Stetson vs Mercer

Mercer 70, Stetson 64

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MACON, Ga. (AP) - Travis Smith scored a career-high 25 points and Mercer pulled away from Stetson 70-64 Monday in the Atlantic Sun Conference opener for both teams.

The Bears (8-6), coming off a 66-59 win over Alabama on Dec. 22, have won four of their past five games.

The Hatters (3-9) led most of the first half, including 20-15 at the 7:31 mark. Smith hit two free throws 11 seconds before the break for a 28-26 Mercer lead.

Tied at 40 with 13:53 left, the Bears opened up a five-point lead. After Stetson got to 53-52 on Adam Pegg's jumper with 5:26 left, Mercer used an 8-0 run, with 3-pointers by Smith and Langston Hall, to pull away. Smith made 4 of 4 free throws in the final 33 seconds to seal it.

Jakob Gollon added 11 points and Hall 10 for the Bears.

Joel Naburgs led the Hatters with 18 points.

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Stetson Hatters
W. Green, F291-63-46125
A. Pegg, C324-92-231111
J. Naburgs, G345-74-463118
H. Miller, G280-10-12220
C. Perez, G275-112-442413
A. Graham265-123-442317
L. McInerney150-30-04130
D. Diaz70-00-00200
L. Solanke20-00-00000
Totals 20-4914-1934141664
 40.8%73.7% 
Mercer Bears
J. Gollon, F355-150-071311
B. Thomas, F332-40-28634
D. Coursey, F194-50-06048
L. Hall, G363-92-234110
T. Smith, G337-156-712325
M. Brown173-101-27117
K. Canevari100-00-00310
T. Hallice71-20-01102
C. Smith71-40-03013
J. Bryan20-20-00000
A. White Jr.10-10-01000
L. Brown00-00-00000
D. Moten00-00-00010
Totals 26-679-1340181870
 38.8%69.2% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Mercer14-427-9
FGCU14-422-13
S.C. Upstate11-719-15
ETSU10-819-16
No. Florida10-816-16
Lipscomb10-815-15
Jacksonville8-1012-18
Northern Kentucky5-139-21
Stetson5-137-24
Kennesaw St.3-156-25
 
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