Samford 60, Chattanooga 54

Trey Montgomery scored 19 points and Jeffrey Merritt hit five

3-pointers to lead Samford to a 60-54 victory over Chattanooga on


Merritt finished with 18 points and nine rebounds for the

Bulldogs (11-16, 5-10 Southern Conference), who outscored

Chattanooga 11-3 in the final 3:09 for their second win in three


The Mocs (13-15, 5-10) led 51-49 when Merritt hit a 3-pointer

for a one-point lead with 3:09 remaining. Montgomery followed with

another 3, and his free throw with 55 seconds left gave Samford a

56-51 advantage.

Ricky Taylor’s 3 cut the lead to 56-54, but Montgomery and

Matthew Friday hit consecutive layups to seal the win.

Samford hit 11 3-pointers and Chattanooga shot 25 percent from

the free throw line (2-for-8).

Josh Davis added 16 points for the Bulldogs.

Taylor had 11 points and Sam Watson had 11 rebounds for the