North Florida vs Mercer

North Florida knocks off Mercer in OT 79-76

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MACON, Ga. (AP) Jalen Nesbitt and Travis Wallace scored 18 points each as visiting North Florida stunned Mercer on its home court, winning 79-76 in overtime on Thursday.

With Mercer (22-8, 13-4 Atlantic Sun) leading 69-66 and just 20 seconds to play, North Florida's Nesbitt was fouled on a layup and his three-point play tied the game at 69 forcing overtime.

Nesbitt's heroics continued into overtime on a tie-breaking layup with 38 seconds to play. Nesbitt scored again on a dunk following Mercer's missed 3-pointer and the Ospreys led 78-74 and held on for the win.

North Florida (15-15, 9-8) trailed Mercer 35-30 at the break but bounced back to a 41-39 lead after the first 7 minutes of the second period.

Langston Hall led Bear scorers with 24 points and Mercer still remains tied atop the conference as co-leader Florida Gulf Coast also lost on Thursday night.

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Scoreboard
North Florida (15-15) «30391079
Mercer (22-8)3534776

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Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Lipscomb0-03-282
Stetson0-03-2340
FGCU0-02-2147
S.C. Upstate0-02-3252
N.J. Tech0-01-2253
Jacksonville0-01-3277
Kennesaw St.0-01-3322
No. Florida0-01-6334

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UNC-Green.0-04-149
Mercer0-04-272
Citadel0-03-2134
Wofford0-03-2309
ETSU0-02-2217
Furman0-02-2138
VMI0-02-2248
Chattanooga0-02-3218
Samford0-01-4128
W. Carolina0-01-495
 
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