Scores

Final

UNC Greensboro 71

(10-15, 8-5 Southern)

Samford 69

(9-15, 6-7 Southern)

    8:00 PM ET, February 9, 2012

    Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    UNCG 41 3071
    SAM 41 2869

    Top Performers

    UNC Greensboro: T. Simpson 25 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast

    Samford: T. Hood 16 Pts, 8 Reb

    UNC-Greensboro 71, Samford 69

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Trevis Simpson scored 25 points and UNC Greensboro held on for a 71-69 win over Samford despite not scoring for the final 1 1/2 minutes on Thursday night.

    After Nick Paulos dropped in a layup to put the Spartans (10-15, 8-5 Southern Conference) up 71-68, they couldn't find the basket again. Lucky for them, Samford was having the same troubles.

    Samford's Drew Windler hit 1 of 2 foul shots with 1:12 left for the game's final margin, and UNC Greensboro's defense shut the Bulldogs down the rest of the way to clinch it. The Spartans committed a turnover in the final minute, but they also forced Samford into two missed 3-point attempts in the final 35 seconds.

    The teams were tied at 41-all at intermission, but UNC Greensboro outscored Samford 30-28 in the second half.

    Windler led the Bulldogs (9-15, 6-7) with 18 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNCG
    SAM
    Points 71 69
    FG Made-Attempted 23-61 (.377) 26-65 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-28 (.321) 7-32 (.219)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-20 (.800) 10-16 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 5

    2011-12 Season

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