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Mercer vs Stetson

Mercer 77, Stetson 65

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DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Travis Smith scored 15 points to lead five Mercer starters in double figures as the Bears beat Stetson 77-65 Saturday in each team's season finale to claim their first Atlantic Sun Conference regular-season championship since 2002-03.

Bud Thomas and Daniel Coursey scored 14 points apiece, Langston Hall added 12 and Jakob Gollon had 11 for Mercer (21-10, 14-4), which closes the season winning 9 of its last 10 games.

On top 55-50 with just over 7 minutes to play, Mercer used a 12-2 run, capped by Thomas' 3-pointer to extend its lead to 67-52 with 3:25 remaining. The Bears led by double figures the rest of the way.

Mercer shot 50 percent (27 of 54) compared to Stetson's 38.5 percent (20 of 52), and the Bears held a 17-10 advantage on turnovers.

Joel Naburgs scored 14 points to lead the Hatters (14-15, 11-7), who had their four-game winning streak snapped.

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Scoreboard
Mercer (21-10) «304777
Stetson (14-15)283765
 
Mercer Bears
J. Gollon, F284-143-451211
D. Coursey, F255-74-440214
B. Thomas, F205-60-010514
L. Hall, G332-48-839012
T. Smith, G316-121-184415
M. Brown142-50-21014
K. Canevari120-00-01100
T. Hallice121-10-01012
C. Smith120-01-21221
A. White Jr.122-50-01024
D. Moten10-00-00000
Totals 27-5417-2130171977
 50%81% 
Stetson Hatters
W. Green, F262-24-46028
A. Pegg, C295-181-330112
C. Perez, G364-111-23339
J. Naburgs, G313-106-734114
H. Miller, G183-40-05138
A. Graham253-64-432312
L. McInerney230-02-23012
D. Diaz90-00-01110
T. Plemmons10-00-00000
L. Solanke10-00-00000
J. Weston10-10-00010
Totals 20-5218-2230111665
 38.5%81.8% 
Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Mercer14-427-9
FGCU14-422-13
S.C. Upstate11-719-15
ETSU10-819-16
No. Florida10-816-16
Lipscomb10-815-15
Jacksonville8-1012-18
Northern Kentucky5-139-21
Stetson5-137-24
Kennesaw St.3-156-25
 
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