Appalachian State vs Samford

Samford 72, Appalachian St. 68

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Clide Geffrard Jr. scored a game-high 20 points to lift Samford over Appalachian State 72-68 Saturday night in a Southern Conference matchup.

Raijon Kelly added 15 points and seven assists, Brandon Hayman scored 14 and Tim Williams chipped in 13 to help Samford (7-12, 5-1) win its fourth straight game.

Ahead 59-58 with 10:54 left to play, Geffrard's jumper sparked a 6-0 run, making it 65-58 with 6:14 remaining.

After Appalachian State got within two, 67-65 on Nathan Healy's 3-pointer with 2:38 to go, the Mountaineers then turned the ball over twice, and missed five shots in the final 53 seconds to seal the victory for Samford.

The Bulldogs shot 54.5 percent (30 of 55) for the game and dominated inside, outscoring the Mountaineers 38-22 in the paint.

Jay Canty scored 19 points and grabbed eight boards for Appalachian State (7-10, 3-3).

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Scoreboard
Appalachian State (7-10)412768
Samford (7-12) «462672

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Appalachian State Mountaineers
J. Canty, F366-136-983119
N. Healy, F324-121-252311
M. Obacha, F302-31-413045
M. Neal, G364-81-131211
T. Hamilton, G356-70-021216
T. Baskin162-32-21016
J. Trice90-30-00100
C. Burgess50-10-00110
B. Okam10-00-00000
Totals 24-5011-183491468
 48%61.1% 
Samford Bulldogs
T. Williams, F376-101-252113
C. Geffrard, Jr., F338-120-253220
R. Kelly, G385-144-647015
C. Miller, G332-50-03135
W. Cook, G110-30-01240
R. Wilson250-00-03020
B. Hayman127-90-032214
T. Hood112-20-02025
Totals 30-555-1027171672
 54.5%50% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
ETSU17-427-855
UNC-Green.16-525-1095
Furman14-523-1296
Wofford11-916-17190
Chattanooga10-919-12139
Samford10-1120-16170
Mercer9-1015-17192
Citadel5-1512-21283
W. Carolina4-159-23271
VMI3-166-24329
 
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