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Samford beats The Citadel 100-71 in SoCon tourney

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Brandon Austin had 26 points as Samford rolled past The Citadel 100-71 in the Southern Conference Tourney first round on Friday night.

Josh Sharkey had 16 points and eight assists for Samford (17-15). Myron Gordon added 15 points. Ruben Guerrero had 12 points and three blocks for the hosts.

Samford scored at least 100 points for the second time this season (1-1).

Samford posted a season-high 22 assists.

Samford put up 55 second-half points, a season high for the team.

Zane Najdawi had 15 points and 11 rebounds for The Citadel (12-18). Jerry Higgins III added 12 points and six assists. Alex Reed had 10 points.

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Key Players
L. Stallworth
13 G
J. Sharkey
33.9 Min. Per Game 33.9
15.1 Pts. Per Game 15.1
5.9 Ast. Per Game 5.9
3.9 Reb. Per Game 3.9
58.3 Field Goal % 44.7
33.3 Three Point % 36.8
68.8 Free Throw % 77.2
  Defensive rebound by Steven Fitzgerald 4.0
  Kaelon Harris missed 3-pt. jump shot 6.0
+ 2 Stefan Lakic made alley-oop shot, assist by Steven Fitzgerald 25.0
  Bad pass turnover on Kaelon Harris, stolen by Stefan Lakic 31.0
+ 3 Deandre Thomas made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kevion Nolan 41.0
+ 3 Tyler Burgess made 3-pt. jump shot 1:14
+ 2 Steven Fitzgerald made turnaround jump shot, assist by Stefan Lakic 1:34
  Defensive rebound by Stefan Lakic 1:54
  Kaelon Harris missed free throw 1:59
  Personal foul on Josh Sharkey 1:59
  Defensive rebound by Kaelon Harris 2:04
Team Stats
Points 71 100
Field Goals 28-73 (38.4%) 34-56 (60.7%)
3-Pointers 13-45 (28.9%) 11-24 (45.8%)
Free Throws 2-5 (40.0%) 21-25 (84.0%)
Total Rebounds 34 36
Offensive 15 5
Defensive 16 30
Team 3 1
Assists 11 22
Steals 5 8
Blocks 2 4
Turnovers 17 12
Fouls 18 12
Technicals 0 0
15 PTS, 11 REB, 2 AST
26 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo The Citadel 12-18 304171
home team logo Samford 17-15 4555100
Team Stats
away team logo The Citadel 12-18 85.1 PPG 39.9 RPG 15.4 APG
home team logo Samford 17-15 78.3 PPG 40.6 RPG 14.0 APG
Key Players
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Z. Najdawi F 14.3 PPG 7.3 RPG 1.5 APG 49.2 FG%
0
B. Austin G 12.8 PPG 4.5 RPG 0.6 APG 43.7 FG%
Top Scorers
Z. Najdawi F 15 PTS 11 REB 2 AST
B. Austin G 26 PTS 7 REB 2 AST
38.4 FG% 60.7
28.9 3PT FG% 45.8
40.0 FT% 84.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Z. Najdawi 15 11 2 7/18 1/5 0/2 2 36 1 2 3 6 5
J. Higgins III 12 2 6 5/11 2/5 0/0 2 32 0 0 3 2 0
C. Kern 9 3 0 3/9 3/9 0/0 3 30 0 0 2 0 3
H. Brown 8 4 0 3/6 0/2 2/2 4 13 1 0 1 2 2
M. Frierson 6 2 0 2/8 2/8 0/0 2 27 1 0 2 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Z. Najdawi 15 11 2 7/18 1/5 0/2 2 36 1 2 3 6 5
J. Higgins III 12 2 6 5/11 2/5 0/0 2 32 0 0 3 2 0
C. Kern 9 3 0 3/9 3/9 0/0 3 30 0 0 2 0 3
H. Brown 8 4 0 3/6 0/2 2/2 4 13 1 0 1 2 2
M. Frierson 6 2 0 2/8 2/8 0/0 2 27 1 0 2 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Reed 10 6 3 4/9 2/5 0/0 4 21 0 0 1 3 3
K. Rice 6 0 0 2/4 2/4 0/0 0 19 0 0 3 0 0
T. Burgess 3 0 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
K. Harris 2 3 0 1/6 0/5 0/1 1 16 2 0 2 1 2
D. Webster Jr. 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
L. Stallworth - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Q. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Guyton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Georgiadis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 71 31 11 28/73 13/45 2/5 18 200 5 2 17 15 16
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Austin 26 7 2 8/16 6/12 4/4 2 33 0 0 2 0 7
J. Sharkey 16 3 8 4/6 0/0 8/8 1 32 1 0 2 0 3
M. Gordon 15 2 4 6/8 2/2 1/1 1 28 2 0 2 0 2
R. Guerrero 12 8 2 4/4 0/0 4/6 3 27 1 3 1 3 5
R. Allen 11 8 1 5/7 0/2 1/2 2 29 1 1 3 1 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Austin 26 7 2 8/16 6/12 4/4 2 33 0 0 2 0 7
J. Sharkey 16 3 8 4/6 0/0 8/8 1 32 1 0 2 0 3
M. Gordon 15 2 4 6/8 2/2 1/1 1 28 2 0 2 0 2
R. Guerrero 12 8 2 4/4 0/0 4/6 3 27 1 3 1 3 5
R. Allen 11 8 1 5/7 0/2 1/2 2 29 1 1 3 1 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Lakic 9 4 2 4/5 1/2 0/0 2 16 1 0 2 1 3
D. Thomas 6 0 0 2/3 2/3 0/0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0
K. Nolan 3 2 2 0/6 0/3 3/4 1 18 2 0 0 0 2
S. Fitzgerald 2 1 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
J. Mumber 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Dupree - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Henderson Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Dye - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 100 35 22 34/56 11/24 21/25 12 200 8 4 12 5 30