HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Christian Guess had 19 points to lead five Samford players in double figures as the Bulldogs edged past Western Carolina 82-78 on Monday.
Jacob Tryon added 17 points, and A.J. Staton-McCray and Logan Dye had 11 each. Richardson Maitre scored 10, including two free throws for a four-point lead with nine seconds left.
Samford (6-7, 2-4 Southern Conference) led 45-25 at halftime. Western Carolina mounted a charge in the second half, scoring 53.
Mason Faulkner had 24 points for the Catamounts (7-5, 0-3). Xavier Cork added 18 points, and Cory Hightower had 15 points and 11 rebounds.