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Geffrard propels Samford past Wofford 40-33

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Clide Geffrard Jr. scored 17 points and Samford held Wofford to a season-low in points, defeating the Terriers 40-33 Thursday night in Southern Conference action.

Lee Skinner paced Wofford with 10 points. Skinner and Geffrard were the only players to shoot 50 percent as both teams posted season-lows in field goal percentage and field goals made.

Wofford (10-17, 4-10) hit just 27 percent (13 of 48) while Samford converted 32 percent (14 of 43) but broke open a 26-24 game with seven straight points to pull away. Geffrard knocked down a 3-pointer during the spurt.

Samford (9-17, 7-6) held a 35-33 rebounding advantage and made more free throws (9) than Wofford attempted (6). The Bulldogs also posted six blocks, two short of their season-high, and nine steals.

Wofford's two leading scorers, Karl Cochran (15.5 points) and Spencer Collins (13.1 points) went a combined 5-for-29 shooting.

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