- Associated Press - Sunday, December 21, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Brandon Roberts came off the bench to score 12 points and Samford used a second-half surge to beat Louisiana-Monroe 64-50 on Sunday.

Michael Bradley scored 11 points and Christen Cunningham added 10 and three steals for the Bulldogs (5-8). Tyler Hood had five assists, Marcus Johnson had four, and Samford used 16 assists in scoring 24 of 54 field goal attempts.

The Warhawks led 15-8 on 3-pointer by Jamaal Samuel, but the Bulldogs used a 13-2 run to take a 21-17 lead after a layup by Roberts. Three Bulldogs hit 3s in the final 3:48 to build Samford’s 32-28 halftime lead.

The Warhawks stayed close in the second half and Nick Coppola tied it at 43 with a 3-pointer at 12:33. Samford replied with a 19-3 run in which Bradley scored seven.

Nick Coppola led Lousiana-Monroe (6-5) with 15 points and Samuel had 13.

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