South Carolina Upstate vs Mercer

Mercer defeats SC Upstate 78-75 in 2OT


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MACON, Ga. (AP) Langston Hall scored seven of his 21 points in the second overtime to lead No. 2 seed Mercer to a 78-75 win over third-seeded South Carolina Upstate in the Atlantic Sun semifinal Thursday night.

Jakob Gollon added 17 points for Mercer (25-8) which travels to No. 1 seed Florida Gulf Coast (22-11) for the championship on Sunday.

Hall scored with 37 seconds remaining in regulation and SC Upstate's Ty Greene missed a trey with 2 seconds left, sending it to the first overtime tied at 60. SC Upstate's Ricardo Glenn blocked Darious Moten's layup attempt with 4 seconds to play, sending the game into the second overtime knotted at 66.

Mario Blessing and Torrey Craig each missed treys in the closing seconds of the second overtime to end it.

Craig scored 24 points and Glenn added 17 to lead SC Uptate (19-14).

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Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
FGCU3-014-576
S.C. Upstate2-112-8217
Lipscomb2-110-10254
No. Florida2-17-13231
Jacksonville1-213-7273
N.J. Tech1-29-10228
Kennesaw St.1-27-12309
Stetson0-37-12306

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Chattanooga5-114-475
UNC-Green.5-114-5122
ETSU4-114-4118
Samford4-213-6136
Furman3-210-8156
Wofford2-37-11242
Mercer2-48-11182
Citadel2-59-11223
VMI1-44-12330
W. Carolina0-55-13232
 
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