ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Dwayne Davis’ breakaway layup with 31 seconds remaining in overtime off teammate Michael Craig’s steal gave Southern Miss a 62-60 victory over Georgia Thursday night.
Jerrold Brooks led the Golden Eagles (2-0) with 17 points, and Davis added 14. Southern Miss won its season-opener in overtime as well, beating Western Kentucky 67-64.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led Georgia (1-2) with 17 points, and Nemanja Djurisic added 12.
Georgia scored the first basket of the game on Vincent Williams’ 3-pointer, but the Golden Eagles scored the next 15 points, capped by Neil Watson’s breakaway layup. Southern Miss held the lead until the last 82 seconds.
With just over two minutes remaining in regulation, Georgia trailed 55-50 when the shot-clock buzzer sounded erroneously, stopping play. On the inbounds play, Djurisic hit his second 3-pointer. At 1:49, he tied the game 55-55 with a short jumper. Those were the last points of regulation.