East Tennessee State 81, Samford 77 / Final

Thu, January 14, 2016 8:00 pm (ET GMT)   Conference: Southern  
Location: Pete Hanna Center • Birmingham, AL  
Buccaneers (81)
Bulldogs (77)
Score by Half: East Tennessee State 40-41 - 81   Samford 38-39 - 77  
Team Rebounds: East Tennessee State 1, Samford 1
Officials: John Heatly, J.W. Lucas, Scott Smith
Attendance: 1,066
Top Performances
1T.J. Cromer (ETSU) 19 pts (7/12 fg), 3/6 3fg, 4 reb, 6 ast
2Ge'Lawn Guyn (ETSU) 17 pts (5/14 fg), 1/6 3fg, 7 reb, 3 stl, 2 blk
3Wyatt Walker (SAMF) 14 pts (7/10 fg), 7 reb, 2 stl
Game Forecasts
ELO Ratings: Before ETSU 1234 (#86), SAMF 1090 (#304)  After ETSU 1249 (#86), SAMF 1075 (#304)
ELO Points Transfer: 15
AP Game Recap

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Isaac Banks made two key free throws with a steal and rebound late to help East Tennessee beat Samford 81-77 on Thursday night for its sixth-straight victory.

The Buccaneers (11-6, 4-0 Southern Conference) had a nine-point lead midway in the second half. Samford (10-8, 1-4) used a 14-4 surge to take a 70-69 lead with 4:49 left. Banks made a free throw to tie it, and then forced a turnover.

Ge'Lawn Guyn made a pair of free throws, T.J. Cromer and Desonta Bradford scored layups and East Tennessee led 76-72. Banks added another free throw, and then grabbed the rebound off Jamal Shabazz's missed free-throw attempt with a minute left.

Wyatt Walker made a layup to pull Samford to 77-76.

Ties: 13   Lead Changes: 9   Biggest Lead: ETSU +11   Run: ETSU 14-2 (2-18:53 to 2-15:09)
Play by Play
Matchup History
Season Series: East Tennessee State, 2-0 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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