Appalachian State vs

Appalachian St. 68, Samford 63

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Omar Carter scored 17 points as Appalachian State fended off a late Samford run to secure a 68-63 win Thursday night.

The Mountaineers (6-7, 2-1 Southern Conference) shook off an early 16-4 deficit with a 20-4 run over the next 6:45.

Appalachian State extended its lead to 11 points before a Samford tip-in at the buzzer made it 37-28 at the half.

The Bulldogs (3-10, 0-2) chipped away, getting within a point twice, the second time with 2:45 to go to make it 62-61.

Carter answered with a layup and, after a foul shot by Samford's Jeffrey Merritt, Andre Williamson hit a jumper with 56 seconds left to push the lead back to four.

Nathan Healy added 14 points for the Mountaineers, Tab Hamilton had 12, Mike Neal 11 and Williamson 10.

Drew Windler led the Bulldogs with 15 points and Merritt had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

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Appalachian State (6-7) «373168
Samford (3-10)283563

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Appalachian State Mountaineers
O. Carter, F336-103-683117
A. Williamson, F234-52-652410
M. Neal, G285-90-033411
J. Trice, G271-60-26102
T. Hamilton, G265-80-010312
N. Healy264-75-582214
M. Woods170-10-01110
G. Vilarino151-20-10222
P. Hausley50-00-03010
Totals 26-4810-2040141868
 54.2%50% 
T. Hood, F192-90-00334
D. Windler, C216-102-441415
J. Merritt, G365-111-3102214
W. Cook, G342-70-25135
D. McNeil, G161-52-22124
R. Kelly274-101-332010
M. Friday194-70-03038
B. Hayman181-31-41123
C. Miller80-10-00200
K. Johnson20-00-00000
Totals 25-637-1831131963
 39.7%38.9% 
Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
ETSU17-427-855
UNC-Green.16-525-1095
Furman14-523-1296
Wofford11-916-17190
Chattanooga10-919-12139
Samford10-1120-16170
Mercer9-1015-17192
Citadel5-1512-21283
W. Carolina4-159-23271
VMI3-166-24329

 
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