Scores

Final

Samford 64

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Austin Peay 75

(1-0, 1-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, November 9, 2012

1 2 T
SAM 28 3664
PEAY 38 3775

Top Performers

Samford: T. Williams 23 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Stl

Austin Peay: W. Triggs 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Austin Peay 75, Samford 64

Associated Press

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Austin Peay's Will Triggs scored 16 points and the Governor's held off Samford for a 75-64 victory on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

The Governors built a 16-point first-half lead, but the Bulldogs battled back to cut the deficit to 51-46 with 11:24 to play. Samford would get no closer in Bennie Seltzer's coaching debut for the Bulldogs.

Austin Peay extended its lead back to double-digits and led 66-55 with 5:11 to play. The Governors then put the game away with a 9-1 run to tie their biggest lead of the contest, 75-57, with less than a minute to play.

Travis Betran and Anthony Campbell added 13 points each for Austin Peay. Chris Freeman finished with a double-double off the bench for the Governors with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Freshman Tim Williams had a game-high 23 points to lead Samford.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAM
PEAY
Points 64 75
FG Made-Attempted 27-70 (.386) 28-52 (.538)
3P Made-Attempted 2-24 (.083) 9-20 (.450)
FT Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 10-17 (.588)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 16

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