Conference USA player of the week Leonard Harper-Baker had 10 points and eight rebounds for Southern Miss (14-9, 6-5). The Golden Eagles shot 58 percent from the field -- 70 percent on 2-point tries -- in winning their third straight conference game.
Florida Atlantic's Aleksandar Zecevic created the last of the game's eight ties, 69-all with 2:03 to go. The Owls did not score again until Anthony Adger made a layup and free throw to trail 73-72 with four seconds remaining. The Owls fouled LaDavius Draine with :03 to go. He missed the first and made the second for the final margin.
In a game with few fouls (23 total), Southern Miss's only two missed free throws came in the final 29 seconds. The Golden Eagles were 7 of 9 from the line and FAU made 4 of 5.
Florida Atlantic made 14 of 36 3-pointers (39 percent) and Southern Miss went 7 for 19 (37 percent).
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