Scores

Final

Appalachian St 63

(9-19, 5-10 Southern)

Samford 57

(11-19, 5-10 Southern)

    8:00 PM ET, February 27, 2014

    Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 T
    APP 33 3063
    SAM 30 2757

    Top Performers

    Appalachian St: T. Spagnolo 21 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Samford: T. Williams 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Appalachian State puts down Samford 63-57

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Tommy Spagnolo scored 21 points and nabbed 10 rebounds and Appalachian State rallied late in the second half to knock off Samford 63-57 on Thursday night.

    Appalachian State (9-19, 5-10 Southern Conference) led 33-30 at intermission even though Samford (11-19, 5-10) shot nearly 60 percent from the floor. The Mountaineers were able to maintain the first period lead by out-rebounding the Bulldogs on the offensive boards 8-1 and committing 10 fewer turnovers in the half.

    It took Appalachian State over 4 minutes to get its first points in the second half, allowing Samford to pull away by as many as eight before the Mountaineers regrouped and tied the score at 54 on an Aaron Scott 3-point play with 1:54 remaining.

    Samford folded going into the buzzer and was outscored 9-3 following Scott's game tying basket and free throw.

    Tim Williams led Samford with 20 points and nine rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    APP
    SAM
    Points 63 57
    FG Made-Attempted 21-55 (.382) 23-53 (.434)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-8 (.250) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-33 (.576) 6-12 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 25 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Feb 13, 2014 @APP 74, SAM 68Recap
    » Feb 27, 2014 APP 63, @SAM 57Recap
    Mar 7, 2014 @SAM 70, APP 56Recap