Scores

Final

Kennesaw State 42

(2-20, 1-9 A-Sun)

Mercer 66

(14-9, 7-3 A-Sun)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, February 1, 2013

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    KENN 17 2542
    MER 29 3766

    Top Performers

    Kennesaw State: N. Pruitt 9 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Mercer: J. Gollon 13 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Mercer 66, Kennesaw St. 42

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    KENN
    MER
    Points 42 66
    FG Made-Attempted 15-54 (.278) 23-48 (.479)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-14 (.214) 5-17 (.294)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 15-20 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 26

    2012-13 Season

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