Southern Miss wins off last-second shot in OT
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss hosted Florida International Thursday night and had themselves a ball game.
Things weren't really going well in the first half. But, the Golden Eagles turned things around and came back. The Golden Eagles took the game into overtime and won 69-66, thanks to an incredible last-second shot by guard, D’Angelo Richardson.
"I was happy I got that second shot. I thought the first one was going in, but then I missed. I was like dang. And, I was like I got to get it back. So when I got it back, I was hoping I can get a steal to shoot another one. But, once he passed it back, I figured that was my moment. So, I just capitalized on it for us," said Richardson.
The team finished the game strong, but had a sluggish offensive showing in the first half.
Head coach, Doc Sadler motivated his team to step up.
One of those players who did was forward, Quinton Campbell who had a career-high 28 points.
"I did not want to lose. I wanted that game too bad, way too bad. Because, we've worked too hard this whole year not to go to conference. We've worked too hard. No matter what our record says, we come here and we work every single day to be the best we can be. In my mind set, we weren't going to lose," said Campbell.
Southern Miss will have its senior night Saturday as they host Florida Atlantic in their last home game of the regular season.
Tipoff is at 4 p.m.