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Mercer vs Lipscomb

Mercer 71, Lipscomb 65

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Travis Smith scored 22 points and Langston Hall sparked the definitive second-half run to propel Mercer to a 71-65 win over Lipscomb in Atlantic Sun Conference play.

Jakob Gollon added 11 and Bud Thomas pulled down 10 rebounds. Smith was 5 of 10 from the field and Hall hit 4 of 9 shots. The duo combined to go 17 of 19 from the free-throw line.

After Lipscomb's Malcolm Smith made a layup to draw the game to its fourth tie, 27-27, Hall converted two free throws that sparked a 16-5 run for the Bears.

Hall had eight points during the run and Smith added a 3-pointer.

Mercer (13-9, 6-3) shot 34.8 percent (8 of 23) in the first half but hit 11 of 16 after intermission en route to its third win in four games.

Deonte Alexander's 20 points led Lipscomb (8-12, 3-6), which made 9 of 31 second-half shots.

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Mercer Bears
J. Gollon, F353-45-742311
B. Thomas, F313-70-010337
D. Coursey, F121-20-24042
T. Smith, G345-108-921322
L. Hall, G324-99-1024219
T. Hallice172-30-13124
M. Brown140-02-21052
A. White Jr.90-12-20012
K. Canevari70-10-01000
C. Smith61-10-11022
D. Moten30-10-00020
Totals 19-3926-3428112771
 48.7%76.5% 
Lipscomb Bison
M. Smith, F363-110-06148
M. Smith, F325-116-931416
S. Hurt, C213-54-650410
K. Sankey, G311-45-512447
D. Alexander, G306-163-340420
O. Garcia141-30-02112
T. Denny130-22-23022
C. Sanderson110-20-00000
J. Butler100-00-11200
C. Johnson20-00-00010
Totals 19-5420-263692465
 35.2%76.9% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Mercer1-06-5249
Chattanooga1-06-6204
UNC-Green.1-04-8260
Furman1-02-7250
ETSU1-16-2208
VMI1-15-6247
Wofford0-09-240
Citadel0-14-6345
W. Carolina0-14-8238
Samford0-25-8328

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
FGCU0-09-294
S.C. Upstate0-09-4158
No. Florida0-07-5155
Northern Kentucky0-05-6200
Lipscomb0-05-7275
Kennesaw St.0-04-8256
Jacksonville0-04-9346
Stetson0-03-9338
 
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