USM Upset on the Court

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jarvis Bradley scored 19 points and McNeese State snapped Southern Miss' five-game winning streak with a 63-57 upset this afternoon.

Bradley hit a free throw to complete a three-point play with 1:31 left to break a 55-55 tie and the Cowboys (6-5) hit five of six free throws to take the victory and snap a two-game losing streak.

Southern Miss beat its opponents by more than 24 points a game while sweeping the Gulf Coast Classic last week.

But the Golden Eagles struggled offensively today, hitting just 30 percent their shots and finishing with 19 field goals.

Jeremy Wise scored 25 points for Southern Miss and hit 14 of the Golden Eagles' first 16 points.

McNeese State's Rorey Lawrence and John Pichon each added 13 points while R.L. Horton and Brandon Cooks scored 10 points apiece for Southern Miss.

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