Published on March 2, 2014 by Philip Poole  

The Samford Bulldogs men's and women's basketball teams will compete in the annual Southern Conference Tournament in Asheville, N.C., starting March 7.

The 6th-seeded Samford women open tournament play on Saturday at approximately 5:45 p.m. CST against third-seeded Davidson. The game will be played at Kimmel Arena on the University of North Carolina-Asheville campus.

The winner of Saturday's game moves into the tournament semifinals Sunday. The women's championship is scheduled for Monday, March 11, at 4 p.m. CDT and will be broadcast on ESPN3 and SportsSouth.

Friday's game will be available on WVSU 91.1-FM with Curt Bloom calling the play-by-play. The game also will be available online on SoConTV.

The Samford men, seeded 8th, open the tournament at 10 a.m. CST on Friday against 9th-seeded Appalachian State University. The winner of Friday's game will play number one seed and defending tournament champion Davidson College Saturday at 11 a.m. CST. Men's tournament games will be played at U.S. Cellular Center.

Mike Grace, the "Voice of the Bulldogs" will provide play-by-play for all Samford games on the Samford sports network. Links to the live stream broadcasts are available at Men's tournament games also will be available online on ESPN3.

The men's championship is scheduled for Monday, March 11, at 8 p.m. CDT. The game will be televised on ESPN2. 

The Samford cheerleaders and a 17-member pep band will make the trip to support both teams.

The Southern Conference tournament is the oldest in the nation, dating to 1921. The Samford women won back-to-back tournament titles in 2011 and 2012.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.