Scores

Final

Appalachian St 68

(7-10, 3-3 Southern)

Samford 72

(7-12, 5-1 Southern)

8:00 PM ET, January 19, 2013

Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham, Alabama

1 2 T
APP 41 2768
SAM 46 2672

Top Performers

Appalachian State: J. Canty 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Samford: C. Geffrard, Jr. 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Samford 72, Appalachian St. 68

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Clide Geffrard Jr. scored a game-high 20 points to lift Samford over Appalachian State 72-68 Saturday night in a Southern Conference matchup.

Raijon Kelly added 15 points and seven assists, Brandon Hayman scored 14 and Tim Williams chipped in 13 to help Samford (7-12, 5-1) win its fourth straight game.

Ahead 59-58 with 10:54 left to play, Geffrard's jumper sparked a 6-0 run, making it 65-58 with 6:14 remaining.

After Appalachian State got within two, 67-65 on Nathan Healy's 3-pointer with 2:38 to go, the Mountaineers then turned the ball over twice, and missed five shots in the final 53 seconds to seal the victory for Samford.

The Bulldogs shot 54.5 percent (30 of 55) for the game and dominated inside, outscoring the Mountaineers 38-22 in the paint.

Jay Canty scored 19 points and grabbed eight boards for Appalachian State (7-10, 3-3).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
APP
SAM
Points 68 72
FG Made-Attempted 24-50 (.480) 30-55 (.545)
3P Made-Attempted 9-19 (.474) 7-15 (.467)
FT Made-Attempted 11-18 (.611) 5-10 (.500)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 8

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 19, 2013 @SAM 72, APP 68Recap
Feb 28, 2013 @APP 70, SAM 67Recap