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Southern Miss vs East Carolina Recap - Southern Miss Wins 86-82

Southern Miss got 23 points from Dwayne Davis en route to an 86-82 victory over East Carolina on Saturday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

The winning margin fell right on the closing number of 4, meaning the game was a push for bettors.

Southern Miss got 17 points from Neil Watson and another 14 points from Jonathan Mills. Neil Watson contributed 3 assists, while Neil Watson cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

East Carolina got a 25-point performance from Akeem Richmond, who was supported by 22 points from Miguel Paul. Miguel Paul had 8 assists in a losing cause for East Carolina, while Robert Sampson grabbed 13 rebounds.

Southern Miss hit the break trailing 35-31 before taking care of business in the second half.

Southern Miss had a 40-30 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.