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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Scoreboard
Mercer (13-9) «234871
Lipscomb (8-12)234265

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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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Mercer9-1015-17192
Citadel5-1512-21283
W. Carolina4-159-23271
VMI3-166-24329

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Lipscomb11-320-13189
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Kennesaw St.7-714-18259
Jacksonville5-917-16291
N.J. Tech3-1111-20290
Stetson3-1111-21328
 
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