Samford edges Elon 50-49 on Johnson’s late 3

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ELON, N.C. (AP)—Kaylin Johnson hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to give Samford a 50-49 win over Elon on Thursday night.

The Bulldogs (8-10, 2-1 Southern Conference) trailed 49-44 with 1:50 to play, before forcing two Phoenix turnovers and hitting two 3-pointers.

Trey Montgomery’s 3 pulled Elon within 49-47 with 1:25 remaining, before a string of three turnovers.

Adam Constantine turned the ball over for Elon (3-15, 1-6), but the Bulldogs’ gave the ball right back on Johnson’s turnover. The Phoenix, however, turned the ball over on the second-straight possession—this time by Chris Long.

Johnson, who finished with nine points, then hit his shot to snap a two-game skid by the Bulldogs, who won for first time in five conference games.

Andy King scored 16 for the Bulldogs, who led 23-16 at halftime.

Drew Spradlin had 14 for the Phoenix, Long 11 and Devan Carter 10.

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