Green nails game-winner in OT as Middle Tennessee rallies
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Antonio Green scored 16 points and banged home a deep 3-pointer from the left elbow as Middle Tennessee battled past Southern Miss 65-62 in overtime on Saturday, the season ender for both teams.
Green, who was 5-for-15 shooting with four 3-pointers, missed a potential winning shot in the paint as regulation ended 54-54, and was given the green light to take the 3 in overtime.
Middle Tennessee (8-23, 4-14 Conference USA) has defeated Southern Miss (9-22, 5-13) in all three meetings this season. Neither team qualified for the C-USA tournament.
Gabe Watson led the Golden Eagles with 24 points on 9-for-20 shooting, Leonard Harper-Baker scored 10 and grabbed 12 rebounds for Southern Miss After a second half that featured six ties, Harper-Baker made a layup to even the contest at 54 with 35 seconds remaining, setting up OT.
C.J. Jones had 12 points for Middle Tennessee, Jayce Johnson added eight rebounds. Jo’Vontae Millner had seven rebounds.
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