BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Tyler Hood scored a season-high 19 points and Samford snapped a four-game losing streak with a 79-67 win over The Citadel Saturday night.
Samford shot a season-best 65.9 percent (29 of 44) from the field, knocked down 7 of 17 3-pointers and drained 14 of 17 free-throw attempts.
Samford also had a season-high 20 assists with Kelly's six leading the way.
Mike Groselle and Janell Jenkins scored 13 points apiece for The Citadel (6-17, 3-10), which dropped its second straight game. The team hit 7 of 14 from 3-point range and 24 of 27 at the foul line, but made only 48.6 percent (18 of 37) from the field and committed 19 turnovers.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.