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Southern Miss Drops Heartbreaker at Marshall, 88-84

Jonathan Mills had 13 points and eight rebounds.

Jonathan Mills had 13 points and eight rebounds.

March 5, 2013

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Dwayne Davis scored a career-high 35 points, but it was not enough as Southern Miss fell in a heartbreaker, 88-84, at Marshall Tuesday night.

The loss dropped the Golden Eagles to 22-8 overall, 11-4 in Conference USA.

Davis also had five rebounds, four assists and four steals. Jonathan Mills had 13 points and a game-high eight rebounds and Jerrold Brooks added 12 points and five rebounds.

Marshall, which ranks last in the league in free throw percentage, connected on 24-of-31 (77.4%) from the charity stripe while Southern Miss hit just 56.7-percent (17-of-30).

However, the second-place Golden Eagles (22-8, 11-4), who came in having won four of five games, rallied to pull ahead 74-73 on Neil Watson's three -pointer.

Tied for the eighth time, at 79-79 with 1:03 left, Nigel Spikes made two free throws, Scarver hit four straight and Pittman was 3 of 4, his final foul shot missing with 1 second left.

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