Ridley leads men’s basketball past Samford, 59-49

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Senior center Cameron Ridley hit 70 percent of his field goals en route to a team-leading 14 points in UT's 59-49 win Friday over Samford at the Frank Erwin Center (photo courtesy of texassports.com).
Senior center Cameron Ridley hit 70 percent of his field goals en route to a team-leading 14 points in UT's 59-49 win Friday over Samford at the Frank Erwin Center (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — Senior center Cameron Ridley tied his season high with 14 points, pulled down nine rebounds and blocked four shots to lead the Texas men’s basketball team to a 59-49 win over Samford Friday at the Frank Erwin Center.

“Cam has made a lot of progress, (and) the vast majority of that goes to Cam,” first-year Texas head coach Shaka Smart said. “Our strength coach has done a nice job setting up a plan and our nutritionist has worked with him on what to eat and what not to eat. Cam has gotten in better and better shape and he is a really [article-offer]

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