Tigers Fall to Southern Miss 71-63 in NIT

Neil Watson scored 18 points and Aaron Brown added 16 to help Southern Mississippi beat Missouri 71-63 in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament on Sunday. Southern Mississippi (29-6) has won eight of its past nine games and will play at No. 1 seed Minnesota on Tuesday for the right to go to the semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Jeremiah Eason's layup broke a 14-14 tie with 9:34 remaining in the first half and the Golden Eagles led the rest of the way. Missouri cut its deficit to three points on a 3-pointer by Earnest Ross with 14:41 left, but the Tigers could get no closer. Ross scored 22 points while Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson both added 13 for Missouri (23-12).

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Quarterback Blake Hulsey. Last year as a junior, Blake completed 244 passes on 340 attempts for 3,316 yards, 28 touchdowns and just six interceptions. That's a completion percentage of 71.76 percent and rating of 130.242. He also carried the ball 148 times for 664 yards and 18 touchdowns. Blake also averaged more than 40 yards per punt.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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I have been behind the microphone for 10 years now. In the course of time, I have covered many elections and have seen first-hand how bruising and hurtful campaigns can be to people. None have been as difficult to watch, however, as the annexation battle in Washington--which pitted good people who care about their community against good people who care about their community.

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SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 54 min ago

The Cardinals play game-two of their three-game set against the Reds tonight. St. Louis is 67-and-57 and sits two-and-a-half games behind Milwaukee for first place in the NL Central. The Cards will march John Lackey out to the mound. Lackey is 1-and-1 in three starts since being traded from Boston. Cincinnati counters with 12-and-8 Alfredo Simon.