Jamar Sandifer and Richard Lee added 13 points apiece for the Jaguars (4-9), Aaron Ray had 12 and Christopher Thomas 10. Ali had 10 points and 11 rebounds as Southern had a 62-38 advantage on the boards, 22-6 on the offensive end.
With Thomas scoring eight of his 10 points in the first 3 1/2 minutes the Jags led 12-5. After the Royals go back-to-back 3s from White, Southern went on 21-2 run to lead by 20 and closed the half with a 12-3 spurt to make it 47-24.
The second half started with a 12-0 run. When it was over, all 11 Jaguars scored and grabbed multiple rebounds and 10 had assists. They turned 16 turnovers into 20 points.
Bryant's 19 points help UAB hold off New Orleans, 75-68
Zack Bryant scored 19 points and Tavin Lovan and Jalen Perry each added 13 as UAB held off New Orleans to earn a 75-68 victory Wednesday night.
No. 15 Syracuse renews rivalry with UConn
Syracuse and Connecticut, former members of the Big East Conference, will renew their rivalry when they meet for the 95th time in the semifinals of the 2K Empire Classic, benefiting the Wounded Warrior Foundation, at Madison Square Garden on Friday.
Hofstra runs away from winless North Carolina A&T, 92-72
Justin Wright-Foreman scored 22 points and all five starters scored in double figures as Hofstra turned away North Carolina A&T with a 92-72 victory on Wednesday night.