No. 17 Memphis defeats Samford 65-54
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Samford gave No. 17 Memphis a scare on Saturday night.
Tim Williams had 21 points and six rebounds, and Raijon Kelly added 12 points and five assists, but Samford faded at the end losing 65-54 to the Tigers in an opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament.
Samford (1-3) was within 54-51 with 4:21 to play, but Memphis was able to convert all eight of its free throws in the final minute, part of the Tigers outscoring the Bulldogs 11-3 down the stretch.
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