Gasouthern 48
Samford 57
Date of game: 12/1/2012

Recap: Samford vs. Ga Southern

Birmingham, AL (Sports Network) - Tim Williams led the way with 18 points and nine rebounds, as the Samford Bulldogs downed the Georgia Southern Eagles, 57-48, in a Southern Conference battle at the Pete Hanna Center.

Raijon Kelly and Clide Geffrard, Jr. each finished with 11 points for the Bulldogs (2-7, 1-0 SoCon)

For the Eagles (2-5, 0-2), Eric Ferguson scored a game-high 23 points and pulled down eight rebounds.

Georgia Southern shot very well to begin the game, connecting on 57.9 percent of its field goal attempts in the first half. Samford shot 47.6 percent from the field in the opening period, as the teams were locked in a 26-26 tie at halftime.

In the second half, the Bulldogs picked up the pace, draining 57.1 percent of their field goal attempts, though they missed all three attempts from 3-point range in the half. The Eagles cooled off significantly after intermission, making only 37.5 percent from the field. Samford used a 15-2 scoring advantage from the free-throw line to build its lead in the second half, as the Bulldogs captured their first conference victory of the season.

Samford outscored Georgia Southern 19-3 from the free-throw line for the game. The teams were even on points in the paint, 28-28.

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