Greenville, SC (Sports Network) - Clide Geffrard, Jr. led all scorers with 19 points as the Samford Bulldogs defeated the Furman Paladins, 64-53, in a Southern Conference tilt at Timmons Arena.
For the Bulldogs (10-17, 8-6 SoCon), Raijon Kelly added 17 points and Tim Williams posted a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Connor was held scoreless but handed out six assists for Samford, which has won back-to- back games.
Colin Reddick led the Paladins (6-19, 3-11) with 14 points, Bryant Irwin finished with 13 points and Kendrec Ferrara chipped in with 10 points.
Samford took a 31-26 lead at the break. It shot 46.4 percent from the field in the first half, including 4-of-9 from beyond the 3-point arc. Furman was close behind, shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 5-of-12 from 3-point range.
After intermission, the Paladins went ice-cold, making only 31.8 percent of their field goal tries. The Bulldogs were consistent from the field, connecting on 47.8 percent of their shots in the second half. After the teams traded leads early in the second half, the Bulldogs used a 6-0 run midway through the frame to take the lead for good.
Samford outscored Furman in the paint, 24-16. It also dominated the glass, outrebounding the Paladins, 37-23.