Kennesaw State vs Mercer

Mercer 66, Kennesaw St. 42

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MACON, Ga. (AP) - Travis Smith scored 18 points as Mercer avenged a loss to Kennesaw State last month by routing the Owls 66-42 Friday night.

The victory moved the Bears (14-9, 7-3) into a four-way tie for the Atlantic Sun Conference lead with Florida Gulf Coast, South Carolina Upstate and Jacksonville.

Smith capped a 14-4 Mercer run with a 3-pointer and a three-point play that gave the Bears a 23-13 lead with 6:35 left before halftime.

Mercer led 29-17 at halftime and continued to increase its lead in the second half. The Bears shot 47.9 percent (23 of 48) for the game while holding Kennesaw State (2-20, 1-9) to 27.8 percent (15 of 54).

Jakob Gollun added 13 points for Mercer.

No Kennesaw State player scored in double figures. Markeith Cummings, the Atlantic Sun's leading scorer, returned after missing two games by coach's decision. He didn't start and finished with five points.

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Scoreboard
Kennesaw State (2-20)172542
Mercer (14-9) «293766

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Kennesaw State Owls
A. Anderson, F322-80-011034
N. Pruitt, F293-92-25209
A. Osemhen, C131-31-42013
D. Love, G283-90-01147
M. Hamilton, G172-62-24126
Y. Brown230-10-01010
M. Cummings222-81-24045
J. Montgomery181-23-42016
B. Dawson151-80-13022
K. Drees30-00-00000
Totals 15-549-153641842
 27.8%60% 
Mercer Bears
J. Gollon, F324-64-475013
B. Thomas, F281-80-27332
D. Coursey, F203-51-23017
L. Hall, G313-82-25518
T. Smith, G316-94-423118
M. Brown123-60-01026
T. Hallice120-11-21111
A. White Jr.113-42-210110
K. Canevari90-00-01200
C. Smith80-10-01020
L. Brown30-01-21001
D. Moten20-00-00000
D. Poston10-00-00000
Totals 23-4815-2031191266
 47.9%75% 
Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
FGCU0-07-4105
Lipscomb0-06-435
Stetson0-07-5291
N.J. Tech0-05-6177
Jacksonville0-04-7328
No. Florida0-04-7191
S.C. Upstate0-03-9323
Kennesaw St.0-01-7286

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Furman0-07-3127
ETSU0-06-3146
UNC-Green.0-06-3140
Mercer0-06-4108
Wofford0-06-4156
Chattanooga0-05-5280
Citadel0-04-5295
VMI0-04-5276
W. Carolina0-03-7197
Samford0-02-8251