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Samford 55, Furman 49

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Drew Windler scored 18 points and Samford held on to beat Furman 55-49 in a Southern Conference game on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (11-16, 8-8) trailed 49-48 with 1:36 remaining. Jeffrey Merritt then hit a 3-pointer and Furman's Bobby Austin turned it over, leading to a free throw by Mike Connor with 37 seconds left to seal the victory.

After two missed 3-pointers by the Paladins, Windler made 3 of 4 free throws in the final 12 seconds.

Samford led 24-21 at halftime, and opened the second half on a 13-4 run to go up by 12 on Jeffrey Merritt's layup with 13:19. Raijon Kelly, who finished with 11 points, had seven during the spurt.

Merritt had 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs.

Jordan Loyd was the only double-figure scorer for Furman, with 15 points. The Paladins shot just 20.7 percent from 3-point range (6 of 29).

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Furman Paladins
B. Sebirumbi, F221-33-42245
C. Toler, F213-61-23027
B. Austin, G310-80-04340
J. Loyd, G306-131-141415
C. Reddick, G273-70-03339
B. Barnes173-70-04026
B. Irwin172-50-00015
R. Brown120-00-11000
D. Brown100-20-01200
D. Early81-40-09122
C. Reddick50-00-01010
Totals 19-555-836122349
 34.5%62.5% 
M. Friday, C100-11-21131
J. Merritt, G393-70-010317
R. Kelly, G335-90-083111
W. Cook, G322-50-13134
K. Johnson, G40-10-00000
D. Windler306-135-832218
T. Hood233-70-22027
C. Miller160-01-34211
B. Hayman133-40-12016
Totals 22-477-1735121455
 46.8%41.2% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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UNC-Green.10-815-19237
Mercer8-1019-15194
Samford4-1414-19252
VMI4-149-21317
Citadel3-1510-22322

 
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