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Samford 58

(3-6, 1-1 Southern)

    3:00 PM ET, December 12, 2009

    Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    SPHL 20 2848
    SAM 31 2758

    Top Performers

    Spring Hill: A. Burch 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Samford: J. Merritt 12 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl

    Samford 58, Spring Hill 48

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Trey Montgomery and Jeffrey Merritt scored 12 points apiece and Samford cruised to a 58-48 win over Spring Hill on Saturday.

    The Bulldogs (3-6) rebounded from a 73-40 loss at home to UNC-Greensboro on Dec. 5 by pulling ahead of the Badgers 27-11 with 2:50 left in the first half.

    Tyler Schwab's 3-pointer at the buzzer got Spring Hill, an NAIA school, within 31-20 at halftime.

    Chris Dees Jr. hit a jumper to open the second half, cutting the deficit to nine, but Montgomery responded with a 3-pointer. Samford led by double digits until 46 seconds remained.

    Bryan Friday and Josh Davis added 11 points each for the Bulldogs. Davis, who had been hitting 40 percent from 3-point range, was only 1-for-10 from beyond the arc. Samford shot 5-for-24 from long range.

    Dees and Antonio Burch scored 12 points each for the Badgers, who were outrebounded 41-34.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SPHL
    SAM
    Points 48 58
    FG Made-Attempted 18-57 (.316) 24-50 (.480)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-21 (.238) 5-24 (.208)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 5-9 (.556)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

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