BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Sophomore Tim Williams notched his seventh career double-double to lead Samford past NAIA Martin Methodist 79-62 on Friday night.
Williams finished with game-highs in both points (19) and rebounds (16). His 16 boards were also a career-high.
Martin Methodist opened the second half with a 9-0 run and took the lead 35-34. The game remained close until midway through the period when Jordan Capps, Williams and Raijon Kelly combined for an 18-2 run to put Samford up by 15.
Samford shot 43.3 percent from the field to Martin Methodist's 36.7. The Bulldogs outscored Martin Methodist 32-25 in the paint.
As a freshman last season, Tim Williams scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs.