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E. Tennessee State vs Mercer

Mercer 78, ETSU 59

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MACON, Ga. (AP) - Travis Smith scored 18 points, Daniel Coursey added 17 and Langston Hall had a double-double as Mercer pulled away from East Tennessee State for a 78-59 win Thursday night in Atlantic Sun Conference action.

Smith had 13 points in the second half and Coursey 15 for the Bears (11-8, 4-2), who are off to their best home start (7-0) since 1973-74.

Hall finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Bud Thomas added 11 points for Mercer.

The Buccaneers, who defeated Florida Gulf Coast 85-75 Saturday after overcoming a 19-point second-half deficit, trailed the Bears by 11 with 4 seconds to go until intermission and could get no closer after the break.

Mercer was 19 of 23 from the free-throw line, compared to 5 of 17 for East Tennessee State.

Jarvis Jones, who scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half, led the Buccaneers (4-14, 2-3).

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E. Tennessee State Buccaneers
L. Wilson, F261-70-04013
J. Walton, F182-30-22034
J. Jones, G335-130-214312
P. McClain, G293-63-51319
M. Stramaglia, G212-61-47127
K. Gadsden-Gilliard254-60-03148
R. Rembert243-60-05029
H. Harris193-50-04026
Y. Barrueta50-11-40001
Totals 23-535-172991859
 43.4%29.4% 
Mercer Bears
J. Gollon, F351-60-06412
B. Thomas, F304-80-055211
D. Coursey, F296-75-650317
T. Smith, G326-103-332218
L. Hall, G313-105-7910113
A. White Jr.120-24-40014
T. Hallice103-42-31118
K. Canevari90-00-02000
J. Bryan51-20-01013
M. Brown41-20-03012
C. Smith20-00-00010
L. Brown10-00-00000
D. Moten10-00-00000
Totals 25-5119-2335221478
 49%82.6% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Mercer14-427-9
FGCU14-422-13
S.C. Upstate11-719-15
ETSU10-819-16
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Lipscomb10-815-15
Jacksonville8-1012-18
Northern Kentucky5-139-21
Stetson5-137-24
Kennesaw St.3-156-25
 
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