Kennesaw State vs Mercer

Mercer 66, Kennesaw St. 42

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MACON, Ga. (AP) - Travis Smith scored 18 points as Mercer avenged a loss to Kennesaw State last month by routing the Owls 66-42 Friday night.

The victory moved the Bears (14-9, 7-3) into a four-way tie for the Atlantic Sun Conference lead with Florida Gulf Coast, South Carolina Upstate and Jacksonville.

Smith capped a 14-4 Mercer run with a 3-pointer and a three-point play that gave the Bears a 23-13 lead with 6:35 left before halftime.

Mercer led 29-17 at halftime and continued to increase its lead in the second half. The Bears shot 47.9 percent (23 of 48) for the game while holding Kennesaw State (2-20, 1-9) to 27.8 percent (15 of 54).

Jakob Gollun added 13 points for Mercer.

No Kennesaw State player scored in double figures. Markeith Cummings, the Atlantic Sun's leading scorer, returned after missing two games by coach's decision. He didn't start and finished with five points.

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Kennesaw State Owls
A. Anderson, F322-80-011034
N. Pruitt, F293-92-25209
A. Osemhen, C131-31-42013
D. Love, G283-90-01147
M. Hamilton, G172-62-24126
Y. Brown230-10-01010
M. Cummings222-81-24045
J. Montgomery181-23-42016
B. Dawson151-80-13022
K. Drees30-00-00000
Totals 15-549-153641842
 27.8%60% 
Mercer Bears
J. Gollon, F324-64-475013
B. Thomas, F281-80-27332
D. Coursey, F203-51-23017
L. Hall, G313-82-25518
T. Smith, G316-94-423118
M. Brown123-60-01026
T. Hallice120-11-21111
A. White Jr.113-42-210110
K. Canevari90-00-01200
C. Smith80-10-01020
L. Brown30-01-21001
D. Moten20-00-00000
D. Poston10-00-00000
Totals 23-4815-2031191266
 47.9%75% 
Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
No. Florida10-422-12161
FGCU8-621-14215
N.J. Tech8-620-15207
Jacksonville8-616-16289
Lipscomb7-712-21269
Kennesaw St.7-711-20263
Stetson4-1012-22303
S.C. Upstate4-1010-22324

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Chattanooga15-329-650
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