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

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.