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Samford beats The Citadel 100-71 in SoCon tourney

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Brandon Austin had 26 points as Samford rolled past The Citadel 100-71 in the Southern Conference Tourney first round on Friday night.

Josh Sharkey had 16 points and eight assists for Samford (17-15). Myron Gordon added 15 points. Ruben Guerrero had 12 points and three blocks for the hosts.

Samford scored at least 100 points for the second time this season (1-1).

Samford posted a season-high 22 assists.

Samford put up 55 second-half points, a season high for the team.

Zane Najdawi had 15 points and 11 rebounds for The Citadel (12-18). Jerry Higgins III added 12 points and six assists. Alex Reed had 10 points.

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Updated March 8, 2019

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