Final 4OT

New Orleans 78

(1-4, 0-3 away)

Southern Miss 83

(2-4, 2-1 home)

    5:00 PM ET, December 3, 2005

    Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    1 2 OT 2OT 3OT 4OT T
    UNO 27 22 8 10 7 478
    USM 25 24 8 10 7 983

    Top Performers

    New Orleans: W. Williams 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Stl

    Southern Miss: K. Lamonte 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    After four overtimes, Southern Miss. survives against New Orleans

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Kyle LaMonte made three free throws in the final 15 seconds of the fourth overtime to lift Southern Mississippi to an 83-78 over New Orleans on Saturday night.

    Shaun Simpson and Jason Forte then had key baskets to give the Golden Eagles the lead in the fourth OT. LaMonte then sealed it at the foul line in the longest game in Southern Miss history.

    Simpson led Southern Miss (2-4) with 21 points. The Golden Eagles snapped a four-game losing streak.

    Both teams had plenty of chances to win it well before the fourth overtime. LaMonte missed a free throw with 5 seconds remaining in regulation and the game tied 49-49.

    Simpson made two free throws with 5 seconds left in the first overtime to tie it 57-57 and force a second OT.

    James Parlow gave New Orleans a 6-point lead with two 3-pointers in the second overtime, but Southern Miss once again tied it, this time 67-67 on Courtney Beasley's putback with 9 seconds remaining, to force a third overtime.

    From there, Southern Miss led 74-69 with 2 minutes left, but Parlow hit another 3-pointer and a short jumper by teammate Wayne Williams made it 74-74 and forced the fourth OT.

    LaMonte had 14 points, Forte had 13 points and 10 rebounds, Jarekus Singleton had 12 points and Beasley added 11 points for the Golden Eagles. Mildon Ambres had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Southern Miss.

    The Privateers were playing without leading scorer Bo McCalebb, who is out for the season with a broken wrist.

    Williams had 22 points for New Orleans (1-4), Parlow had 18 and Shawn Malloy had 15 off the bench. Jamie McNeilly added 10 points in the Privateers' first four-overtime game since 1983.

    New Orleans has lost four straight.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 78 83
    FG Made-Attempted 28-79 (.354) 31-65 (.477)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-31 (.194) 2-11 (.182)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-21 (.762) 19-28 (.679)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 5

    2005-06 Season

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