Roberts leads Samford past Auburn-Montgomery, 94-60

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Brandon Roberts scored a season-high 19 points to lead Samford to a 94-60 win over NAIA-member Auburn-Montgomery on Tuesday night.

Marcus Johnson scored a career-high 15 points for Samford (7-8), shooting 5-of-5 from the field — including three 3-pointers — and 2-of-2 from the free throw line. Tyler Hood added 11 and Darius Jones-Gibson 10.

The Bulldogs trailed 13-12 before 3-pointers by Roberts both sparked and capped a 25-5 run, which gave Samford a 37-18 lead with 3:30 left in the first half.

Auburn-Montgomery trailed by at least 14 the rest of the way, and by as many as 40 in the second half.

Samford made 13 of 26 3-pointers, shot 52 percent overall and recorded a season-high 24 assists.

Tristen Harrell led Auburn-Montgomery, which committed 21 turnovers, with 21 points.

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