saturday night.
A jumper by Davis put the Golden Eagles (20-6, 9-2 Conference USA) ahead 80-79 with 1:45 remaining in overtime. He added two free throws on Southern Mississippi's next possession and made 1 of 2 with 15 seconds left after the Pirates (14-10, 5-6) closed it to 83-82 on Robert Sampson's 3-pointer.
Davis' two free throws tied the game at 71 with 28 seconds left in regulation, and it went to overtime when East Carolina's Marshall Guilmette missed a jumper with 3 seconds left.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
|Texas San Antonio||3-15||13||5-27|