Samford 68, SE Missouri 62

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Travis Peterson scored 17 points to lead Samford to a 68-62 victory over Southeast Missouri on Thursday night

Trey Montgomery added 12 points for the Bulldogs (14-14, 10-9 Ohio Valley), Josh Bedwell had 11 and Bryan Friday had 10.

Jaycen Herring led Southeast Missouri (12-18, 7-12) with 18 points and Michael Rembert had nine rebounds.

Samford opened up a 10-point lead early in the second half, but Southeast Missouri battled back to take the lead midway through the second half. Samford made two clutch 3-pointers in the final 1:22 to pull out the win.

Southeast Missouri, which began the season at 6-0, has lost seven straight and 12 of its last 13 conference games, eliminating the Redhawks from conference tournament contention.