Sharkey’s stat line leads Samford past Purdue Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Josh Sharkey tied a career-high with 25 points, had seven steals with six rebounds and six assists and Samford beat Purdue Fort Wayne 74-66 on Friday night.

John Konchar’s 3-pointer with 2:48 to play brought the Mastodons within 68-66 but Purdue Fort Wayne missed it last seven shot attempts. Sharkey scored Samford’s last 10 points including all six of his free throws.
Samford entered the contest holding opponents to 36.6 percent shooting and continued that defensive pressure limiting Purdue Fort Wayne to 37 percent (23 of 62) from the field. The Bulldogs (6-1) meanwhile shot 27 of 52 (52 percent). Ruben Guerrero added 15 points and six rebounds and Myron Gordon scored 11 points.
Konchar led the Mastodons (3-4) with 24 points and nine rebounds and Kason Harrell scored 14.
It was the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

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