Scores

Final

Samford 52

(3-3, 1-3 away)

South Alabama 55

(4-1, 3-0 home)

    8:35 PM ET, December 3, 2005

    Mitchell Center, Mobile, Alabama

    1 2 T
    SAM 22 3052
    USA 21 3455

    Top Performers

    Samford: J. Smith 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    South Alabama: C. Christie 16 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    South Alabama 55, Samford 52

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Chey Christie scored all 16 of his points in the second half and had 12 rebounds, leading South Alabama to a 55-52 win over Samford on Saturday.

    South Alabama (4-1) trailed most of the first half, allowing the Bulldogs to lead by as much as 8, before going on a 7-2 run to narrow the gap to 22-21 at halftime.

    The Jaguars gained momentum in the second half, opening with an 11-0 run to take the lead for good and lead by as many as 15 points. South Alabama hit 54.5 percent of its second half shots.

    Samford fought back to cut the lead to three, but could get no closer.

    Jerry Smith led the Bulldogs (3-3) with 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting and scoring two 3-pointers. Smith also had 10 rebounds. J. Robert Merritt added 15 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SAM
    USA
    Points 52 55
    FG Made-Attempted 20-51 (.392) 19-46 (.413)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 7-22 (.318)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-13 (.538) 10-19 (.526)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 13

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