South Carolina Upstate vs Mercer

Mercer 82, SC-Upstate 74


MACON, Ga. (AP) - Travis Smith scored 24 points to lead Mercer to an 82-74 win over South Carolina-Upstate on Saturday.

Smith shot 7 of 10 from the floor and made all eight of his free throws for the Bears (12-8, 5-2 Atlantic Sun Conference), who won their second straight game. Bud Thomas and Jakob Gollon each scored 12 points.

Mercer went into halftime with a 36-29 lead, and then took more control in the second half. The Bears went on a 9-2 run, capped by Monty Brown's layup to claim a 47-35 lead with 14:58 remaining.

Chris Smith knocked down two free throws with 7:58 left to give Mercer a 60-44 lead - its largest of the game. It was enough cushion to outlast the Spartans (9-10, 3-3), who pulled no closer than eight points the rest of the way.

Ty Greene and Torrey Craig each scored 22 points for South Carolina-Upstate.

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South Carolina Upstate Spartans
T. Craig, F338-173-452422
J. Maxey, F294-102-392310
R. Glenn, F273-60-65356
T. Greene, G368-181-253122
M. Blessing, G200-10-01110
A. Rodgers201-32-20144
B. Olumuyiwa162-23-51017
F. Miller131-31-24013
R. Elam60-10-02040
Totals 27-6112-2436122474
Mercer Bears
B. Thomas, F305-62-253312
J. Gollon, F293-115-653212
D. Coursey, F161-41-12043
T. Smith, G327-108-821224
L. Hall, G301-26-63628
M. Brown183-62-44008
C. Smith132-22-22018
T. Hallice110-00-00130
A. White Jr.111-20-01002
K. Canevari50-12-20102
D. Moten51-11-20003
L. Brown00-00-00000
Totals 24-4529-3326151782
Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
S.C. Upstate11-719-15
No. Florida10-816-16
Northern Kentucky5-139-21
Kennesaw St.3-156-25
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