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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Richard Pitino, whose father Rick coached Louisville, says there are no additional story lines behind Minnesota's "great win" in the tournament.
Auburn hangs on as New Mexico State misses go-ahead FG
New Mexico State's Trevelin Queen misses a wide-open 3-pointer as Auburn narrowly hangs on to win 78-77.
Missed FTs, late pass cost NMex St in 78-77 loss to Auburn
After a teammate passed up an open layup that could have tied the game, New Mexico State's Terrell Brown was fouled behind the arc and missed two of three free throws as the Aggies dropped a 78-77 heartbreaker Thursday to fifth-seeded Auburn in the...