HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Neil Watson led four players in double digits, scoring 19 points with five assists as Southern Miss defeated Morehead State 74-60 Wednesday night. Michael Craig scored 11 points and had nine rebounds, Chip Armelin had 10 points and Daveon Boardingham came off the bench to put up 12.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks beat the New Orleans Pelicans 100-97 Wednesday night. Nowitzki gave Dallas the lead with a free throw to make the score 98-97 with 32.3 seconds left.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU says Zach Mettenberger's playing career with the Tigers is officially over. Mettenberger injured his left knee while unloading a 32-yard completion in the fourth quarter of LSU's 31-27 victory over Arkansas last Friday. University officials say Mettenberger will require surgery.
RUSTON, La. (AP) - Kasey Shepherd scored a career-high 22 to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to an 89-80 victory at Louisiana Tech on Wednesday night. Lafayette not only snapped Louisiana Tech's six-game winning streak, but also ended the Bulldogs' 19-game home winning streak, which was the sixth-longest in the nation.
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