Scores

Final

Samford 43

(11-20, 5-13 Southern)

The Citadel 55

(16-15, 9-9 Southern)

    7:00 PM ET, March 5, 2010

    1 2 T
    SAM 18 2543
    CIT 27 2855

    Top Performers

    Samford: T. Montgomery 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Citadel: C. Wells 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast

    The Citadel 55, Samford 43

    Associated Press

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cameron Wells scored 17 points to lead The Citadel to a 55-43 victory over Samford in the first round of the Southern Conference tournament on Friday night.

    Wells also had eight rebounds and four assists as The Citadel (16-15) snapped a three-game losing streak.

    The Citadel advanced to Saturday's quarterfinal matchup against Appalachian State, which earned a first round bye.

    The Citadel took control early with an 11-0 spurt to lead 20-11. It led 27-18 at halftime, and then by as many as 18 points in the second half.

    The Citadel shot 16 of 18 from the free-throw line for the game, with Wells going 6 for 6.

    The Citadel also got 13 points from Harrison DuPont and 10 points from Austin Dahn.

    Trey Montgomery led Samford (11-20) with 16 points. Samford shot just 31.4 percent from the field and was 5 of 27 from 3-point range.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SAM
    CIT
    Points 43 55
    FG Made-Attempted 16-51 (.314) 17-47 (.362)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-27 (.185) 5-17 (.294)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 16-18 (.889)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 18

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 16, 2010 CIT 51, @SAM 50Recap
    Feb 4, 2010 @CIT 61, SAM 57Recap
    » Mar 5, 2010 @CIT 55, SAM 43Recap