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Samford Bulldogs (13-19)


Sat. 2/14 Sat. 2/21 Thu. 2/26 Sat. 2/28 Fri. 3/6
@ Chat 
L 72-79
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vs. Mercer 
L 61-62
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@ NC-Gre 
L 67-81
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@ VMI 
W 80-69
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@ NC-Gre 
L 76-81
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UNCG beats Samford 81-76 in SoCon tournament opener

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Diante Baldwin had a career-high 19 points on Friday and No. 8 seed UNC-Greensboro held off ninth-seeded Samford 81-76 in the Southern Conference tournament opener.

UNCG (11-21) led by 11 points early in the second half and never trailed in the period. Samford (13-19) closed the margin to within two points three different times, the latest at 78-76 on Christen Cunningham's jumper with 24 seconds left.

Baldwin made two free throws to push the lead back to four with 21.5 seconds left and Kayel Locke added another free throw to cap the scoring. Locke finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Baldwin had seven rebounds and five assists.

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Leaders
Points: D. Jones-Gibson12.2
Rebounds: M. Bradley5.4
Assists: C. Cunningham3.9
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: C. Cunningham79.1%
3P%: T. Hood39.9%
Steals: D. Jones-Gibson1.3
Blocks: M. Bradley0.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-1
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin36-4
4 Duke35-4
5 Arizona34-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-3
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Kansas27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke35-4
2 Wisconsin36-4
3 Kentucky38-1
4 Arizona34-4
5 Notre Dame32-6
6 Gonzaga35-3
7 Michigan State27-12
8 Virginia30-4
9 Villanova33-3
10 Louisville27-9
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Southern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Wofford 16-2 28-7
Chattanooga 15-3 22-10
Mercer 12-6 19-16
Western Carolina 9-9 15-17
East Tennessee State 8-10 16-14
VMI 7-11 11-19
Samford 6-12 13-19
Citadel 6-12 11-19
UNCG 6-12 11-22
Furman 5-13 11-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 69.3 (121)
Rebounds: 10.2 (219)
Assists: 13.2 (124)
FG%: 44.4% (115)
FT%: 68.4% (211)
3P%: 34.7% (159)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 71.9 (303)
Rebounds: 21.5 (316)
Assists: 14.5 (325)
FG%: 47.0% (335)
FT%: 67.4% (73)
3P%: 38.6% (341)
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