Dance Card: Samford, Southern

Who? The Bulldogs of Samford.

What? They started life as the Tigers, but didn't want to be confused with Auburn. Spike is kind of scary-looking.

Where? Homewood, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham.

When? March 5th, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

Why? They won the Southern Conference tournament.

How? Samford went on a 20-8 run to beat Appalachian State 54-43. Jazmine Powers had 14 points, seven rebounds, and three steals.

Surprise? Yes. They were picked third and fourth in the Southern Conference polls, and finished fourth in the conference.

Record: 20-12 (12-8 Southern)

RPI (as of 3/5): 114

SOS (as of 3/5):178

Good wins: The long SoCon schedule, a true round-robin, doesn't allow for much out of conference play; knocking off Appalachian State in the finals might be the best win they have. They at least took a shot at Florida and Kentucky.

Bad losses: Two sets of back-to-back losses in SoCon play does not look good.

Who's running this show? Mike Morris, since 2002; he started at the school on the men's side.


Senior guard Paige Anderson leads this team in scoring, putting up 12.4 points per game; more than half of her shots come from beyond the arc. They're going to need her to be hot from out there to overcome their rebounding issues.

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