BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Tyler Hood scored a season-high 19 points and Samford snapped a four-game losing streak with a 79-67 win over The Citadel Saturday night.
Samford shot a season-best 65.9 percent (29 of 44) from the field, knocked down 7 of 17 3-pointers and drained 14 of 17 free-throw attempts.
Samford also had a season-high 20 assists with Kelly's six leading the way.
Mike Groselle and Janell Jenkins scored 13 points apiece for The Citadel (6-17, 3-10), which dropped its second straight game. The team hit 7 of 14 from 3-point range and 24 of 27 at the foul line, but made only 48.6 percent (18 of 37) from the field and committed 19 turnovers.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the fifth-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.