Scores

Final

TX-Arlington 60

(5-3, 1-3 away)

Samford 68

(6-4, 1-1 Southern)

    5:00 PM ET, December 11, 2010

    Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    UTA 30 3060
    SAM 30 3868

    Top Performers

    Texas-Arlington: L. Reed III 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Samford: A. King 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Samford 68, Texas-Arlington 60

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Jeffrey Merritt and Andy King scored 13 points apiece as Samford beat Texas-Arlington 68-60 on Saturday.

    The Bulldogs (6-4) trailed 53-51 after a 3 from Bradley Gay with 5:12 remaining, but three consecutive 3s from King gave Samford a 60-53 lead with 2:12 left to play.

    King scored 11 of his 13 points in the last four minutes, while Merritt scored five of his 13 in the final 1:06.

    Samford led by as many as 15, 19-4, at the 10:27 mark of the opening half, but the Mavericks (5-3) ended the half on a 26-11 run to tie the score at 30.

    LaMarcus Reed scored 14, Darius Richardson 11 and Gay 10 for Texas-Arlington, which led 45-37 with 11:32 left in the second half.

    The Mavericks shot 5 for 16 from the floor (31.3 percent) over the final 10 minutes.

    Josh Bedwell added 11 points and John Peterson 10 as the Bulldogs outscored Texas-Arlington 34-19 in bench points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTA
    SAM
    Points 60 68
    FG Made-Attempted 22-56 (.393) 23-51 (.451)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-30 (.367) 14-34 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-6 (.833) 8-12 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 10

    2010-11 Season

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