Scores

Final

Murray State 50

(5-3, 3-1 OVC)

Samford 61

(5-4, 2-1 Southern)

    8:00 PM ET, December 21, 2005

    1 2 T
    MURR 29 2150
    SAM 34 2761

    Top Performers

    Murray St: P. Griffith 19 Pts, 1 Blk

    Samford: T. Peterson 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Samford 61, Murray State 50

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Travis Peterson scored 18 points and Randall Gulina added 17 to lead Samford to a 61-50 victory over Murray State on Wednesday night.

    Three Samford (5-4, 2-1 Ohio Valley Conference) players scored in double digits and Peterson's career-high 18 points was on 7-of-11 shooting.

    "This was a complete effort from our team on both ends of the court and I thought that this was our best game of the season," Samford head coach Jimmy Tillette said. "Earlier, we would put together a good half, but then struggled for awhile, but now I think that we are more determined to do what we need to do to win games."

    Murray State (5-3, 3-1) withstood a 10-2 start from the Bulldogs and eventually took a 27-19 lead with 3:35 left in the first half.

    A Samford rally sparked by Ryan Woolsey, Jerry Smith and Gulina tied the score at 27-27.

    Woolsey gave the Bulldogs the lead for good, closing out the half with a 3-pointer and a pair of lay-ups to give Samford a 34-29 lead.

    Pearson Griffith scored 19 points to lead the Racers and was the only Murray State player to reach double figures. Shawn Witherspoon led the team with seven rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MURR
    SAM
    Points 50 61
    FG Made-Attempted 21-49 (.429) 24-44 (.545)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-17 (.176) 12-24 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-8 (.625) 1-5 (.200)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 9 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 13

    2005-06 Season

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