Middle Tennessee sneaks by Southern Miss, 62-61
Middle Tennessee (10-7, 3-1 Conference USA) led by as many as nine in the second half, but Southern Miss battled back to take a three point lead on a 3-pointer by Chip Armelin with 6:57 left.
The Golden Eagles (5-10, 0-4) would hold that lead until the final 40 seconds, when Upshaw hit a driving layup that put the Blue Raiders back in front by one, 62-61.
Armelin led the Golden Eagles with 18 points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Suarez added 14 points.