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Recap: The Citadel , Samford
Date: January 01, 2020 3:00 PM EDT
  

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Josh Sharkey matched his career high with 27 points as Samford narrowly beat The Citadel 69-68 on Wednesday.

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Samford went on a 17-3 run over the final eight minutes, including the final 10 points, capped by Logan Padgett's free throw with three seconds left. Citadel led by as many as 16 and was in front for 28:30 of the game.

Robert Allen had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Samford (7-8, 1-0 Southern Conference). Brandon Austin, Samford's second leading scorer heading into the contest at 15 points per game, had only seven points on 3-of-11 shooting.

Kaiden Rice had 17 points for The Citadel (6-7, 0-2). Rudy Fitzgibbons III added 12 points, and Eddie Davis III had 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.

Samford plays VMI on the road on Saturday. The Citadel faces Western Carolina at home on Saturday.

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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 CITADL  +280   +7.5   169.5 
 SAMFRD  -340   -7.5   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 CITADL  13%   75%   34% 
 SAMFRD  87%   25%   66% 
Betting Trends on Amount Wagered
BT MOVEMENTS

 NCAA BK HEAD TO HEAD
 Mar 8, 2019  Score  ATS Results 
 CITADL 71 Over: 171 
 SAMFRD « 100 Cover: 22.5 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Feb 23, 2019  Score  ATS Results 
 SAMFRD 83 Over: 170 
 CITADL « 87 Cover: 6 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Jan 17, 2019  Score  ATS Results 
 CITADL 77 Cover: 4.5 
 SAMFRD « 80 Under: 157 
 Tools:   Recaps

 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Wednesday, Jan 1
 
  •  Furman at VMI
1:00 PM EDT
  •  The Citadel at Samford
3:00 PM EDT
  •  Fresno State at San Diego State
3:00 PM EDT
  •  SO DAKOTA at IUPU-Fort Wayne
3:00 PM EDT
  •  East Carolina at Wichita State
3:00 PM EDT
  •  Wofford at E. Tennessee State
4:00 PM EDT
  •  South Florida at Southern Methodist
5:00 PM EDT
  •  Connecticut at Cincinnati
7:00 PM EDT
  •  Mercer at UNC Greensboro
7:00 PM EDT
  •  Wyoming at Boise State
8:00 PM EDT
  •  Marquette at Creighton
9:00 PM EDT
  •  New Mexico at San Jose State
10:00 PM EDT
  •  Colorado State at Nevada
10:00 PM EDT
  •  Utah State at UNLV
11:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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