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Troy helps UNC Greensboro upend Mercer 70-66 in OT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Demetrius Troy scored the first five points of overtime and finished with 12 points and UNC Greensboro held on for a 70-66 win over Mercer on Saturday night.

After Troy made it 60-55 with a 3-pointer, the Spartans (14-5, 5-1 Southern Conference) made 10 of 16 free throws in the last 96 seconds. The misses allowed the Bears to get back into the game until Marvin Smith made a free throw with 4.7 seconds left to restore the two-possession difference.

Mercer (10-10, 3-4) didn't score in the extra period until Ross Cummings made a pair of free throws with 53.1 seconds left. Then the Bears, who missed their first seven shots in overtime made their last two plus four more free throws.

Francis Alonso led UNCG with 17 points and Smith had 15.

Stephon Jelks had 11 points and 11 boards for Mercer, including the 3-pointer that tied it with 17.8 seconds left in regulation. Alonso dribbled the clock down but missed a contested shot in the lane at the buzzer.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12OTT
away team logo Mercer 10-10 24311166
home team logo NC-Greensboro 14-5 23321570
Team Stats
away team logo Mercer 10-10 72.5 PPG 37.7 RPG 12.7 APG
home team logo NC-Greensboro 14-5 76.1 PPG 37.6 RPG 12.6 APG
Key Players
20
R. Cummings 17.4 PPG 2.9 RPG 1.9 APG 42.7 FG%
10
F. Alonso 17.6 PPG 2.3 RPG 2.5 APG 41.9 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB