Scores

Final

Mercer 57

(20-10, 13-4 A-Sun)

FGCU 60

(20-10, 12-5 A-Sun)

    7:30 PM ET, February 28, 2013

    Alico Arena, Fort Myers, Florida

    1 2 T
    MER 25 3257
    FGGU 27 3360

    Top Performers

    Mercer: D. Coursey 14 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Florida Gulf Coast: C. Fieler 11 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Florida Gulf Coast 60, Mercer 57

    Associated Press

    FORT MEYERS, Fla. -- Bernard Thompson scored 14 points as Florida Gulf Coast beat Mercer 60-57 Thursday night in Atlantic Sun Conference play.

    Chase Fieler added 11 to help Florida Gulf Coast (20-10, 12-5) to its first 20-win season in its Division I history.

    Ahead 55-54, Langston Hall made two free throws with 1:05 remaining to push Mercer's lead to 57-54. Mercer missed its final three shots and did not score again.

    Thompson made two free throws to make it 57-56, and Eric McKnight made two free throws with 18 seconds left to give Florida Gulf Coast the lead, 58-57.

    Christophe Varidel made two foul shots with 3 seconds remaining to push the lead to 60-57.

    Though the Eagles shot just 37 percent (10 of 27) in the second half, they outscored the Bears 14-4 on second chance points in the period.

    Daniel Coursey and Travis Smith scored 14 for Mercer (20-10, 13-4).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    FGGU
    Points 57 60
    FG Made-Attempted 20-46 (.435) 20-49 (.408)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-20 (.250) 4-17 (.235)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-13 (.923) 16-22 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 8

    2012-13 Season

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