TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jon Mills made all four of his first-half three-point shots and scored 14 points Tuesday night as Samford defeated Loyola Marymount, 72-60, in the opening round of the inaugural Guardians Classic.
Samford built a 41-26 halftime lead and wore down the Lions in the second half with its deliberate offense.
"We gave up too many easy baskets," Lion Coach Steve Aggers said. "They are very hard to defend and they ran their offense in midseason form. School was in session."