Belmont vs Mercer

Belmont 62, Mercer 61

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MACON, Ga. (AP) - Ian Clark scored 16 points as Belmont defeated Mercer 62-61 Saturday in the teams' regular-season finale.

The Bruins (24-7, 16-2 Atlantic Sun Conference), who have won their last 11 games, are seeded first for the conference tournament and will play eighth-seeded Jacksonville on Wednesday. The second-seeded Bears (21-10, 13-5), who will host the tournament, play Wednesday night, facing seventh-seeded Lipscomb.

Mick Hedgepeth's free throw with 14 seconds remaining provided Belmont's margin of victory after Reece Chamberlain's two free throws at the 31-second mark lifted the Bruins into a tie.

Mercer led 45-36 with 12:50 remaining, but Belmont rallied to go ahead 52-51 on Scott Saunders' layup with 5:21 left.

Daniel Coursey's dunk gave Mercer a 61-59 lead with 1:10 left.

Drew Hanlen finished with 12 points and Saunders 10 for Belmont.

Justin Cecil scored 17 points and Langston Hall 13 to lead Mercer.

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Scoreboard
Belmont (24-7) «273562
Mercer (21-10)273461

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Belmont Bruins
M. Hedgepeth, F282-92-55016
I. Clark, G386-130-002316
D. Hanlen, G384-71-221112
J. Mann, G322-102-210417
A. Barnes, G171-20-02132
R. Chamberlain213-42-33239
B. Baker140-00-11000
S. Saunders104-52-340310
T. Noack20-10-01000
Totals 22-519-1635101562
 43.1%56.3% 
Mercer Bears
J. Gollon, F282-71-26225
J. Cecil, F256-130-061117
B. Thomas, F251-40-35122
D. Coursey, F244-70-13048
L. Hall, G325-82-223113
T. Smith191-13-53215
M. Brown153-53-44129
K. Canevari80-10-00000
C. Smith80-00-00140
T. Hallice70-20-01020
D. Moten60-10-00000
S. Harris31-10-01002
Totals 23-509-1731111961
 46%52.9% 
Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
FGCU12-226-885
Lipscomb11-320-13189
No. Florida8-615-19217
S.C. Upstate7-717-16229
Kennesaw St.7-714-18259
Jacksonville5-917-16291
N.J. Tech3-1111-20290
Stetson3-1111-21328

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
ETSU17-427-855
UNC-Green.16-525-1095
Furman14-523-1296
Wofford11-916-17190
Chattanooga10-919-12139
Samford10-1120-16170
Mercer9-1015-17192
Citadel5-1512-21283
W. Carolina4-159-23271
VMI3-166-24329
 
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