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Louisiana Tech beats Southern Miss 93-65 in season finale

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 4, 2017 at 2:10 p.m.

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RUSTON, La. (AP) — Jalen Harris made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, Erik McCree scored 18 points, and Louisiana Tech hit a season-high 14 3-pointers to beat Southern Mississippi 93-65 in its regular-season finale on Saturday.

Jacobi Boykins added 17 points with four 3-pointers, Joniah White had 10 points, and the Bulldogs (22-9, 14-4) are the No. 2 seed in next week's Conference USA Tournament.

Up by 16 at halftime, the Bulldogs led by 24, 65-41, after Boykins' 3 capped a 7-0 run. Southern Miss closed to 17, 71-54, after an 11-3 run capped by Quinton Campbell's 3-pointer with 10:54 left. Jy'lan Washington's 3 with 2:32 to play gave Louisiana Tech a 30-point lead.

Watts' free throw put the Golden Eagles up 9-8, but Harris' 3 capped a 10-0 Bulldogs run and Louisiana Tech led 49-33 at halftime.

Campbell scored 19 for the Golden Eagles (9-21, 6-12), who for the first time since a two-year ban, are headed to the conference tournament. Raheem Watts added 12.

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