BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -Cameron Wells scored 19 points, including 11 of the final 14 for The Citadel, which edged Samford 51-50 on Saturday.
The Citadel (9-9, 3-3 Southern Conference) led by as many as 14 points in the first half, but Samford (7-10, 1-4) came back to take its only lead, 37-35, with 10:49 to play.
Harrison DuPont hit a tying jumper for The Citadel, which led 46-40 with 2:32 left after three baskets by Wells and a three-point play by Austin Dahn, who scored 17 points.
Samford pulled within 49-48 after Andy King's 3-pointer with 12 seconds left and a free throw with 0:06 left by Bryan Friday, who had 16 points.
A quick foul sent Wells to the line for The Citadel and he made both for a 51-48 Citadel lead with 5 seconds to play. Trey Montgomery added Samford's final points on free throws with 1 second left.
Wells also had seven rebounds and five assists for The Citadel.
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