Scores

Final

Samford 68

(10-5, 2-1 Southern)

UNC Greensboro 64

(0-13, 0-3 Southern)

    7:00 PM ET, January 6, 2011

    Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    SAM 40 2868
    UNCG 27 3764

    Top Performers

    Samford: J. Bedwell 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    UNC Greensboro: K. Van Dussen 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Samford 68, UNC-Greensboro 64

    Associated Press

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Jeffrey Merritt scored 17 points and Samford held off North Carolina-Greensboro 68-64 on Thursday night.

    The Bulldogs (10-5, 2-1 Southern Conference) led by as many as 15 points in the first half and held a 40-27 advantage at halftime. Samford shot 54.2 percent in the first half (13 of 24) but managed just 37.9 percent in the second (11 of 29) to allow the Spartans back in it.

    UNC Greensboro (0-13, 0-3) scored 13 straight to open the second half and tied it at 40 on Korey Van Dussen's 3-pointer with 15:04 left to play. Van Dussen, who finished with 15 points, had 11 during the spurt, including three straight 3-pointers.

    Van Dussen later cut the Bulldogs' lead to 64-62 with 24 seconds left before Josh Davis sealed it for Samford on two free throws and a layup.

    Davis finished with 15 points for the Bulldogs, who won for the fifth time in six games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SAM
    UNCG
    Points 68 64
    FG Made-Attempted 24-53 (.453) 24-56 (.429)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-23 (.348) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 9-17 (.529)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 0

    2010-11 Season

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