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Team preview: Samford

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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

It wasn't a bad first year in the Southern Conference for Samford. After moving over from the Ohio Valley Conference, the Bulldogs hung tough all year, finished a couple games out of first place in the North Division and advanced to the semifinals of the SoCon Tournament.