Scores

Final

Elon 67

(10-11, 4-6 Southern)

Samford 69

(11-10, 3-6 Southern)

    8:00 PM ET, January 27, 2011

    Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    ELON 25 4267
    SAM 29 4069

    Top Performers

    Elon: C. Long 21 Pts, 1 Reb, 7 Ast

    Samford: J. Merritt 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Samford 69, Elon 67

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Josh Bedwell hit a late 3-pointer and two free throws to help preserve Samford's 69-67 win over Elon on Thursday night.

    The Bulldogs (11-10, 3-6 Southern Conference) led 66-58 after a 3 from Bedwell with 1:31 left to play, but two 3s from Chris Long pulled the Phoenix within two, 66-64, with 28 seconds on the clock.

    Bedwell knocked down two free throws with 18 seconds to go, extending Samford's lead to 68-64. Long hit another 3 with 12 seconds left that narrowed the gap to 68-67, but Gaby Bermudez added a free throw and Jack Isenbarger missed a potential game-winning 3 with 1 second remaining.

    Long finished with 21 points on 6-of-12 shooting from 3-point range for the Phoenix (10-11, 4-6), who made 12 3-pointers as a team. Elon outrebounded the Bulldogs 42-26, but shot just 39.3 percent from the floor (24 of 61).

    John Peterson led Samford with 16 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ELON
    SAM
    Points 67 69
    FG Made-Attempted 24-61 (.393) 25-47 (.532)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-36 (.333) 12-21 (.571)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-13 (.538) 7-12 (.583)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 5

    2010-11 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 8, 2011 @ELON 67, SAM 54Recap
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