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East Tennessee State wins 5th straight, beats Samford 90-72

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Desonta Bradford scored 18 points and East Tennessee State rolled to a 90-72 victory over Samford on Thursday night for its fifth straight win.

Devontavius Payne closed the first half with a 3-pointer and Peter Jurkin opened the second with a dunk as ETSU (11-4, 2-0 Southern Conference) used a 20-5 run for a 59-39 lead with 15 minutes left and cruised from there. Jermaine Long hit back-to-back 3s during the stretch.

Bradford was 6 of 9 from the floor and made all four free-throw attempts. Jurkin added 15 points, Bo Hodges had 13 and David Burrell chipped in 11. Long had nine assists and finished with six points.

Alex Thompson scored 19 points to lead Samford (5-10, 1-1). Josh Sharkey had 11 points, and Justin Coleman and Triston Chambers added 10 apiece.

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