- Associated Press - Thursday, December 22, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Triston Chambers had 20 points, including six 3-pointers, and Samford cruised to an 83-63 win over Florida A&M; on Thursday night.

Chambers hit 7 of 10 from the field and made 6-of-9 3s. Justin Hopkins and Josh Sharkey scored 12 points apiece. Sharkey added eight assists while Christen Cunningham had 12.

Chambers hit two 3-pointers during a 10-0 run that put Samford (8-4) up 52-40 with 16:31 to play. Elijah Mays hit a 3 that trimmed FAMU’s deficit to eight about two minutes later, but the Bulldogs responded with a 12-2 run - capped by back-to-back 3s by Chambers - to make it 66-48 with 9:37 left and the Rattlers trailed by double figures the rest of the way.

Samford, which has won five of its last six games, hit 11 3-pointers and had 26 assists on 30 field goals.

Desmond Williams had 20 points for FAMU (2-10). The Rattlers have lost nine in a row.


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