BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Tim Williams scored 29 points and hauled in 12 rebounds, pacing Samford past UNC Greensboro 88-78 Thursday night.
UNC Greensboro (10-11, 3-3) shot 42.6 percent, but went just 4 of 16 from beyond the arc. Kyle Cain led the Spartans with 23 points and 11 boards, and Tevon Saddler chipped in 13 points and six assists.
Samford pushed ahead with a 14-5 run fueled by 3-pointers from Isaiah Williams and Connor Miller and led by 10 at the break. The Spartans fought back, with Diante Baldwin hitting a jumper, two free throws and a 3-pointer to pull within four at the midway mark.
Tim Williams answered with a jumper and two free throws to put Samford up by nine.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.