Toledo Defeats Samford, 80-74, In Double-Overtime
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Terry Reynolds scored 24 points to lead Toledo to a 80-74 double overtime victory over Samford in the consolation game of the Trend
Homes Classic on Wednesday night (Dec. 20).
Toledo (7-2) dominated the first half but then went cold from the field in the second, allowing Samford (3-6) to rally. Greg Stempin added 19 points and Robierre
Cullars 14 for Toledo.
Marc Salyers had a game-high 28 for Samford, including a long 3-pointer at the end of the first overtime to force the second OT. Derrick Jones scored 17 for the
Bulldogs before fouling out in the first overtime.
Stempin hit his first four shots to help Toledo take a 15-2 lead. The Rockets led 39-24 at halftime, but Samford opened the second half on a 23-8 to tie 47-47.
Salyers had a basket and four free throws to help Samford take its first lead at 55-53, and Jones hit a 3 and a layup to tie it with six seconds remaining in regulation.
Toledo took a 66-62 lead in the first overtime, but a three by Tyson Dorsey cut the margin to one. Reynolds hit a pair of free throws with 15 seconds remaining, but
Salyers hit a 3 to force the second overtime.
Reynolds hit a 3 to give Toledo a 71-68 lead, but Dorsey countered with a 3 for Samford.
Two baskets, including a 3, by Nick Moore gave Toledo a 5-point lead. Stempin added a free throw and Craig Rodgers scored to put Toledo up by eight with 1:30
left. Samford went scoreless over the final minute.