Mercer vs Furman

Mercer 66, Furman 46


GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Bud Thomas scored 16 points and Mercer needed a late run to pull away from Furman for a 66-46 win on Thursday night.

The Bears (2-1), coming off an 81-63 loss at No. 24 Missouri, held the Paladins (2-1) to 24.6 percent shooting from the field (14 of 57) and 3 of 20 from long range.

Both teams started slowly, with the score tied at 14 after more than 16 minutes.

Mercer took a 22-19 lead into the break, then Furman scored the first two baskets of the second half. The Bears regained the advantage, building a 14-point cushion, but the Paladins closed to 46-42 with 6:03 remaining. A 16-2 run gave Mercer a 62-44 lead with 1:28 left.

Daniel Coursey added 11 points and nine rebounds for the Bears, who shot 49 percent from the field (25 of 51).

Bryant Irwin led Furman with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

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Mercer Bears
B. Thomas, F366-92-253116
J. Gollon, F344-102-244110
D. Coursey, F255-61-290311
J. Cecil, F204-60-012111
L. Hall, G321-73-53436
J. Bryan172-62-25016
M. Brown90-00-02030
C. Smith91-20-01002
K. Canevari71-10-00012
P. Larsen51-10-01032
T. Hallice30-20-22000
D. Moten20-10-00000
S. Harris10-00-00010
Totals 25-5110-1534131866
Furman Paladins
B. Irwin, F343-133-4111111
B. Austin, F323-111-23027
B. Sebirumbi, F232-55-63049
C. Reddick, F222-94-59028
R. Brown, G311-32-20304
C. Reddick210-40-01110
C. Toler162-50-04024
D. Early120-40-02110
D. Brown91-30-00033
Totals 14-5715-193961646
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
W. Carolina10-816-18166
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MD 42 Final
Alabama 62
Maine 60 Final
UConn 80
Tx A&M 60 Final
Miss St 69
NORFL 55 Final
Florida 91
Niagara 52 Final
Missouri 83
W Illinois 55 Final
Michigan 59
Arizona 81 Final
St John's 72