HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Angelo Johnson scored 17 points and Southern Miss defeated New Mexico State 74-66 on Sunday.
The Golden Eagles (5-2) forced 13 of New Mexico State's 19 turnovers in the first half and led 40-26 at intermission.
The Aggies (5-3) cut it to seven, 69-62, late in the second half but Neil Watson of Southern Miss went 5 of 7 from the free throw line in the final 1:01.
LaShay Page added 16 points and Watson finished with 15, including 7-for-9 shooting from the foul line, for the Golden Eagles.
It was the second time in eight days Southern Miss beat the Aggies, the first an 80-72 win in the semifinals of the Great Alaska Shootout on Nov. 25.