Published on March 15, 2017 by Philip Poole  
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The Samford Bulldogs men’s basketball team won its first-ever postseason tournament game March 14 with a historic win over the Canisius University Golden Griffins in the Postseason Tournament. The 78-74 win at Samford’s Pete Hanna Center sends the Bulldogs to the tournament’s second round.

Samford will find out its next opponent later this week when all first-round games have been completed.

The Bulldogs previously played in the NCAA tournament in 1999 and 2000.

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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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.