Scores

Final

Samford 52

(17-9, 13-6 Southern)

Ohio 64

(15-8, 9-6 MAC)

8:00 PM ET, February 18, 2006

Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio

1 2 T
SAM 24 2852
OHIO 31 3364

Top Performers

Samford: J. Merritt 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Ohio: S. Troutman 28 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

Troutman drops 28 as Ohio cruises past Samford

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Sonny Troutman matched his career high with 28 points Saturday night, leading Ohio to a 64-52 victory over Samford.

Ohio (15-8) pulled ahead 7-6 and never trailed again, extending its lead to 15 points midway through the second half.

Leon Williams added 17 points and 11 rebounds, his sixth double-double of the season. Mychal Green, who was shooting only 24 percent from the field in his last six games, broke out of his slump by going 6-of-10 for 14 points.

Samford (17-9) got 13 points from Randall Gulina and 11 from Joe Ross Merritt. Samford got only three free throws in the game, and missed all of them.

Ohio closed the first half with a 9-4 flurry that started with a 3-pointer and a jumper by Green. The Bobcats then stretched their 31-24 halftime advantage into a 15-point lead midway through the second half.

Samford never got closer than eight points the rest of the way.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAM
OHIO
Points 52 64
FG Made-Attempted 23-47 (.489) 25-50 (.500)
3P Made-Attempted 6-24 (.250) 5-15 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 0-3 (.000) 9-11 (.818)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 9 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 15

2005-06 Season

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