Mercer vs Denver

Denver 69, Mercer 40

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DENVER (AP) - Royce O'Neale scored 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting, grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists to lead Denver past visiting Mercer on Wednesday night 69-40.

Denver (2-4) led 15-13 with 11:23 to play in the first half after Daniel Coursey hit a lay-up for the Bears, but the Pioneers struck back, outscoring Mercer 18-6 capped by an O'Neale lay-in at the buzzer to make it 33-19 at halftime.

The Pioneers, which ended a four-game losing streak with the win over the Bears, outscored Mercer 36-21 in the second half and shot 54.7 percent from the field including seven 3-pointers and had 19 assists as a team.

Chris Udofia scored 14 points, had four rebounds and three assists for Denver while teammate Brett Olson chipped in with 10 points and four rebounds.

Coursey was the only player in double figures for Mercer (4-5), scoring 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting.

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Scoreboard
Mercer (4-5)192140
Denver (2-5) «333669

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Mercer Bears
J. Gollon, F282-62-22226
B. Thomas, F251-20-02103
D. Coursey, F165-61-111011
L. Hall, G253-70-12107
T. Smith, G181-50-02102
J. Bryan180-41-23011
K. Canevari130-10-02100
C. Smith131-21-31023
T. Hallice111-11-32013
M. Brown100-50-04020
D. Moten80-01-11011
A. White Jr.70-11-21021
L. Brown50-00-00010
D. Poston31-30-00012
Totals 15-438-152671340
 34.9%53.3% 
Denver Pioneers
R. O'Neale, F359-141-153322
C. Udofia, F316-102-343414
C. Hallam, G324-70-05429
B. Olson, G324-90-040110
J. Love, G303-50-02527
C. Griffin151-20-03222
B. Foeman81-10-01002
M. Byrd60-20-01010
N. Engesser31-10-02202
J. Logan30-11-20021
B. Rucker30-10-01000
C. Webb20-00-00000
Totals 29-534-631191769
 54.7%66.7% 
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

Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
South Dakota12-422-12116
No. Dak. St.11-519-11111
Neb.-Omaha9-718-14138
IPFW8-820-13178
Denver8-816-14211
S. Dak. St.8-818-17155
IUPUI7-914-18218
Western Ill.5-118-20325
Oral Roberts4-128-22292
 
Other games
FLA 72 Final
FSU 47
UAPB 44 Final
MIST 76
USF 49 Final
OKST 61
USC 67 Final
NMEX 75
GONZ 71 Final
WSU 69