Scores

Final

Samford 54

(10-6, 2-2 Southern)

Elon 67

(7-8, 1-3 Southern)

    2:00 PM ET, January 8, 2011

    Alumni Gym (Elon University), Elon, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    SAM 20 3454
    ELON 38 2967

    Top Performers

    Samford: D. Windler 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Elon: D. Spradlin 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Elon 67, Samford 54

    Associated Press

    ELON, N.C. -- Drew Spradlin scored 26 points as Elon beat Samford 67-54 Saturday in a Southern Conference game.

    It was the Phoenix's first win against Samford in five tries. Elon (7-8, 1-3) had to survive 32.7-percent shooting (16 of 49) to do it, but corralled many of its missed shots as it built a 44-25 advantage in rebounds, including 15 on the offensive boards.

    Spradlin, Elon's lone scorer in double figures, made 11 of 14 free throws as the Phoenix exploited their advantage in trips to the line. Elon made 27 of 34 free throws, compared to Samford's 12 of 14.

    The Phoenix did the bulk of their damage in the first half, when they raced to a 20-point lead before settling on a 38-20 advantage at intermission. Samford (10-6, 2-2) led once, on Jeffrey Merritt's jumper 95 seconds into the game.

    Drew Windler led Samford with 13 points and Josh Davis added 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SAM
    ELON
    Points 54 67
    FG Made-Attempted 17-48 (.354) 16-49 (.327)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-26 (.308) 8-23 (.348)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-14 (.857) 27-34 (.794)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 18

    2010-11 Season

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