Georgia Southern vs Samford Final: 80-78 - Recap

Georgia Southern grabbed an 80-78 win over Samford on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Jelani Hewitt at Hanner Fieldhouse.

Bettors who backed Georgia Southern were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 6.

Georgia Southern got 22 points from Tre Bussey and another 12 points from Kyle Doyle. Marvin Baynham contributed 2 assists, while Angel Matias cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Samford got 23 points from Tim Williams in a losing cause and another 14 points from Isaiah Williams. Isaiah Williams contributed 4 assists for them, while Tim Williams had 8 rebounds.

Georgia Southern hit the break leading 40-33 before taking care of business in the second half.

Georgia Southern had a 33-25 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.