Samford 90, Jacksonville State 69
JACKSONVILLE, Ga. (AP)—J. Robert Merritt scored 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Samford to a 90-69 victory over Jacksonville State on Saturday night.
Merritt, who had 24 points in the first half, helped the Bulldogs (9-4, 5-1 Ohio Valley Conference) shoot 75 percent from the floor. Travis Peterson had 19 points and Randall Gulina added 17.
Walker Russell led the Gamecocks (5-7, 3-3) with 24 points and seven assists. Russell also made six 3-pointers, while Dorien Brown added 13 points.
Samford finished with 12-of-21 shots made from beyond the arc.