TROY, Ala. (AP) Cortez Edwards scored 26 points on 11-of-16 shooting from the floor to propel Southern Miss to an 81-66 victory over Troy on Thursday night.
The Golden Eagles (3-0) shot 53 percent from the floor, including 45 percent (13 of 29) from 3-point range. Edwards nailed 4 of his 6 shots from distance and added six rebounds and five assists. Tyree Griffin totaled 10 points, nine assists and five rebounds, while Leonard Harper-Baker chipped in with 10 points and eight boards.
Charles Norman came off the bench to hit 5 of 6 from beyond the arc and score 16 for the Trojans (1-3). Alex Hicks had 13 points and eight rebounds, B.J. Miller scored 11 and Jordon Varnado contributed 10 rebounds and nine points.