Samford 71, East Tennessee State 68 / Final

Sat, February 7, 2015 4:00 pm (ET GMT)   Conference: Southern  
Location: ETSU Athletic Center • Johnson City, TN  
Bulldogs (71)
Buccaneers (68)
Score by Half: Samford 34-37 - 71   East Tennessee State 34-34 - 68  
Team Rebounds: Samford 2, East Tennessee State 1
Officials: Dan Stryffeler, Jason Page, Brad Stodghill
Attendance: 2,715
Top Performances
1A.J. Merriweather (ETSU) 14 pts (6/7 fg), 5 reb, 2 stl
2Jalen Riley (ETSU) 20 pts (6/13 fg), 4/8 3fg, 3 reb
3Marcus Johnson (SAMF) 12 pts (4/6 fg), 4/6 3fg, 5 reb, 2 stl
Game Forecasts
ELO Ratings: Before SAMF 1032 (#304), ETSU 1212 (#86)  After SAMF 1058 (#304), ETSU 1186 (#86)
ELO Points Transfer: 26
AP Game Recap

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Marcus Johnson hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds left to give Samford a 71-68 victory over East Tennessee State on Saturday.

Christen Cunningham took a high screen and drove toward the basket, which drew a double team, and found Johnson open on the wing.

Samford (12-14, 5-8 Southern) had five players in double figures, led by Darius Jones-Gibson with 13 points. Johnson finished with 12.

Tyler Hood made a corner 3-pointer to cut Samford's deficit to 66-64 and after an A.J. Merriweather basket, Johnson hit a 3 to make it 68-67. Later, Jones-Gibson made 1 of 2 free throws to tie the game at 68 with 39 seconds left.

News Articles
Ties: 4   Lead Changes: 1   Biggest Lead: ETSU +12   Run: ETSU 18-2 (2-18:57 to 2-14:52)
Play by Play
Matchup History
Season Series: Tied, 1-1 Previous 3 Seasons: East Tennessee State, 11-1 Since 2014: East Tennessee State, 11-1

More Info & Glossary

MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, Eff: Efficiency score, UsgRt: Usage Rate (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), PrRt: Presence Rate, PS: Performance score, O/U: Over/underperform vs. season perf score average

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

BenchPts: Bench Points, 2ndChance: Second Chance Points, InPaint: Points in the Paint, OffTO: Points Off Turnovers, Fastbreak: Fast break Points, TimePoss: Time Of Possession

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