Southern Miss tops North Texas in overtime 75-71

DENTON, Texas (AP) Chip Armelin scored a career-high 30, including a key 3-pointer in overtime, to lift Southern Miss over North Texas 75-71 on Saturday.

Jordan Williams made 1 of 2 from the line to put North Texas up one with 1:50 left in overtime, but Southern Miss (6-12, 1-6 Conference USA) scored the next six points - including Armelin's trey - for the win.

Armelin was 10 of 17 from the floor, including 4 of 9 beyond the arc. Norville Carey added 18 points and 12 boards.

North Texas (8-11, 2-5) took advantage of two 3-pointers by Maurice Aniefiok late in the first to lead 37-29 at the break.

Southern Miss came back and finally tied it at 55 with 4:02 left on Matt Bingaya's three-point play. Carey's 3-pointer with four seconds left forced overtime.

Williams led North Texas with 19 points. Jeremy Combs had 17 points and nine boards and Aniefiok finished with 16.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.