BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- The Samford University basketball team extended its winning streak to three games Monday as the Bulldogs cruised to a 63-46 win against the Chicago State Cougars at the Pete Hanna Center. Samford (6-7) shot 52.3 percent from the field and was led in scoring by junior Josh Davis' 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting.
"I was pleased with our guys' play tonight and I felt like we were well prepared," said Samford head coach Jimmy Tillette. "We did a lot of good things, including taking care of the ball against a team that is very difficult to play against. I think we're getting better on both ends of the floor and I feel like we are slowly improving as a team."
With Monday's victory, Samford (6-7) earned its first three-game winning streak of the 2009-10 campaign and avenged last season's 66-49 loss to Chicago State (5-8). The Bulldogs also improved to 5-1 when playing at the Pete Hanna Center.
Davis led a trio of Samford players in double-figure scoring. The Bulldogs' 6-foot-4 sharpshooter from Lubbock, Texas, drained five 3-point baskets en route to his game-high 19 points. Davis scored 16 in the first half alone and also added three rebounds, an assist and a steal.