Mercer vs Northern Kentucky

Northern Kentucky 63, Mercer 46

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) - Eshaunte Jones hit six 3-pointers and finished with 26 points to lead Northern Kentucky to a 63-46 victory over Mercer on Thursday night.

The senior guard put the Norse (5-11, 3-5 Atlantic Sun Conference) ahead to stay, 15-12, with a 3-pointer with 5:05 left in the first half and they led 26-18 at the break. Jones finished the half with 14 points.

The Bears (12-9, 5-3) made just 5 of 23 shots (21.7 percent) in the first half.

Mercer's Bud Thomas hit four 3-pointers in the second half for 12 of his 16 points to bring the Bears to within six, 49-43, with 4:05 remaining. Northern Kentucky then reeled off a 14-0 run to put the game out of reach.

Thomas took all eight of his shots in the game from behind the arc, making five, while the rest of the Bears shot 10 of 35 overall.

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Mercer Bears
J. Gollon, F302-60-08234
B. Thomas, F305-81-241216
D. Coursey, F151-30-25022
L. Hall, G312-62-22316
T. Smith, G271-85-61127
A. White Jr.181-52-21014
C. Smith151-10-13022
K. Canevari101-30-00002
D. Moten90-10-01100
T. Hallice80-10-02030
M. Brown50-00-01020
L. Brown10-00-00010
D. Poston11-10-00003
Totals 15-4310-153081946
 34.9%66.7% 
Northern Kentucky Norse
E. Watson, F230-30-02130
J. Staley, F182-40-23254
E. Jones, G377-116-660326
E. Faulkner, G354-72-224012
C. Jackson, G313-86-751112
J. Flournoy222-41-23127
T. Johnson121-30-02212
T. White100-30-02100
A. Monaco90-10-03010
N. Snodgrass30-10-00100
Totals 19-4515-1928131663
 42.2%78.9% 
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Furman13-420-10101
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Chattanooga10-619-990
Wofford10-715-15204
Samford8-817-12165
Mercer7-913-16206
W. Carolina3-138-21260
VMI3-136-21318
Citadel2-149-20306

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Valparaiso13-323-672
Oakland12-422-7121
Green Bay11-517-11125
N. Kentucky10-619-10120
Wright St.10-619-10119
Ill.-Chicago7-914-15248
Detroit5-117-21285
Youngstown St.5-1211-19261
Milwaukee4-128-21269
Clev. St.4-138-21244
 
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