Men's Basketball Drops One To Samford, 70-43

Feb 8, 2003

Box Score

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Phillip Ramelli had 19 points and nine rebounds as Samford built an early lead and coasted past Jacksonville 70-43 on Saturday.

Ramelli was 8-of-9 from the floor, hitting both of his 3-point shots. Tyson Dorsey was 5-of-8 from 3-point range for 15 points for the Bulldogs (10-12, 6-5 Atlantic Sun Conference). Cornell Felton had seven assists.

Calvin Warner scored 16 points to lead Jacksonville (10-12, 5-5). Kevin Sheppard added 13.

Samford buried the Dolphins early under a flurry of 3-pointers. The Bulldogs hit 7 of 17 3s and held Jacksonville to 32 percent shooting in building a 40-19 halftime lead. Samford ended the game 12-of-33 from long range and won its second straight game.

The Dolphins hit only 3 of 13 3-pointers and dropped their second contest in a row.