Samford 71, Texas-Arlington 69

Raijon Kelly hit a 3-pointer with 1:13 to play, and Samford held

on Saturday to beat Texas-Arlington 71-69 despite blowing a

22-point lead.

The Mavericks (3-2) had two chances to tie the game in the final

seconds. With 1.1 seconds left, Shaquille White-Miller was fouled

by Kelly, but missed the first free throw. He intentionally missed

the second, and the ball went out of bounds off a Samford player.

Jordan Reves got the inbounds pass with 0.6 seconds left but missed

a jumper at the buzzer.

The Bulldogs (1-3) shot 61 percent (14 for 23) from the field in

the first half and raced to a 37-15 lead. Texas-Arlington responded

with a 17-0 run to get back in the game.

Drew Windler scored 16 for Samford and was 4 of 5 on 3-pointers,

and Jeffrey Merritt added 15.

LaMarcus Reed led Texas-Arlington with 17 points, and Kevin

Butler had 14.