Scores

Final

W Carolina 64

(8-6, 3-1 Southern)

Samford 76

(7-8, 2-4 Southern)

    8:00 PM ET, January 15, 2009

    Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    WCU 27 3764
    SAM 29 4776

    Top Performers

    Western Carolina: B. Giles 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Samford: T. Montgomery 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

    Samford 76, W. Carolina 64

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Andy King scored 16 points to lead five Samford players in double figures and the Bulldogs beat Western Carolina 76-64 on Thursday night.

    Trey Montgomery added 15 points, Josh Bedwell chipped in 14 and Bryan Friday and Josh Davis scored 10 points each for Samford (7-8, 2-4 Southern Conference), which raised its season-high point total two points. The Bulldogs scored 74 in a loss to the College of Charleston on Monday.

    The Bulldogs shot 52 percent (13 of 25) as they handed Western Carolina (8-6, 3-1) its first loss since falling 81-78 at UNC-Asheville on Dec. 31.

    Southern Conference Player of the Week, Harouna Mutombo scored 16 points for the Catamounts and Brandon Giles added 14.

    Thursday's game was only the second time Western Carolina, ranked the No. 22 offense in the country at 80.5 points per game, scored under 68 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WCU
    SAM
    Points 64 76
    FG Made-Attempted 23-56 (.411) 27-48 (.563)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 7-19 (.368)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-23 (.565) 15-19 (.789)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 12

    2008-09 Season

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