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@ Sam 
L 61-80
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vs. Wof 
L 63-81
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@ NC-Gre 
L 67-74
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L 68-81
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L 61-79
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Samford beats VMI 79-61 in SoCon opener

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Demetrius Denzel-Dyson scored 17 points and seventh-seeded Samford never trailed in beating 10th-seed VMI 79-61 in Friday night's first round of the Southern Conference Tournament.

Christen Cunningham scored 15 points and Alex Thompson and Wyatt Walker added 13 apiece for the Bulldogs (18-14), who take on No. 2 Furman in Saturday's quarterfinal.

Samford led 38-24 at halftime after shooting 50 percent from the floor and 6 of 13 from behind the arc to VMI's 21.4 percent and 1 of 16. Alex Peters' layup gave Samford a 20-point lead, 54-34, at 13:34 in the second half and the Bulldogs cruised.

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Leaders
Points: Q. Peterson19.6
Rebounds: Q. Peterson6.5
Assists: Q. Peterson2.4
FG%: Q. Peterson43.1%
FT%: Q. Peterson71.2%
3P%: Q. Peterson36.8%
Steals: Q. Peterson1.6
Blocks: A. Branch0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga35-1
3 Kansas31-4
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky31-5
6 North Carolina29-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-4
9 Oregon32-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga35-1
3 Kansas31-4
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky31-5
6 UCLA31-4
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina29-7
9 Oregon32-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Southern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East Tennessee State 14-4 27-8
UNCG 14-4 25-10
Furman 14-4 22-11
Chattanooga 10-8 19-12
Wofford 10-8 16-17
Mercer 9-9 15-17
Samford 8-10 20-16
Citadel 4-14 12-21
Western Carolina 4-14 9-23
VMI 3-15 6-24
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 68.6 (283)
Rebounds: 10.2 (199)
Assists: 11.9 (281)
FG%: 41.2% (315)
FT%: 69.0% (219)
3P%: 31.6% (326)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 78.2 (303)
Rebounds: 22.8 (324)
Assists: 15.0 (307)
FG%: 48.3% (343)
FT%: 67.1% (29)
3P%: 39.6% (345)
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