Samford 64 at Austin Peay 75

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Triggs leads Austin Peay to 75-64 win over Samford
Saturday, Nov 10, 2012

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Austin Peay’s Will Triggs scored 16 points and the Governor’s held off Samford for a 75-64 victory on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

The Governors built a 16-point first-half lead, but the Bulldogs battled back to cut the deficit to 51-46 with 11:24 to play. Samford would get no closer in Bennie Seltzer’s coaching debut for the Bulldogs.

Austin Peay extended its lead back to double-digits and led 66-55 with 5:11 to play. The Governors then put the game away with a 9-1 run to tie their biggest lead of the contest, 75-57, with less than a minute to play.

Travis Betran and Anthony Campbell added 13 points each for Austin Peay. Chris Freeman finished with a double-double off the bench for the Governors with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Freshman Tim Williams had a game-high 23 points to lead Samford.

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Tim Williams Tim Williams
10-18,  23 Pts
10 Rebs, 0 Assists
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Will Triggs Will Triggs
6-8,  15 Pts
7 Rebs, 3 Assists

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