BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Samford men’s basketball team picked up a 102-64 win over UVa-Wise on Wednesday evening in the Pete Hanna Center.
With the win, Samford improves to 2-2 on the season. UVa-Wise is 1-2 on the young season. Wednesday night’s game counted as an exhibition for the Cavaliers.
FROM THE BOX SCORE
• Samford was led by Brandon Austin with 28 points in the win.
• Robert Allen had 20 points and seven rebounds.
• DeAndre Thomas scored a career-high 15 points and dished out six assists.
• Logan Dye had a career-high 14 points for the Bulldogs.
• For UVa-Wise, Chance Sheffey and Cameron Whiteside had 12 points each.
• Samford jumped out to an early 9-3 lead with 15:53 left in the first half after a layup by Austin.
• UVa-Wise fought back to cut the lead to one at 13-12 with 13:42 left in the half after a 3-pointer by Whiteside.
• Samford pushed its lead out to 14 points at 32-18 with 6:56 left in the opening period following a jumper by Dye.
• The Bulldogs led by as many as 17 points in the first half, and Samford took a 44-27 lead into the locker room at halftime.
• Samford started the second half with a 23-3 run to push its lead out to 67-30 with 15:04 left in the game after a three-point play by Austin.
• The Bulldogs pushed their lead to 41 points at 86-45 with 7:21 to go after a basket by Thomas.
• Samford led by as many as 42 points and finished with the 102-64 win.
• Samford will play at North Alabama Saturday at 6:30 p.m. CT in Florence, Alabama.