Men’s Basketball: Southern powers past Alabama St. behind great shooting

Men’s Basketball: Southern powers past Alabama St. behind great shooting
Southern forward Darius Williams (No. 12) (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Southern was down early but built a sizable lead behind some nice shooting before Alabama State mounted a comeback in the second half that fell short.

SU MBB vs Alabama State

The Jags (7-13, 4-3 SWAC) outlasted the Hornets (3-16, 2-4 SWAC), 80-71, Saturday at the F.G. Clark Activity Center. It was their fourth win in a row.

Forward Darius Williams led Southern with 14 points. Five Jags scored in double figures. Center Amel Kuljuhovic added 13 points. He didn’t miss from the floor. Guard Brendon Brooks finished with 12. Isaiah Rollins and Montese Blake each chipped in 10.

Williams and Kuljuhovic also each pulled down six rebounds.

The Jags led 42-30 at halftime and extended that to a 19-point advantage at the 14:43 mark in the second half. However, the Hornets chipped away to cut the difference to just three points with about 2:50 remaining but could get no closer.

Southern shot 61% from the floor to Alabama State’s 46%.

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