ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Makinde London scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and tenth-seeded Chattanooga beat seventh-seeded Samford 89-79 in Friday night's opening round of the Southern Conference Tournament to snap a five-game skid.
David Jean-Baptiste and Rodney Chatman scored 18 points apiece and James Lewis Jr. added 14 points for the Mocs (4-15), who face No. 2 seed ETSU on Saturday.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Fletcher Magee and Nathan Hoover teamed up to score 21 points in a late breakaway run as Wofford lost a big lead, but got it back and defeated Samford 92-79 Wednesday night, ending a two-game skid.
With Furman's loss, Wofford takes sole possession of third place in the Southern Conference, rebounding from consecutive conference losses to The Citadel and Mercer.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Mike Amius had his second career double-double and Devin Peterson made five 3-pointers and finished with 25 points, both career highs, on Saturday night to help Western Carolina beat Samford 88-71.
Amius had career highs with 28 points, on 12-of-14 shooting, and 13 rebounds. Peterson made 10 of 16 from the field.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Desonta Bradford had career highs of 31 points and five 3-pointers and East Tennessee State remained unbeaten in the Southern Conference with a 96-76 victory over Samford on Thursday night.
Bradford made 12 of 16 shots, including 5 of 9 from the arc, and added four assists and three steals for the Buccaneers (20-4, 11-0), who have won 14 straight games.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Nat Dixon and Makinde London each scored 21 points and London grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds as short-handed Chattanooga picked up its first Southern Conference victory in its first eight starts, dropping Samford, 78-71 on Wednesday night.
Battling injuries after three straight conference games on the road, the Mocs used just seven players against the Bulldogs.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Fletcher Magee scored 31 points with eight 3-pointers and Wofford beat Samford 93-89 on Thursday night to win its fifth straight.
Trevor Stumpe scored 18 points with seven assists, Cameron Jackson added 12 points and Derrick Brooks had 10 with 12 rebounds for the Terriers (13-5, 4-1 Southern Conference), who made 14 of 30 3-pointers (46.7 percent) and shot 53.7 percent from the floor (36 of 67).
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Demetrius Denzel-Dyson and Triston Chambers combined for 11 3-pointers and 50 points and Samford used a big first half to race to a 107-91 win over The Citadel in a battle of Bulldogs on Thursday night.
Denzel-Dyson had 16 of his 26 points in the first half when Samford (7-10, 3-1 Southern Conference) made 10 of 16 3-pointers and 19 of 29 shots overall, opening a 55-31 lead.