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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.