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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% 
Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wofford16-228-747
Chattanooga15-322-10112
Mercer12-619-16212
W. Carolina9-915-17221
ETSU8-1016-14192
VMI7-1111-19287
Samford6-1213-19305
Citadel6-1211-19327
UNC-Green.6-1211-22309
Furman5-1311-22293

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
No. Florida12-223-12162
FGCU11-322-11135
S.C. Upstate8-624-12209
Lipscomb7-714-17271
N. Kentucky7-713-17264
Jacksonville4-1010-22338
Kennesaw St.4-1010-22319
Stetson3-119-22335
 
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