HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Daveo Boardingham scored 15 points and pulled down 9 rebounds to lead Southern Mississippi to a 67-51 win over Jackson State Friday.
Jackson State battled for the lead in the first half and took it for a 31-28 advantage at the break. The Golden Eagles were shooting only 32% in the first half. That changed in the second as they were 9 for 20 (45%). They tied the score at 35 with 16:49 remaining, and then gradually pulled away.
Southern Miss outscored Jackson State 39-20 in the second half. The Tigers went the other direction as they dropped to 27% shooting in the final half.
Javeres Brent led Jackson State with 11 points.
Michigan has hired assistant basketball coaches Billy Donlon and Saddi Washington.
Duke and Cincinnati, 2016 NCAA tournament teams, highlight the eight-team field for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.
NCAA champion Villanova will play Notre Dame and Pittsburgh will play Penn State in the inaugural Never Forget Tribute Classic at Prudential Center on Dec. 10.
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