Scores

Final

Murray State 47

(7-6, 2-1 OVC)

Samford 55

(8-6, 3-0 Southern)

    8:00 PM ET, January 13, 2005

    1 2 T
    MURR 27 2047
    SAM 24 3155

    Top Performers

    Murray State: D. Hopkins 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

    Samford: J. Merritt 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl

    Samford 55, Murray State 47

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- J. Robert Merritt scored 18 points to help Samford beat Murray State 55-47 on Thursday night.

    Murray State (7-6, 2-1 Ohio Valley Conference) hit 60 percent of its 3-point shots and left Samford trailing 27-24 at halftime. The Bulldogs (8-6, 3-0) came from behind to score 31 points, hitting 57.9 percent of their shots in the second half.

    Jerry Smith had 12 points and Bryan Boerjan had 11 for the Bulldogs. Merritt hit 4-of-8 from 3-point range.

    Darnell Hopkins hit 3-of-5 from behind the arc to lead Murray State with 18 points and Keith Jenifer added 10 points. Shawn Witherspoon had six rebounds for the Racers, who dominated the boards 26-15.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MURR
    SAM
    Points 47 55
    FG Made-Attempted 20-38 (.526) 19-37 (.514)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-5 (.600) 10-15 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 13

    2004-05 Season

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