Scores

Final

Mercer 71

(18-9, 11-3 A-Sun)

East Tenn St 54

(9-19, 7-8 A-Sun)

    4:00 PM ET, February 16, 2013

    MSHA Athletic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    MER 27 4471
    ETSU 13 4154

    Top Performers

    Mercer: L. Hall 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    East Tennessee State: J. Walton 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Mercer 71, ETSU 54

    Associated Press

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Travis Smith scored 16 points and Mercer tied a season-high with 12 3-pointers in a 71-54 win over East Tennessee State on Saturday.

    Langston Hall added 15 points and Jakob Gollon 12 for Mercer (18-9, 11-3 Atlantic Sun Conference), which won its sixth straight game.

    The teams exchanged baskets early on before Mercer broke open a 4-3 game with a 22-7 run. The Bears capped the run with four straight 3s -- two each by Gollon and Kevin Canevari -- and took a 27-13 advantage into intermission.

    ETSU (13-14, 7-8) used an 18-3 second-half run to cut the deficit to 41-38 but the Bears answered the run with 10 straight points.

    Mercer, which also defeated ETSU 78-59 on Jan. 17, made 12 of 25 shots from deep, with Smith and Hall accounting for eight.

    Jarvis Jones led ETSU with 18 points and John Walton scored 12 before fouling out.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    ETSU
    Points 71 54
    FG Made-Attempted 21-46 (.457) 14-43 (.326)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-25 (.480) 5-18 (.278)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-26 (.654) 21-35 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 2

    2012-13 Season

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    Jan 17, 2013 @MER 78, ETSU 59Recap
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