Scores

Final

Ga. Southern 83

(8-21, 5-11 Southern)

Samford 77

(11-17, 5-11 Southern)

    8:00 PM ET, February 22, 2010

    Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    GASO 46 3783
    SAM 36 4177

    Top Performers

    Georgia Southern: A. Hanson 27 Pts, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Samford: J. Merritt 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Georgia Southern 83, Samford 77

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Antonio Hanson finished with a career-high 27 points to lead Georgia Southern to an 83-77 defeat of Samford on Monday night.

    Hanson also nailed a career-high seven 3-pointers for the Eagles (8-21, 5-11 Southern Conference). Willie Powers added a double-double for Georgia Southern with 12 points and a career-high 11 assists, while Rory Spencer recorded four blocks to claim Georgia Southern's single-season blocks record with 61.

    Samford outscored the Eagles 36-14 in the paint, but Georgia Southern shot 15-for-28 from 3-point range (52.7 percent). Hanson shot 7-for-14 from beyond the arc.

    Jeffrey Merritt scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Samford (11-17, 5-11), and Bryan Friday added 15 points.

    The Eagles picked up their first road win all season, with their last road victory coming on Jan. 15, 2009.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GASO
    SAM
    Points 83 77
    FG Made-Attempted 29-55 (.527) 26-52 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 15-28 (.536) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-16 (.625) 19-25 (.760)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 0

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