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.
Leaving early for the NBA is a risky decision. Some players -- Skal Labissiere, Dejounte Murray -- slid in the draft. Some -- Isaiah Taylor, Troy Williams -- weren't drafted at all.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
The Tar Heels could lose Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks after next season. Coach Roy Williams has nearly every top-10 2017 prospect on his board.
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