Scores

Final

SE Missouri St 53

(4-5, 1-3 OVC)

Samford 68

(4-4, 1-1 Southern)

    8:00 PM ET, December 19, 2005

    1 2 T
    SEMO 30 2353
    SAM 32 3668

    Top Performers

    SE Missouri St: R. Booker 24 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

    Samford: J. Smith 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Samford 68, SE Missouri State 53

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Jerry Smith and Randall Gulina each scored 19 points, leading Samford to a 68-53 victory against Southeast Missouri in Ohio Valley Conference play on Monday night.

    Smith shot 8 of 12 from the field, while Gulina hit 9 of 10 from the free throw line and grabbed six rebounds for the Bulldogs (4-4, 1-1). J. Robert Merritt also reached double figures with 16 points.

    Roy Booker led the Redhawks (4-5, 1-3) with 24 points, shooting 9 of 18 from the field and hitting 5 of 10 3-pointers. Ketshner Guerrier added 10 points and Andrais Thornton had a game-high 10 rebounds.

    Despite being held to 36.7 percent shooting in the first half, Samford led 32-30 at halftime.

    The Bulldogs dominated the second half with 68.4 percent shooting and hitting 5 of 7 from 3-point range.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SEMO
    SAM
    Points 53 68
    FG Made-Attempted 19-52 (.365) 24-49 (.490)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-25 (.320) 10-23 (.435)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-8 (.875) 10-14 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 15

    2005-06 Season

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