Southern Miss defeated Louisiana Tech 63-52 in the second round of the NIT in Hattiesburg, MS.
The Golden Eagles got excellent play from guards Dwayne Davis and Jerrold Brooks who scored 13 points each while combing for 7 assists and 11 rebounds.
Donnie Tyndall's crew held Bulldog guard Raheem Appleby to 17 points. He scored 27 in a round one victory over Florida State in Tallahassee.
Rashard McGill and Jonathan Mills each had 10 points and 8 rebounds.
Southern Miss will host BYU in the third round Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT.