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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Scoreboard
Kennesaw State (2-20)172542
Mercer (14-9) «293766

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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
FGCU12-226-885
Lipscomb11-320-13189
No. Florida8-615-19217
S.C. Upstate7-717-16229
Kennesaw St.7-714-18259
Jacksonville5-917-16291
N.J. Tech3-1111-20290
Stetson3-1111-21328

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
ETSU17-427-855
UNC-Green.16-525-1095
Furman14-523-1296
Wofford11-916-17190
Chattanooga10-919-12139
Samford10-1120-16170
Mercer9-1015-17192
Citadel5-1512-21283
W. Carolina4-159-23271
VMI3-166-24329