Samford Bulldogs take on the East Tennessee State Buccaneers in SoCon Championship

Mon, Mar 11, 2024
NCAAB News (AP)

Samford Bulldogs take on the East Tennessee State Buccaneers in SoCon Championship

East Tennessee State Buccaneers (19-15, 11-10 SoCon) vs. Samford Bulldogs (28-5, 17-3 SoCon)

Asheville, North Carolina; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bulldogs -10.5; over/under is 151

BOTTOM LINE: Samford takes on East Tennessee State in the SoCon Championship.

The Bulldogs' record in SoCon games is 17-3, and their record is 11-2 in non-conference games. Samford leads the SoCon averaging 38.2 points in the paint. Achor Achor leads the Bulldogs with 7.8.

The Buccaneers' record in SoCon action is 11-10.

Samford makes 49.4% of its shots from the field this season, which is 6.1 percentage points higher than East Tennessee State has allowed to its opponents (43.3%). East Tennessee State's 40.6% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.4 percentage points lower than Samford has given up to its opponents (43.0%).

TOP PERFORMERS: Achor is scoring 15.5 points per game with 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists for the Bulldogs. Rylan Jones is averaging 12.1 points and 2.9 rebounds while shooting 45.9% over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bulldogs: 8-2, averaging 82.8 points, 33.7 rebounds, 15.7 assists, 7.9 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 73.0 points per game.

Buccaneers: 6-4, averaging 75.5 points, 36.9 rebounds, 11.6 assists, 9.2 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 43.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 71.5 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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