BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Josh Davis scored 19 points to lead Samford in a 63-46 victory over Chicago State on Monday night.
An early 10-0 run put the Bulldogs up 17-5 with 12:41 remaining, and Samford built a 36-25 lead at halftime. A 3-pointer from Gaby Bermudez capped a 14-3 run for Samford, and the Bulldogs took a 55-32 lead with 8:07 remaining for their largest lead of the game.
Antonio Lofton paced the Cougars (5-8) with 12 points and three steals. Chicago State snapped a two-game winning streak with the loss.
Samford shot 52.3 percent from the field (23-for-44), while Chicago State shot only 29.6 percent (16-for-54).
The Bulldogs outrebounded the Cougars 33-25.