Scores

Final

Samford 58

(3-8, 0-1 Southern)

Sam Houston 74

(5-8, 5-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 28, 2011

    1 2 T
    SAM 22 3658
    SHSU 39 3574

    Top Performers

    Samford: J. Merritt 8 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast

    Sam Houston State: D. Gatlin 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Sam Houston St. 74, Samford 58

    Associated Press

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Sam Houston State's backcourt of Demarcus Gatlin and Darius Gatson scored 20 and 17 points, respectively, as the Bearkats defeated Samford 74-58 on Wednesday night.

    Marcus James added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Bearkats (5-8), who never trailed in the game.

    Sam Houston State led 12-4 in the early going and built that cushion to 39-22 lead by halftime. Samford (3-8) used a 14-3 run to pull within 47-43 on a pair of free throws by Jeffrey Merritt with 11:47 to play, but the Bearkats put together runs of 7-0 and 9-0 down the stretch to pull away.

    Brandon Hayman had 10 points to lead Samford, which committed 25 turnovers that led to 30 points for Sam Houston State.

    The game was marred by 51 personal fouls. Texas State was 28 for 37 at the line while Samford was 11 of 17.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SAM
    SHSU
    Points 58 74
    FG Made-Attempted 21-43 (.488) 20-49 (.408)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 6-19 (.316)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-17 (.647) 28-37 (.757)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 17

    2011-12 Season

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