Southern Mississippi 70, North Dakota State 69
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Aaron Brown had 18 points to lead Southern Miss to a 70-69 victory over North Dakota State on Monday night.
Neil Watson hit a 3-pointer with 1:29 to give Southern Miss (3-0) a 70-66 lead and all the points it would need to hang on for the win.The score was on tied five different occasions in the second half -- including 65-65 with 3:44 to go -- but Southern Miss never allowed North Dakota State take the lead.
The Bison (1-2) had one final attempt down 70-69 with 1.8 seconds to play, but Watson stole the ball from TrayVonn Wright following the inbounds pass and time expired.
Wright led all scorers with 21 points and also recorded a game-high 12 rebounds for the Golden Eagles. Mike Felt added 15 points on 4-of-9 shooting from 3-point range.
South Dakota State 83, Southwest Minnesota State 62
BROOKINGS, S.D. (gojacks.com) - Five Jackrabbits scored in double figures and two posted double-doubles as South Dakota State cruised to an 83-62 win over Southwest Minnesota State for its first win of the season in front of 2,521 fans at Frost Arena.
Along with the offensive explosion, the Jackrabbits finished with a 48-37 edge on the glass in improving to 1-3 on the season. SDSU shot a season-high 52.5 percent from the floor, 31 of 59, and went 7 of 22 from long range, 31.8 percent.
led the Jacks on both fronts, scoring a game-high 21 points and grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. also posted a double-double, the first of his career, finishing with career-highs with 13 points and 11 rebounds. scored 16 points, 13 and a career-high 10 points off the bench.