Samford cruises to 94-74 victory over The Citadel

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) Darius Jones-Gibson scored 26 points with a career-high nine assists and Samford rolled to a 94-74 victory over The Citadel on Tuesday night.

Jones-Gibson was 7 of 12 from the floor and made 12 of 13 free throws. Christen Cunningham chipped in 10 points with a career-high nine rebounds and matched a career-best with seven assists for Samford (10-5, 1-1 Southern Conference).

P.J. Boutte scored 18 points with four steals to lead The Citadel (7-8, 0-2). Warren Sledge added 15 points and three steals.

Samford jumped out with an 11-0 run, had a double-digit lead midway through the first half and never trailed.

Jones-Gibson converted a 3-point play to stretch Samford's lead to 54-34 early in the second half. Sledge and Quayson Williams made consecutive 3-pointers to pull The Citadel to 58-48. Samford answered with a 25-15 surge and led 83-63 with four minutes left.

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