Samford vs Toledo

Toledo 82, Samford 69

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Julius Brown scored 25 points, making a career-high 11 free throws, and Toledo used big two big runs to defeat Samford 82-69 Wednesday for the Rockets' first win of the season.

Trailing 31-27 at halftime, Toledo (1-3) opened the second half with a 20-1 spurt in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

The Rockets couldn't hold their double-digit lead, as the Bulldogs (1-4) used a 16-6 run to close the deficit to 63-61 with 5:27 remaining.

Toledo answered by scoring 10 of the next 11 points, capped by a Reese Holliday 3-pointer with 3:52 left, and the Rockets maintained a cushion of at least nine the rest of the way.

Rian Pearson scored 17 points and Dominique Buckley had 15 and a career-high eight rebounds for Toledo, which shot 31 of 40 from the free-throw line.

Clide Geffrard Jr. scored 24 points off the bench for Samford, hitting 5 of 8 3-pointers.

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Scoreboard
Samford (1-4)313869
Toledo (1-3) «275582

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Samford Bulldogs
T. Williams, F394-86-891314
T. Hood, F162-60-20245
R. Kelly, G406-161-243317
R. Wilson, G221-30-04152
W. Cook, G170-30-00140
C. Miller312-80-02135
C. Geffrard, Jr.258-143-540324
J. Beckham60-00-00020
B. Hayman31-10-01012
L. Barnes10-10-00000
T. Thompson00-10-01000
Totals 24-6110-172892869
 39.3%58.8% 
Toledo Rockets
M. Smith, F252-64-55238
N. Boothe, C194-80-06148
R. Pearson, G354-129-1354417
J. Brown, G346-1111-1462025
D. Buckley, G344-84-482415
R. Holliday292-43-48019
J. Lemons120-00-00120
R. Wonnell120-00-02010
Totals 22-4931-4044121982
 44.9%77.5% 
Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Furman0-09-3108
UNC-Green.0-08-3147
Wofford0-07-4153
ETSU0-06-4151
Mercer0-06-5123
VMI0-05-5292
Chattanooga0-05-6275
Citadel0-05-6304
W. Carolina0-04-7186
Samford0-03-8260

Mid-American
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron0-06-2175
Buffalo0-07-393
Bowling Green0-07-4184
Miami (Ohio)0-07-4107
Kent St.0-05-5272
Ohio0-05-5230
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
C. Michigan0-08-253
E. Michigan0-08-2218
Ball St.0-06-471
N. Illinois0-06-4219
W. Michigan0-06-4164
Toledo0-05-5153
 
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