Sewanee vs Mercer

Mercer 65, Sewanee 36

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MACON, Ga. (AP) - Travis Smith scored 15 points in 23 minutes as Mercer opened its season with a 65-36 victory over Sewanee on Saturday.

The Bears shot at least 50 percent in each half, finishing at 53.2 percent overall (25 of 47), while holding the Division III Tigers, who counted the game as an exhibition, to 26.7 percent (12 of 45) from the field.

Sewanee scored the opening basket of the second half after trailing 30-18 at the break, but Mercer ran off 14 consecutive points for a 44-20 advantage. The Tigers went 7 minutes, 37 seconds without scoring.

Bud Thomas and T.J. Hallice scored nine points each and Jakob Gollon had eight points for Mercer, which finished last season by winning five games in the CollegeInsider.com tournament to take the title.

The Bears were voted preseason favorites in the Atlantic Sun Conference by the league's coaches.

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Scoreboard
Sewanee (0-1)181836
Mercer (1-0) «303565

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Sewanee Tigers
T. Brown, F264-101-22009
K. Carter, F212-60-03024
L. Affronti, G261-70-02123
V. Bryant, G250-32-24202
B. Bouldin, G241-42-21115
S. Brown202-51-11016
N. Hodge172-50-02016
A. Nelson120-10-00030
M. Caldwell90-10-03010
L. Born80-10-01120
R. Veal80-21-21101
W. Downey50-00-00000
Totals 12-457-92561336
 26.7%77.8% 
Mercer Bears
B. Thomas, F234-60-04109
J. Gollon, F203-31-10238
M. Brown, C171-21-22123
T. Smith, G236-102-244115
C. Smith, G182-40-01015
T. Hallice194-41-25009
A. White Jr.191-50-15123
D. Moten172-22-34106
K. Canevari150-20-00200
J. Bryan141-43-43125
L. Brown80-20-02000
D. Poston71-30-00012
Totals 25-4710-1534131265
 53.2%66.7% 

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
ETSU17-427-855
UNC-Green.16-525-1095
Furman14-523-1296
Wofford11-916-17190
Chattanooga10-919-12139
Samford10-1120-16170
Mercer9-1015-17192
Citadel5-1512-21283
W. Carolina4-159-23271
VMI3-166-24329
 
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