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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ETSU14-423-1186
Furman11-719-16167
Wofford11-715-17200
W. Carolina10-816-18166
UNC-Green.10-815-19237
Mercer8-1019-15194
Samford4-1414-19252
VMI4-149-21317
Citadel3-1510-22322

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Valparaiso16-230-749
Oakland13-521-11116
Wright St.13-522-13146
Green Bay11-723-13112
Milwaukee10-820-13173
Detroit9-916-15198
Youngstown St.6-1211-21276
N. Kentucky5-139-21296
Clev. St.4-149-23278
Ill.-Chicago3-155-25346
 
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