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Gordon debuts to lead Samford past N. Alabama 91-74

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Myron Gordon scored 19 points and Josh Sharkey scored 18 and Samford beat North Alabama 91-74 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.

Samford led 19-13 before a 17-5 run gave the Bulldogs an 18-point lead with 9:52 to go in the first half after a 3-pointer by Robert Allen. Samford extended the lead to 44-23 after a Sharkey layup and went to the locker room ahead 49-30. Ruben Guerrero's 3-pointer with 14:41 to play made it 64-35.

Gordon shot 8 for 12 from the floor in his first game as a Bulldog. Sharkey distributed seven assists and grabbed six rebounds and Guerrero, in his first game after sitting out last season as a transfer, scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds.

The 91 points mark the first time Samford has scored 90 or more in a season-opening game since the 1987-88 team opened the season with a 90-72 win over Tennessee State.

Jamari Blackmon scored 17 points for North Alabama and Kendall Stafford and Christian Agnew each scored 12.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo North Alabama 0-1 304474
home team logo Samford 1-0 494291
Team Stats
away team logo North Alabama 0-1 67.0 PPG 39.7 RPG 10.4 APG
home team logo Samford 1-0 78.3 PPG 40.6 RPG 14.0 APG
Key Players
3
J. Blackmon 14.6 PPG 3.5 RPG 2.7 APG 32.5 FG%
3
J. Sharkey 16.3 PPG 3.8 RPG 7.2 APG 44.4 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB