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.
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