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E. Tennessee State vs Mercer

Mercer 54, ETSU 46


MACON, Ga. (AP) - Bud Thomas, Langston Hall and Travis Smith scored 11 points each to lead Mercer in a 54-46 victory over East Tennessee State Monday night, its eighth straight win.

Mercer (19-7, 11-2 Atlantic Sun Conference) held the Buccaneers to 25.9 percent from the field in the first half (7 of 27), including 2 of 10 from 3-point range. The Bears led 24-17 at halftime, scoring 16 of their points in the paint.

ETSU (12-11, 6-6) cut it to three, 37-34, with 8:37 remaining but Mercer answered with an 8-1 run. Smith's three-point play capped the spurt, putting the Bears ahead 45-34 with 3:21 left.

Mercer shot 37 percent from the field (17 of 46) but made 82.6 percent from the free-throw line (19 of 23).

Jakob Gollon grabbed 13 boards as the Bears outrebounded ETSU 42-31.

The Buccaneers were led by Adam Sollazzo with 13 points and Jarvis Jones with 11.

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E. Tennessee State Buccaneers
I. Brown, F322-95-51039
A. Sollazzo, G374-155-783513
T. Hubbard, G351-30-08152
S. Cooley, G292-72-25016
J. Jones, G254-100-030211
L. Poderis230-20-12110
M. Dubose132-60-00005
R. Rembert60-30-01000
Totals 15-5512-153151746
Mercer Bears
J. Gollon, F372-92-313316
J. Cecil, F251-81-23003
D. Coursey, F140-22-21032
L. Hall, G372-76-641011
B. Thomas, G324-73-560411
T. Smith195-81-120211
M. Brown142-21-13025
C. Smith111-13-36005
P. Larsen80-10-02000
T. Hallice30-10-00010
Totals 17-4619-234241354
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