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.