Scores

Final

Samford 53

(14-10, 11-4 Southern)

E Illinois 48

(7-17, 3-12 OVC)

    6:00 PM ET, February 3, 2007

    Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    SAM 29 2453
    EIU 17 3148

    Top Performers

    Samford: R. Gulina 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Eastern Illinois: B. Catchings 12 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Samford 53

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Randall Gulina scored 20 points to lead Samford to a 53-48 win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

    Samford (14-10, 11-4 Ohio Valley) used a 14-6 run over the final 11:09 of the first half to take a 29-17 lead into the locker room. The Bulldogs shot 52.4 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes, to 33.3 percent for Eastern Illinois.

    The Panthers (7-17, 3-12 Ohio Valley) trailed throughout the second half and never came closer than four points, and that was with just 7 seconds remaining.

    Jerry Smith scored 13 points to join Gulina in double figures for Samford.

    Mike Robinson scored 15 points to lead Eastern Illinois. Bobby Catchings added 12 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SAM
    EIU
    Points 53 48
    FG Made-Attempted 17-42 (.405) 19-53 (.358)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-22 (.318) 2-11 (.182)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-21 (.571) 8-8 (1.000)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 10 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 0

    2006-07 Season

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