Samford beats VMI 80-61 behind Chambers’ 15 points
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Triston Chambers scored 15 points with five 3-pointers, Eric Adams scored 13 and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Samford ran away from VMI 80-61 on Saturday to end a four-game skid.
Chambers’ 3 sparked Samford’s 10-4 opening run and the Bulldogs led 45-26 at halftime after outrebounding the Keydets 25-15 and shooting 7 of 13 from behind the arc. Chambers hit four 3-pointers in the half and VMI scored 12 second-chance points off of 11 offensive rebounds.
Adrian Rich and Armani Branch hit consecutive 3-pointers and VMI closed to within 10 points, 51-41, at 13:21 in the second half, but got no closer. Demetrius Denzel-Dyson’s layup sparked an 11-3 run and Samford led by as many as 22 the rest of the way.
Denzel-Dyson scored 15 and Alex Thompson and Josh Sharkey scored 13 apiece. The Bulldogs (16-12, 7-8 Southern) made 10 of 22 3-pointers and outscored the Keydets 30-20 in the paint.
Armani Branch scored 15 points for VMI (6-20, 3-12), which has lost three straight.