72
TF 0
FINAL/OT
End
OT
ESP3
Sat Jan. 12
4:41pm
BONUS
68
TF 0
MERCER
6-11
ML: -250
MERCER +6, O/U 138.5
ML: +208
ETNST
MERCER

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Rodriguez powers East Tennessee St to seventh straight win

MACON, Ga. (AP) Jeromy Rodriguez finished with 20 points and 18 rebounds - eight off the offensive glass - and East Tennessee State held off Mercer in overtime 72-68 on Saturday.

Rodriguez's efforts helped the Buccaneers (15-4, 5-1 Southern Conference) win their seventh straight game, beat Mercer for a ninth straight time and run their winning streak to seven in overtime games. Patrick Good had 13 points but made just 3 of his 11 3-pointers, while Hodges scored 10. ETSU struggled from distance, making 7 of 28 (25 percent).

The Bears (6-11, 1-4) worked their way to a 32-28 halftime lead and used Ethan Stair's layup with 30 seconds left in regulation to send it to overtime tied at 64. Bo Hodges hit a jumper to give the Bucs a 65-63 lead before Djordje Dimitrijevic's layup pulled the Bears even. ETSU regained the lead for good on Rodriguez's tip-in with 2:49 to play. Patrick Good hit four free throws in the final 16 seconds to help the Buccaneers prevail. Mercer made just 1 of 5 shots in OT.

Ross Cummings sank four 3s and scored 22 to lead the Bears. Ethan Stair added 13 points and three steals.

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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 ETSU 15-4 2835972
home team logo Mercer 6-11 3231568
Team Stats
away team logo ETSU 15-4 80.0 PPG 43.6 RPG 16.2 APG
home team logo Mercer 6-11 73.7 PPG 37.6 RPG 12.7 APG
Key Players
10
P. Good 12.0 PPG 2.4 RPG 2.1 APG 43.5 FG%
20
R. Cummings 17.0 PPG 3.0 RPG 1.9 APG 43.3 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB