MONROE, La. -- Amos Olatayo tossed in 22 points, 16 in the first half, to spark Louisiana-Monroe to an 86-52 win over Samford Monday night.
Olatoyo shot 10 of 13 from the field, hitting 2 of 4 from 3-point range to lead the Warhawks (1-1), who got their first win in decisive fashion at home.
The Warhawks shot 50 percent from the field (34-for-67) despite missing their first three shots of the game and falling behind. By intermission they had a 44-27 lead and out-scored Samford by the same margin in the second half.
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