Wichita State Rallies Past Southern Miss 59-51

By: AP, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: AP, posted by Kinch O'Kelley

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Demetric Williams had 17 points and Wichita State scored the final 10 points of the game to defeat Southern Miss 59-51 Saturday night.

Nick Wiggins added 12 points for the Shockers (11-1), who overcame a 12-point second-half deficit, and Cleanthony Early had 10.

Jerrold Brooks led Southern Miss (8-4) with 18 points. Dwayne Davis added 13 and Neil Watson had 12.

After the Golden Eagles took a 51-49 lead on Watson's 3-pointer with 3:22 remaining, Wiggins scored on a layup and a dunk to give Wichita State the lead for good with 2:03 left. Four free throws and a layup by Williams finished the scoring for the Shockers.

Wichita State is 11-1 for the first time since the 2009-10 season when it also won 11 of its first 12 games.

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