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Southern Mississippi beats Mississippi 86-82

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Angelo Johnson scored 23 points, Neil Watson added 18 and Southern Mississippi beat Mississippi 86-82 on Saturday.

Southern Miss (8-2) led for much of the second half but Ole Miss' Terrance Henry tied the game at 76 on a pair of free throws with 1:53 remaining. Watson responded with a 3-pointer to give the Golden Eagles a 79-76 lead and Torye Pelham added an emphatic one-handed jam on the next possession to seal the victory.

Southern Miss shot 49.2 percent from the field (30 of 61), including 53.3 percent (8 of 15) from 3-point range.

Ole Miss (9-2) was led by Henry's 26 points. He shot 10 of 14 from the field. Dundrecous Nelson scored 19 points and Jarvis Summers added 12.

It was the first meeting between the two teams in Hattiesburg since 1994. The loss snapped Ole Miss' six-game winning streak.

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