Mercer vs South Carolina Upstate

Mercer 70, SC-Upstate 59

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Bud Thomas made 6 of 8 3-pointers and scored 18 points to lead Mercer past South Carolina Upstate 70-59 in an Atlantic Sun Conference game Thursday night.

Jakob Gollon had 12 points and a season-high 10 rebounds for the Bears (17-9, 10-3), who have won five in a row and seven of their past eight.

Torrey Craig scored 29 points, Ty Greene had 13 and Ricardo Glenn pulled down nine rebounds for the Spartans (13-14, 7-7), whose season-longest losing streak reached four.

The Bears won the rebound battle 36-30 and had 26 points in the paint to the Spartans' 16. Mercer shot 9 of 18 from beyond the arc to SC Upstate's 6 of 24.

Mercer led 13-2 on Thomas' 3-pointer 5:02 into the game and 31-20 at halftime with Thomas hitting a trey with 6 seconds in the period. The Spartans pulled to 67-59 late but never got closer.

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Scoreboard
Mercer (17-9) «313970
South Carolina Upstate (13-14)203959

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Mercer Bears
J. Gollon, F324-93-4103212
B. Thomas, F296-110-071118
D. Coursey, F243-50-24046
T. Smith, G303-71-14548
L. Hall, G293-73-43519
C. Smith203-60-02027
M. Brown141-16-61028
T. Hallice91-20-01012
K. Canevari70-10-00000
A. White Jr.60-20-00100
Totals 24-5113-1736151770
 47.1%76.5% 
South Carolina Upstate Spartans
T. Craig, F399-238-1033129
R. Glenn, F332-71-29215
J. Maxey, F211-21-25043
T. Greene, G405-91-323113
M. Blessing, G240-50-04230
A. Rodgers252-52-22417
R. Elam100-00-01010
B. Olumuyiwa80-02-51022
Totals 19-5115-2430141459
 37.3%62.5% 
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

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
 
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