MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Donovan Sims sank two winning free throws with 0.7 seconds on the clock and Jayce Johnson intercepted a last-gasp pass as Middle Tennessee held on to snap an 11-game losing streak on Saturday night topping Southern Miss 65-63.
Sims finished with 13 points, making 7-of-8 at the line and also had five steals. C.J. Jones posted 17 points to lead the Blue Raiders (5-16, 1-7 Conference USA). Jayce Johnson added eight points and eight rebounds.
Middle Tennessee scored 19 points off 15 turnovers and racked up 11 steals.