Samford vs. Western Carolina: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Samford vs. Western Carolina: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Samford 54
(11-20, 4-14 away)
Western Carolina 56
(13-18, 8-6 home)
Venue: Ramsey Center
4:30PM ET / 1:30PM PT, March 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Samford 26 24 54
Western Carolina 25 25 56
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Samford R Kelly 13 T Williams 13 R Kelly 4
Western Carolina B Boggs 12 J Sinclair 8 B Boggs 3

On Saturday, Mar. 2, Samford took on Western Carolina and let one slip away to the Catamounts 56-54 in overtime. Tim Williams secured a double-double for the Bulldogs with a game-high 13 points and 13 rebounds. Raijon Kelly had 13 points and added four rebounds. For the Catamounts, Preston Ross finished with nine points and six rebounds.

Samford Game Notes

  • The last time Samford started the season 11-20 was 2009.
  • Samford beat the spread by 3.5 points. That makes the 17th time this season the Bulldogs have beaten the spread.
  • Samford has played in four overtime games this season. Over the last five seasons, the Bulldogs have played in 11 overtime games with a record of 3-8.
  • The Bulldogs have been unlucky eight times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Samford is 30-30 in close games.
  • The Bulldogs have lost 88 percent of the time this season (2-14) after having a field goal percentage of 43.6 percent or worse.
  • Samford has lost 86 percent of the time this season (1-6) after recording 54 or fewer total points.
  • When the opposition commits nine or fewer turnovers this season, Samford has lost 100 percent of the time (0-7).
  • Samford set season lows for free throws made (four) and three-pointers (two).
  • The Bulldogs have turned the ball over more than their opponents in the past four games.
  • This is the sixth loss of the season where the Bulldogs opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • The top two scorers (Tim Williams and Tyler Hood) accounted for 48.1 percent of the points.
  • Tim Williams accounted for 31.7 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Tim Williams has led the team in scoring nine times and in rebounding 20 times in 31 games this season.
  • Tim Williams recorded the sixth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Tim Williams has five straight double-digit point games.
  • Tim Williams recorded a double-double. It was the sixth of his career.
  • Tyler Hood has three straight double-digit point games.

Western Carolina Game Notes

  • The Catamounts won this one, but have lost seven times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Western Carolina is 28-30 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Tawaski King and Brandon Boggs) accounted for 42.8 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (James Sinclair and Mike Brown) accounted for 45.4 percent of the rebounds.
  • Tawaski King has led the team in scoring five times in 31 games this season.
  • James Sinclair has led the team in rebounding six times in 31 games this season.
  • Brandon Boggs has three straight double-digit point games.
SAM PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ATim Williams4113130201
ARaijon Kelly421344101
BBrandon Hayman9430000
B-Tyler Hood351341115
C+Connor Miller43064200
CC. Geffrard Jr.23730102
CRussell Wilson29452003
-Gregg Wooten3000000
WCU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
APreston Ross21961100
AJames Sinclair421083202
BBrandon Boggs311253102
C+Mike Brown35471001
C+Kenny Hall7410010
CTawaski King281230002
C-Rhett Harrelson42203201
C-Tom Tankelewicz16310000
-T. Brummitt3000001

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