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Postseason NIT - Charleston Southern vs Southern Miss Wrap - Southern Miss Wins 78-71

Jonathan Mills scored 16 points leading Southern Miss to a 78-71 victory over Charleston Southern at Reed Green Coliseum on Wednesday.

Southern Miss won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 11.5-point spread.

Southern Miss got 15 points from Dwayne Davis and another 14 points from Jerrold Brooks. Neil Watson contributed 5 assists, while Jonathan Mills cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Charleston Southern got 24 points from Saah Nimley in a losing cause and another 18 points from Arlon Harper. Saah Nimley contributed 5 assists for them, while Paul Gombwer had 6 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Southern Miss were victorious, as the score was 36-32 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Charleston Southern as they grabbed 34 boards, while Southern Miss only had 30.