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Mercer vs Belmont

Belmont 82, Mercer 78

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kerron Johnson scored 25 points and Belmont used hot free throw shooting to put away Mercer 82-78 on Saturday.

The Bruins made 30 of 40 free throw attempts, including 8 of 10 in the final 39 seconds. Johnson made 16 of 19 from the line, including 6 of 8 in the last three minutes of the game. Belmont went the final 4:25 without a field goal.

Ian Clark added 17 points and Scott Saunders had 12 for the Bruins (5-2, 2-0 Atlantic Sun Conference), who have won five games in a row and four straight in the series.

Mercer battled back from a 44-33 halftime deficit to tie the game twice in the second half, but never took the lead. The Bears (5-3, 1-1) made 21 of 23 free throw attempts.

Langston Hall scored 23 points, Daniel Coursey added 18 and Jakob Gollon had 17 for the Bears.

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Scoreboard
Mercer (5-3)334578
Belmont (5-2) «443882
 
Mercer Bears
J. Gollon, F374-118-984117
B. Thomas, F373-62-23449
D. Coursey, F248-92-280118
L. Hall, G336-147-844423
J. Cecil, G271-82-22334
C. Smith111-20-03052
P. Larsen80-10-01020
M. Brown71-20-03052
K. Canevari71-10-01123
T. Hallice30-10-01000
S. Harris30-10-00020
D. Moten30-10-01020
Totals 25-5721-2338163178
 43.9%91.3% 
Belmont Bruins
S. Saunders, F214-64-561412
M. Hedgepeth, C231-43-49245
I. Clark, G335-122-253217
K. Johnson, G334-1116-1924225
D. Hanlen, G292-62-42227
J. Mann252-72-32226
B. Baker171-60-25023
B. Jenkins111-20-02022
A. Barnes52-21-10015
T. Noack30-00-00010
Totals 22-5630-4035142282
 39.3%75% 
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