Darnell Dodson reinstated at So. Miss

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Southern Mississippi guard Darnell Dodson has been reinstated to the basketball team and is eligible to play immediately.

The 6-foot-7 senior transferred to Southern Miss from Kentucky last January, but was dismissed from the program after pleading guilty to grand larceny last spring, according to the Hattiesburg American.

Southern Miss released a statement on Friday afternoon that said Dodson "has served his suspension with the university, fulfilled all obligations and is eligible to return to campus." The statement says he will enroll in January and is expected to graduate in May.

Southern Miss (7-2) will host Mississippi (9-1) on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Eagles have won five of their past six games.