Tennessee St. 59, Samford 41

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Ladarious Weaver had 23 points, including five 3-pointers, to help Tennessee State snap a four-game losing streak with a 59-41 win over Samford Thursday night.

Tennessee State (6-9, 3-3 Ohio Valley Conference) shot just 7-of-25, or 28 percent, from the field in the first half but still managed a tie at 19 at the break.

Weaver came back in the second to score 17 of his points, including three of his five 3-pointers. Clarence Matthews added 11 points and eight rebounds and Larry Turner had a game-high nine rebounds.

Samford (9-7, 6-1) was cold for the night and ended a three-game winning streak, with no players scoring in double digits. Joe Ross Merritt and Curtis West each had 9 points.

The Tigers controlled the boards 38-23, scoring 10 points off second chances.

The Bulldogs failed to score from the field for the final 2:15.

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J. Merritt J. Merritt
3-9,  9 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Tennessee St.
L. Weaver L. Weaver
8-11,  23 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists

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