Mercer vs Lipscomb

Mercer 79, Lipscomb 72

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Justin Cecil had 22 points to lead four double-figure scorers for Mercer as the Bears dropped Lipscomb 79-72 on Thursday night in the Atlantic Sun opener for both teams.

Jakob Gollon added 18 points, Langston Hall 14 and Bud Thomas 11 for the Bears (5-2), who shot 50 percent from the floor (30 of 60) in the win.

The Bisons had just a 38.1 percent mark from the field (24 of 63).

The teams were knotted up at 34-all at the break, but Thomas opened the second half up with a 3-pointer for a three-point Mercer lead and the Bears were ahead the rest of the way.

Mercer started the second half on a 10-3 run and outscored Lipscomb 45-38 in the frame to seal it.

Malcolm Smith had a game-high 22 points to lead the Bisons (4-4).

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Mercer Bears
L. Hall, F355-113-356114
D. Coursey, C202-30-03004
J. Cecil, G358-163-471222
J. Gollon, G357-114-471218
B. Thomas, G344-81-253211
C. Smith182-40-00145
P. Larsen81-31-20003
K. Canevari60-00-01100
M. Brown51-40-00132
T. Hallice30-00-01030
S. Harris10-00-00000
T. Smith00-00-00000
Totals 30-6012-1536141779
 50%80% 
Lipscomb Bison
D. Smith, F262-40-02424
J. Glenn, C222-80-07124
R. Boyd, G324-130-010310
Z. Williams, G232-82-22326
J. Arnett, G211-52-21225
J. Burgason275-132-242316
M. Williams152-21-23105
M. Smith146-910-1050322
D. Alexander120-10-03110
M. Smith80-00-01000
Totals 24-6317-1832141872
 38.1%94.4% 
Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wofford16-228-747
Chattanooga15-322-10112
Mercer12-619-16212
W. Carolina9-915-17221
ETSU8-1016-14192
VMI7-1111-19287
Samford6-1213-19305
Citadel6-1211-19327
UNC-Green.6-1211-22309
Furman5-1311-22293

Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
No. Florida12-223-12162
FGCU11-322-11135
S.C. Upstate8-624-12209
Lipscomb7-714-17271
N. Kentucky7-713-17264
Jacksonville4-1010-22338
Kennesaw St.4-1010-22319
Stetson3-119-22335
 
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