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Southern Miss narrowly holds off Lamar 66-63

December 16, 2020 GMT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Artur Konontsuk scored 15 points, including two free throws with 9.2 seconds left, Tae Hardy added 13 points and Southern Miss held off Lamar 66-63 Tuesday night.

Lamar’s Davion Buster missed a 3-pointer with three seconds left and Konontsuk wrapped up the rebound to preserve the wire-to-wire win. Justin Johnson chipped in 8 points for the Golden Eagles who led by as many as 13 deep into the second half.

Kasen Harrison made a pair of foul shots with 25 seconds left to help the Cardinals (1-5) pull within 1. Buster led Lamar with 19 points, adding 3-for-10 shooting from beyond the arc, Ellis Jefferson added 10 points. Harrison scored seven and had eight assists.

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Tyler Stevenson had 12 rebounds and seven points for Southern Miss (2-3).

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