Florida Gulf Coast took a commanding lead early opening the game on a 20-5 run. The Eagles led at halftime 34-24.
Samford (1-7) would get within 8 points in the second half, 34-26, but the Eagles would push the lead to double figures for the rest of the game.
Florida Gulf Coast shot 57.1 percent (16 for 28) in the second half to blow out Samford.
The Eagles dominated the Bulldogs on the glass, outrebounding Samford 44-25 for the game.
Raijon Kelly led the Bulldogs with 13 points.
With the Suns drafting Tyler Ulis, they now have five guards on their roster who attended Kentucky.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.
Tim Legler and Brad Daugherty analyze Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, the top two picks in the NBA draft, and agree that Simmons will have a more immediate impact.