HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Cortez Edwards scored 13 of his 22 points in the first half and Southern Miss got off to a big start and defeated Alabama A&M 69-54 on Wednesday night.
Alabama A&M scored the first four points of the game but the Golden Eagles reeled off the next 11 and followed a Bulldogs' basket by scoring 12 more to lead 23-6 midway through the first half. Southern Mississippi shot 53 percent and opened a 44-23 lead at the break.
The difference in the second half never dipped below double figures.
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