NCAA Tournament March Madness

#77 Samford

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Projected seed: 13 (automatic qualifier)

Looking at Samford's campaign, the heavy loss to Purdue early on showcased their struggle against top-tier talent, which might be concerning come tournament time. Their offense has clearly been their calling card with explosive performances against numerous opponents; it's their defense, however, that raises questions and could be a liability against the stronger offensive teams they'll face in the tourney. Signature wins are a bit scarce, with most of their success coming against mid to lower-tier teams. The losses within the conference to Furman and Wofford highlight potential vulnerabilities, especially the latter, which was quite one-sided. Samford's route to a potential Cinderella run could be challenging, as they'll need their offense to run like a well-oiled machine, and hope they can hold their own on the defensive side to mitigate their opponents' scoring threats.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6@Purdue1L98-45
11/10@VCU79L75-65
11/17S Carolina St280W89-72
11/22Alabama St315W99-67
11/24Merrimack208W79-71
11/25NC A&T331W101-83
11/30Louisiana137W88-65
12/11Alabama A&M334W118-91
12/16Belmont117W99-93
12/19@Valparaiso284W79-61
12/21@TX Southern266W87-65
1/3Chattanooga143W89-74
1/6@Citadel269W80-64
1/11UNC Greensboro130W79-70
1/13VMI348W134-96
1/16@W Carolina112W75-71
1/20Mercer211W87-80
1/24@Furman153L78-68
1/27@ETSU176W75-72
1/31Wofford168W81-79
2/3@Chattanooga143W78-56
2/8@UNC Greensboro130W78-69
2/10@VMI348W102-63
2/14W Carolina112W88-62
2/17@Mercer211L88-84
2/21Furman153W74-72
2/24ETSU176W87-71
2/28@Wofford168L91-69
3/2Citadel269W92-80