Mercer vs North Florida

Mercer 66, North Florida 47

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Travis Smith scored 15 points as Mercer cruised to a 66-47 win over North Florida on Thursday night in Atlantic Sun Conference action.

The Bears (10-7, 3-1), coming off an 83-75 loss to Kennesaw State, have won four of their last five.

Bud Thomas added 14 points and Anthony White, Jr., a career-high 12.

White helped limit the Ospreys' Parker Smith, who came in averaging 16.4 points per game and with the second-most made 3-pointers in the nation (66) to six points on 2-of-4 shooting from long range.

Trailing 8-6, Mercer pulled ahead with a 16-2 spurt and held North Florida (7-11, 2-3) to one field goal in an 8:37 span.

Ray Rodriguez, who finished with 11 points, hit three straight 3-pointers within 65 seconds to help the Ospreys close to 47-41 with 9:29 left, but North Florida could get no closer, shooting a season-low 34 percent (17 of 50).

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Mercer Bears
J. Gollon, F353-90-08126
B. Thomas, F255-81-241114
D. Coursey, F71-20-03042
L. Hall, G353-74-460010
T. Smith, G346-132-334015
T. Hallice301-20-05032
A. White Jr.145-70-020212
C. Smith91-20-01002
K. Canevari51-10-00003
M. Brown40-00-01040
D. Moten20-00-01100
Totals 26-517-93671666
 51%77.8% 
North Florida Ospreys
D. Jeune, F262-60-04136
T. Wallace, F203-112-24108
B. Beech, G292-60-05036
P. Smith, G272-40-02126
W. Wilson, G241-30-02423
A. Diaz202-61-64005
R. Rodriguez164-70-000011
C. McRoy150-40-05020
C. Naylor151-20-01112
B. Daniels80-10-00010
Totals 17-503-82781447
 34%37.5% 
Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Furman13-320-9103
ETSU12-322-677
UNC-Green.11-420-8113
Chattanooga10-519-892
Wofford9-714-15201
Samford7-816-12170
Mercer7-813-15200
VMI3-126-20321
Citadel2-139-19307
W. Carolina2-137-21262

Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
FGCU11-222-786
Lipscomb10-318-12169
S.C. Upstate7-617-13214
Kennesaw St.7-613-16269
No. Florida7-612-18241
Jacksonville5-817-13277
Stetson3-1011-19332
N.J. Tech2-1110-19297
 
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