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Tulane 72, No. 25 Southern Miss. 67, OT

February 22, 1996

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Barbara Farris had 20 points and 14 rebounds Wednesday night to lead Tulane to a 72-67 victory over No. 25 Southern Mississippi.

After regulation ended with the score tied at 62-all, Farris put Tulane ahead to stay with a layup with 2:47 left in overtime. Senior Christy Thomaskutty, playing in her final home game for the Lady Green Wave, hit four throws in overtime.

It was the fourth overtime game for Tulane (19-8, 8-5 Conference USA), which set a school record for victories in a season.

Brandy Reed scored 23 points and had 16 rebounds to lead Southern Mississippi (20-5, 11-2).

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