Samford tops Kennesaw State 77-65

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Darius Jones-Gibson had 13 points, and Samford used a balanced offensive attack to top Kennesaw State 77-65 Saturday night.

Six players scored at least seven points for Samford (2-1). Marcus Johnson and Iman Johnson had 12 points, and Matt Rose added 11. Iman Johnson was 5 for 5 from the field and nabbed four steals.

Yonel Brown scored 22 points on 10-of-21 shooting for Kennesaw State. Aubrey Williams came off the bench to score 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting, and Kendrick Ray had 15 points, five boards and four assists.

Both teams shot the ball well early, with Kennesaw State making 6 of its first 9 shots while Samford made 7 of 8.

The Bulldogs led by as many as 23 points in the second half and forced the Owls into 20 turnovers.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.