Reed’s 14 points lead Austin Peay over Samford, 67-49
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Drake Reed scored 14 points and Derek Wright added 11 as Austin Peay beat Samford 67-49 on Saturday.
Fernandez Lockett led all rebounders with nine.
The Governors (17-9, 13-3 Ohio Valley Conference) jumped to a 13-0 lead before Trey Montgomery scored for Samford with 16:22 left in the half.
The Bulldogs (11-13, 8-8) narrowed the margin to seven, 18-11, but the Govs went on a 9-0 run for a 27-11 lead and were ahead 37-23 at the half.
Wright hit a three pointer to open the second half and Samford could not get closer than 12 the rest of the way.
Austin Peay led by as many as 21, 53-32, with 10:40 left and cruised to the final margin.
Joe Ross Merritt led Samford with 13 points and eight rebounds.