November 21, 2008
Samford Beats Alabama Ahead of Home Opener Tonight
Samford's Monica Maxwell and Karmen Smith scored 17 points each to lead the Bulldog women's basketball team to a 61-55 overtime win at Alabama Nov. 18 at Coleman Coliseum.
"I told our team in the locker room that good teams have to find a way to win when they are not playing well," Samford head coach Mike Morris said. "We didn't play well for most of the game, but that is a credit to the players and their heart. They have a big heart and they refused to lose. They found a way to win a basketball game where it just didn't look like it was our night."
With the win, Samford improves to 2-0 on the season, while Alabama falls to 1-1. The win was Samford's second-straight victory over Alabama, but it was the Bulldogs' first ever win at a Southeastern Conference school.
Samford will return to action tonight, Nov. 21, when the Bulldogs play their home opener against New Orleans. Tip-off for the game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Pete Hanna Center.
The game can be heard locally on WVSU-FM 91.1, or worldwide online at www.samford.edu/wvsu.