Scores

Final

W Carolina 62

(17-5, 7-3 Southern)

Samford 50

(9-13, 3-7 Southern)

    3:00 PM ET, January 30, 2010

    Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    WCU 32 3062
    SAM 19 3150

    Top Performers

    Western Carolina: M. Williams 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 Stl

    Samford: J. Davis 11 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl

    W. Carolina 62, Samford 50

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Mike Williams scored 13 points and Western Carolina pulled away in the final minutes to beat Samford 62-50 on Saturday.

    Leading 51-49 with 3:42 to play, the Catamounts (17-5, 7-3 Southern Conference) closed the game on an 11-1 run. Samford went the final 5:31 without a field goal.

    The Catamounts led 32-19 at halftime and scored the first basket of the second half. But the Bulldogs (9-13, 3-7) responded with a 20-5 run to tie the game 39-39 on a layup by Jeffrey Merritt with 8:51 remaining. The Catamounts got 23 points from their bench, compared to 13 from Samford.

    Led by Williams who made 6 of 11 field goals, the Catamounts shot 52.4 percent from the field (22-of-42) compared to 45.2 percent (14-for-31) for the Bulldogs.

    Josh Davis led the Bulldogs, who lost their third in a row, with 11 points, and Bryan Friday and John Peterson each scored 10 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WCU
    SAM
    Points 62 50
    FG Made-Attempted 22-42 (.524) 14-31 (.452)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-19 (.526) 5-16 (.313)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 17-24 (.708)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 0

    2009-10 Season

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