HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Jerrold Brooks scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half as Southern Mississippi rallied to defeat UTEP 45-39 Wednesday night.
Each team posted a season low for points.
The Golden Eagles (21-6, 10-2 Conference USA) have won 10 league games for an unprecedented two consecutive years.
Southern Miss led 10-9 before UTEP closed out the first half on a 13-6 run. The Miners led 27-18 with 16:33 left, then went cold.
UTEP didn't make another field goal until Julian Washburn's jumper with 12:52 left gave the Miners a 29-24 lead. Their next field-goal drought lasted more than 9 minutes, as the Golden Eagles went on a 17-2 spree.
Southern Miss shot 33.3 percent (16 of 48), making 5 of 22 3-pointers, while the Miners shot 30 percent (15 of 50) and were only 4 of 26 from long range.
McKenzie Moore's 12 points led UTEP (14-11, 7-5).
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
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