BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Demetirus Denzel-Dyson scored 21 points and Triston Chambers nailed five from long range for 15 as Samford dominated Western Carolina 85-71 in Southern Conference action on Saturday night.
Denzel-Dyson drilled 4 of 7 from beyond the arc. Chambers missed just two field goal attempts, hitting 5 of 7 from distance. Alex Thompson and Eric Adams added 13 points apiece for Samford (6-10, 2-1).
The Bulldogs shot 54 Percent (26-48) from the floor while limiting Western Carolina to 25-of-61 shooting (41 percent). The Catamounts made two more from distance but Samford scored 14 more from the line.
Samford led 42-29 at the break. Chambers and Denzel-Dyson opened the second half with back-to-back treys as the Bulldogs pushed their advantage to 59-47 midway of that period.
Matt Halvorsen had 21 points for Western Carolina (6-9, 2-1), which will return home for three straight conference games.
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