Scores

Final

Samford 50

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Evansville 49

(0-1, 0-1 home)

    3:30 PM ET, November 11, 2007

    Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana

    1 2 T
    SAM 30 2050
    EVAN 19 3049

    Top Performers

    Samford: J. Merritt 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Evansville: J. Holsinger 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Samford 50, Evansville 49

    Associated Press

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Joe Ross Merritt scored 18 points, including a game-winning layup with one second left, to lead Samford to a 50-49 win over Evansville on Sunday.

    Travis Peterson scored 14 points and Trey Montgomery added 10 for Samford.

    Jason Holsinger led all scorers with 19 points for Evansville (0-1). Nate Garner added 10 points and 10 rebounds in Marty Simmons' debut as Evansville's coach.

    Samford (1-0) led 30-19 at halftime and led by 13 points early in the second half. Evansville took a 47-46 lead on a free throw by Pieter van Tongeren with 3:29 to play, its first lead since the opening minutes.

    The Purple Aces led 49-46 before Peterson made two free throws for Samford with 53 seconds left to set up Merritt's game winner.

    Samford shot 50 percent from the field to overcome Evansville's 29-18 rebounding advantage.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SAM
    EVAN
    Points 50 49
    FG Made-Attempted 18-36 (.500) 15-37 (.405)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 3-12 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-17 (.471) 16-21 (.762)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 1

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