Scores

Final

Ga. Southern 55

(8-12, 6-4 Southern)

Samford 57

(6-13, 3-5 Southern)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, January 26, 2012

    Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    GASO 20 3555
    SAM 24 3357

    Top Performers

    Georgia Southern: J. Hewitt 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Samford: J. Merritt 8 Pts, 7 Reb, 6 Ast

    Samford 57, Georgia Southern 55

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Drew Windler scored 18 points and Samford held on for a 57-55 victory over Georgia Southern on Thursday night.

    Windler got 15 of his points in the second half for the Bulldogs (6-13, 3-5 Southern Conference), including a layup that gave them a 55-51 lead with 3:35 remaining.

    Trailing by a point, 56-55, the Eagles (8-12, 6-4) got the ball after a missed layup by Windler with 23 seconds left, but Jelani Hewitt was off the mark on a 3-point try with 6 seconds to go. After a Jeffrey Merritt free throw for Samford, Ben Drayton's jumper at the buzzer missed for Georgia Southern.

    Will Cook had nine points and five assists for Samford, and Merritt had eight points, seven rebounds and six assists.

    Hewitt led the Eagles with 23 points. Eric Ferguson added 14.

    The teams split their season series, with Georgia Southern a 58-53 winner on Jan. 12.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GASO
    SAM
    Points 55 57
    FG Made-Attempted 22-45 (.489) 18-45 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 6-23 (.261)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-10 (.600) 15-21 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 8

    2011-12 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
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