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Southern Miss holds off Texas-San Antonio 70-66

Chip Armelin (13) led USM with 21 points vs. UTSA. Photo by Daniel Brown. Chip Armelin (13) led USM with 21 points vs. UTSA. Photo by Daniel Brown.

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Chip Armelin scored 21 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, to lift Southern Miss to a 70-66 win over Texas-San Antonio on Thursday night.

Matt Bingaya contributed 17 points while dishing out a career-high 10 assists and Shadell Millinghaus sank four 3-pointers as Southern Miss (8-19, 3-13 Conference USA) shot 46.4 percent from the floor on 56 attempts to snap a two-game skid and avenge a Jan. 8 loss to UTSA. It was Bingaya's fourth double-double of the season.

After blowing a nine-point halftime advantage, Southern Miss retook the lead the lead for good during a 16-3 run late in the second half that included Armelin's go-ahead 3. The run ended with the Golden Eagles ahead 66-58 with 1:22 left.

Ryan Bowie led Texas-San Antonio (13-3, 7-8) with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Keon Lewis added 16 points and Jeromie Hill had 12 and nine rebounds.

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