Steger with 23 leads Western Carolina past Samford 76-69
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Onno Steger scored 23 points and Western Carolina picked up its first conference win, beating Samford 76-69 on Saturday.
Steger was 9 of 14 from the field including five from distance for the Catamounts (4-13, 1-3 Southern Conference). Kameron Gibson added 20 points and five assists, Carlos Dotson had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Matt Halvorsen had 10 points.
The Catamounts inched ahead 17-14 on a Josh Cottrell 3-pointer with 12:13 to go in the first half, fell behind by six late, then finished the period on a 13-4 run to take a 37-35 lead into the break.
Western Carolina led through most of the second half, outscoring Samford 39-34.
Western Carolina shot 53 percent from the field compared to 45 percent for Samford and had a 33-24 rebounding edge.
Myron Gordon led the Bulldogs (11-6, 1-3) with 21 points.
Copyright 2019 by AP. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of AP is strictly prohibited.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Here's 10 times a school made an addition to its coaching staff and the new hire was connected...
UConn and the Big East are officially linked again as the Huskies will join the conference...
UConn plans to go home again, but what will happen to its football program?
The state of California wants its college athletes to be able to earn income, but the NCAA...
Here's our top 14 players who could become millionaires this time next year.
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, Cam Reddish and more