Scores

Final

Sam Houston 73

(5-5, 2-4 away)

Samford 57

(2-10, 1-0 Southern)

8:00 PM ET, December 15, 2012

Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham, Alabama

1 2 T
SHSU 38 3573
SAM 30 2757

Top Performers

Sam Houston State: D. Gatson 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast

Samford: C. Geffrard, Jr. 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Sam Houston St. 73, Samford 57

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Darius Gatson led three Sam Houston State players in double figures with 15 points as the Bearkats topped Samford 73-57 Saturday night in a nonconference contest.

Gatson hit 9 of 10 from the foul line and added four assists, while Will Bond had 13 points and Terrance Motley 10 for Sam Houston State (5-5).

Clide Geffrard Jr. led the Bulldogs (2-10) with 16 points and six rebounds, and Raljon Kelly had 15 points.

The Bearkats led 38-30 at halftime. Samford cut the advantage to 44-40 in the first 5 minutes of the second half, but Sam Houston State's Jeremy McKay hit a 3-pointer to extend the lead. About 7 minutes later, Motley hit a jumper to spark a 6-0 run that expanded the lead to 59-47.

The Bearkats scored 19 points off 16 Samford turnovers, including nine steals, and outscored the Bulldogs off the bench 39-6.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
SAM
Points 73 57
FG Made-Attempted 24-50 (.480) 19-44 (.432)
3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 4-13 (.308)
FT Made-Attempted 18-24 (.750) 15-22 (.682)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
Largest Lead 16 3

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