Gary Flowers scored 18 points to lift the Southern Miss Golden Eagles over the Montana State Bobcats by a 66-62 final in a non-conference tilt.
Angelo Johnson added 12 points for Southern Miss (3-0).
Bobby Howard netted 15 points and pulled down eight rebounds in defeat for Montana State (1-2). The Bobcats also got 13 points from Austin Brown and 11 points from Branden Johnson.
Montana State nailed 7-of-12 three-point attempts in the first half and led 31-25 at intermission.
Southern Miss was able to mount the comeback victory on the strength of 53.8 percent shooting from the floor in the second half.
The Golden Eagles earned a 16-5 edge in points from the foul line and forced 19 turnovers in the clash.
Southern Miss faces William Carey Tuesday at Reed Green Colisuem. Tipoff at 7pm.