HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Neil Watson scored 18 points, including the game-tying 3-pointer to force overtime, as Southern Mississippi defeated Georgia State 75-65 on Saturday.
Southern Mississippi (8-1) led for most of the contest before Georgia State (3-6) took a 55-54 lead with 3:29 left. The Panthers went up 59-54 before Southern Mississippi erased the deficit in the final 56 seconds.
Aaron Brown hit a 3-pointer before Watson made 1 of 2 free throws to come within 60-58 with 13 seconds left. Georgia State's Devonta White then made 1 of 2 free throws, leaving the door open for Watson's game-tying 3-pointer.
Southern Mississippi took control in overtime, outscoring Georgia State 14-4. The Panthers were just 1 of 11 from the field in the extra session.
Ryan Harrow scored 20 points for Georgia State.