Mercer vs Northern Kentucky

Northern Kentucky 63, Mercer 46

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) - Eshaunte Jones hit six 3-pointers and finished with 26 points to lead Northern Kentucky to a 63-46 victory over Mercer on Thursday night.

The senior guard put the Norse (5-11, 3-5 Atlantic Sun Conference) ahead to stay, 15-12, with a 3-pointer with 5:05 left in the first half and they led 26-18 at the break. Jones finished the half with 14 points.

The Bears (12-9, 5-3) made just 5 of 23 shots (21.7 percent) in the first half.

Mercer's Bud Thomas hit four 3-pointers in the second half for 12 of his 16 points to bring the Bears to within six, 49-43, with 4:05 remaining. Northern Kentucky then reeled off a 14-0 run to put the game out of reach.

Thomas took all eight of his shots in the game from behind the arc, making five, while the rest of the Bears shot 10 of 35 overall.

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Scoreboard
Mercer (12-9)182846
Northern Kentucky (5-11) «263763

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Mercer Bears
J. Gollon, F302-60-08234
B. Thomas, F305-81-241216
D. Coursey, F151-30-25022
L. Hall, G312-62-22316
T. Smith, G271-85-61127
A. White Jr.181-52-21014
C. Smith151-10-13022
K. Canevari101-30-00002
D. Moten90-10-01100
T. Hallice80-10-02030
M. Brown50-00-01020
L. Brown10-00-00010
D. Poston11-10-00003
Totals 15-4310-153081946
 34.9%66.7% 
Northern Kentucky Norse
E. Watson, F230-30-02130
J. Staley, F182-40-23254
E. Jones, G377-116-660326
E. Faulkner, G354-72-224012
C. Jackson, G313-86-751112
J. Flournoy222-41-23127
T. Johnson121-30-02212
T. White100-30-02100
A. Monaco90-10-03010
N. Snodgrass30-10-00100
Totals 19-4515-1928131663
 42.2%78.9% 
Southern
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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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Oakland14-425-9109
Valparaiso14-424-971
N. Kentucky12-624-1187
Green Bay12-618-14158
Wright St.11-720-12115
Ill.-Chicago7-1117-19250
Detroit6-128-23288
Youngstown St.5-1313-21252
Clev. St.5-139-22260
Milwaukee4-1411-24258
 
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