Scores

Final

Chattanooga 54

(13-15, 5-10 Southern)

Samford 60

(11-16, 5-10 Southern)

    3:00 PM ET, February 20, 2010

    Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    CHAT 28 2654
    SAM 24 3660

    Top Performers

    Chattanooga: S. Watson 6 Pts, 11 Reb

    Samford: J. Merritt 18 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Samford 60, Chattanooga 54

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Trey Montgomery scored 19 points and Jeffrey Merritt hit five 3-pointers to lead Samford to a 60-54 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday.

    Merritt finished with 18 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (11-16, 5-10 Southern Conference), who outscored Chattanooga 11-3 in the final 3:09 for their second win in three games.

    The Mocs (13-15, 5-10) led 51-49 when Merritt hit a 3-pointer for a one-point lead with 3:09 remaining. Montgomery followed with another 3, and his free throw with 55 seconds left gave Samford a 56-51 advantage.

    Ricky Taylor's 3 cut the lead to 56-54, but Montgomery and Matthew Friday hit consecutive layups to seal the win.

    Samford hit 11 3-pointers and Chattanooga shot 25 percent from the free throw line (2-for-8).

    Josh Davis added 16 points for the Bulldogs.

    Taylor had 11 points and Sam Watson had 11 rebounds for the Mocs.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CHAT
    SAM
    Points 54 60
    FG Made-Attempted 22-57 (.386) 18-45 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-28 (.286) 11-31 (.355)
    FT Made-Attempted 2-8 (.250) 13-20 (.650)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 6

    2009-10 Season

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