Mercer vs E. Tennessee State

Mercer 71, ETSU 54

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - Travis Smith scored 16 points and Mercer tied a season-high with 12 3-pointers in a 71-54 win over East Tennessee State on Saturday.

Langston Hall added 15 points and Jakob Gollon 12 for Mercer (18-9, 11-3 Atlantic Sun Conference), which won its sixth straight game.

The teams exchanged baskets early on before Mercer broke open a 4-3 game with a 22-7 run. The Bears capped the run with four straight 3s - two each by Gollon and Kevin Canevari - and took a 27-13 advantage into intermission.

ETSU (13-14, 7-8) used an 18-3 second-half run to cut the deficit to 41-38 but the Bears answered the run with 10 straight points.

Mercer, which also defeated ETSU 78-59 on Jan. 17, made 12 of 25 shots from deep, with Smith and Hall accounting for eight.

Jarvis Jones led ETSU with 18 points and John Walton scored 12 before fouling out.

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Scoreboard
Mercer (18-9) «274471
E. Tennessee State (9-19)134154

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Mercer Bears
J. Gollon, F353-55-672212
B. Thomas, F331-73-47435
D. Coursey, F131-62-46044
L. Hall, G335-81-235315
T. Smith, G254-84-451416
T. Hallice202-20-23144
A. White Jr.143-50-01207
M. Brown80-20-01020
K. Canevari72-30-00006
C. Smith70-01-22201
D. Moten30-01-21001
L. Brown10-00-00000
D. Poston10-00-00000
Totals 21-4617-2636172271
 45.7%65.4% 
E. Tennessee State Buccaneers
H. Harris, F321-58-1260210
J. Walton, F305-72-462512
K. Gadsden-Gilliard, F220-31-25041
J. Jones, G385-155-1010219
R. Rembert, G333-81-22219
L. Wilson270-50-04040
P. McClain120-03-41013
M. Stramaglia60-00-00000
Totals 14-4320-342541954
 32.6%58.8% 
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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
 
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