NCAA Game Summary - Samford at UNC Greensboro
(Thursday, January 24)
Final Score: UNC Greensboro 66, Samford 64
Greensboro, NC (Sports Network) - Trevis Simpson dropped in 30 points to lead the UNC Greensboro Spartans over the Samford Bulldogs, 66-64, in a Southern Conference showdown at Greensboro Coliseum.
Derrell Armstrong added nine points and Kayel Locke pulled down nine rebounds for the Spartans (5-13, 3-4 SoCon).
For the Bulldogs (7-13, 5-2), Tim Williams finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, Tyler Hood scored 14 points, Clide Geffrard, Jr. added 13 points, and Raijon Kelly chipped in 12 points and six assists. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Bulldogs.
UNCG shot just 41.9 percent from the floor but had a 10-6 scoring advantage at the free-throw line, as it went into the break leading 39-34. The Spartans went 3-of-7 from 3-point range in the first half. Samford was held to 40 percent shooting from the field and 4-of-12 from beyond the 3-point arc in the opening 20 minutes.
After halftime, the Spartans struggled from the field, making just 33.3 percent of their field goal tries and missing all but one of their five 3- point attempts. The Bulldogs had a somewhat better shooting half, hitting 40 of their shots from the floor, including 3-of-10 from 3-point distance. After trailing for almost the entire half, the Bulldogs were down just two in the final minute and had a chance to go ahead in the closing seconds, but Geffrard Jr.'s 3-point shot with seven seconds to play was off the mark and UNCG held on for the win.
The Spartans had a slight edge on points in the paint, 22-20. They also outrebounded the Bulldogs, 39-35.
01/24 22:27:28 ET