Umude leads Southern past Alabama A&M 59-49

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sidney Umude scored 18 points with eight rebounds and Richard Lee scored 12 and Southern beat Alabama A&M 59-49 on Saturday night to end a two-game skid.

Lee’s 3-pointer with 16:43 before intermission gave the Jaguars (5-22, 4-10 Southwestern Athletic Conference) a 6-5 lead and they never trailed again. Lee’s basket marked the beginning of an 18-5 run in which he made three 3s. Southern led 36-28 at halftime.

Brandon Miller and Evan Wiley led Alabama A&M (5-22, 4-9) with nine points each and the Bulldogs struggled shooting going 19 of 49 (38.8 percent) from the field. Alabama A&M now has dropped three straight and five of the last six.