SAMFORD
17-16
70
TF 0
FINAL
End
2nd
ESP+
Sat Mar. 9
6:00pm
BONUS
77
TF 0
ML: +237
NCGRN -7, O/U 143
ML: -287
SAMFORD
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Alonso lifts UNC Greensboro to SoCon quarterfinal win 77-70

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Francis Alonso scored 31 points, including 10 in a row as No. 2 seed UNC Greensboro rallied late in the game to stave off an upset by seventh-seeded Samford in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Tournament on Saturday.

Robert Allen and Ruben Guerrero sparked Samford to a 12-point halftime lead, scoring 13 and 12 points, respectively. But they were held to a combined nine points in the second half. Allen finished with 18 points and Guerrero 16.

Isaiah Miller added 13 points for UNC Greensboro, and eight of the nine Spartans who suited up for the game scored.

Samford was leading by six points with five minutes remaining when Alonso caught fire. He made two free throws, a 3-pointer, two more free throws and a layup to turn the game around. The Spartans held a 69-66 lead and Samford was scoreless for four minutes.

In the final 1:26, James Dickey and Kynn Galloway blocked Samford shots and Dickey had a steal as well.

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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 Samford 17-16 432770
home team logo NC-Greensboro 27-5 314677
Team Stats
away team logo Samford 17-16 78.3 PPG 40.6 RPG 14.0 APG
home team logo NC-Greensboro 27-5 76.1 PPG 37.6 RPG 12.6 APG
Key Players
3
J. Sharkey 16.3 PPG 3.8 RPG 7.2 APG 44.4 FG%
10
F. Alonso 17.6 PPG 2.3 RPG 2.5 APG 41.9 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Bench
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Starters
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