Samford 84, Jacksonville St. 75

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Bryan Boerjan scored 21 points for the
Bulldogs to lead Samford to a 84-75 victory over Jacksonville State
on Tuesday.

J. Robert Merritt added 20 points for Samford (15-11, 10-5 Ohio
Valley Conference) and Randall Gulina had 13. Jon Mills and Jerry
Smith each added 11 for the Bulldogs. The team shot 62.8 percent
from the field.

The score tied seven times in the first half but the Bulldogs
never trailed. Samford led 35-30 at the half.

Walker Russell led the Gamecocks (7-21, 2-13) with 21 points and
had a game-high six rebounds and game-high five assists. Anthony
Wilson added 20 and shot 3-of-5 from 3-point range. Brandon Davis
scored 13 points, Tim Lewis had 11 and B.J. Spencer added 10. The
Gamecocks shot 55.8 percent from the field.