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.
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
The Privateers were playing without leading scorer Bo McCalebb,
who is out for the season with a broken wrist.
New Orleans has lost four straight.