Morehead State knocks off Southern Mississippi

Published 10:10 pm Saturday, November 28, 2015

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) – Miguel Dicent and Corban Collins scored 12 points apiece and Morehead State knocked off Southern Mississippi 61-46 on Saturday.

Dicent added five rebounds and four assists. Collins had four assists and three steals.

Southern Miss (0-4) struggled throughout the first half to even get shots off – the Golden Eagles made 4 of just 15 attempts and turned it over 11 times with 13 fouls before the break. They got down 17-3 and trailed 30-16 at intermission.

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It didn’t get much better after the break. Morehead State (4-1) scored the first seven points of the second half and another seven-point spurt – including a 3-pointer by Lyonell Gaines – pushed the lead over 20.

Robert Thomas III led Southern Miss with 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting with three 3-pointers. His teammates combined to go 7 of 28 (25 percent).