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Postseason NIT - Southern Miss vs Missouri Final: 71-63 - Recap

Postseason NIT - Southern Miss vs Missouri Final: 71-63 - Recap

Southern Miss got 18 points from Neil Watson as they ran past Missouri 71-63 on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.

Bettors who backed Southern Miss were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 4.5 at sportsbooks.

Aaron Brown had 16 points for Southern Miss and Michael Craig chipped in with 12 points. Neil Watson had 7 assists for them, while Michael Craig was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Missouri got a 22-point performance from Earnest Ross, who was supported by 13 points from Jordan Clarkson. Jordan Clarkson had 5 assists in a losing cause for Missouri, while Johnathan Williams, III grabbed 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Southern Miss were victorious, as the score was 34-29 at the break.

Southern Miss won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 34-29.