68
TF 0
FINAL
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7:30pm
BONUS
88
TF 0
MERCER
8-12
ML: +566
MERCER -11.5, O/U 151.5
ML: -790
VMI
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Cummings scores 24, helps Mercer put away VMI 88-68

MACON, Ga. (AP) Ross Cummings scored 19 of his 24 points in a dominant first half for Mercer and the Bears defeated VMI 88-68 on Thursday night.

A 12-0 run near the middle of the first half gave the Bears a 10-point lead and their advantage reached 24 after a 3-pointer by Djordje Dimitrijevic with about a minute remaining in the half. The Bears shot 59 percent and took a 52-31 halftime lead. VMI was unable to threaten in the second half, only once getting as close as 15 points, 77-62 with 3:02 remaining in the game.

Ethan Stair had 18 points, seven rebounds and five steals for Mercer (8-12, 3-5 Southern Conference). Jaylen Stowe added 17 points. Marcus Cohen had seven assists. Cummings made six 3-pointers, five of them in the first half.

Bubba Parham had 17 points for the Keydets (7-13, 1-7), which fell to 1-9 on the road. Garrett Gilkeson added 15 points and nine rebounds.

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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%)
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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
12T
away team logo VMI 7-13 313768
home team logo Mercer 8-12 523688
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away team logo VMI 7-13 76.0 PPG 38.1 RPG 13.8 APG
home team logo Mercer 8-12 72.5 PPG 37.7 RPG 12.7 APG
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3
B. Parham 21.4 PPG 3.4 RPG 3.5 APG 42.5 FG%
20
R. Cummings 17.4 PPG 2.9 RPG 1.9 APG 42.7 FG%
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