Scores

Final 3OT

Mercer 117

(5-3, 1-4 away)

Valparaiso 108

(4-4, 5-1 home)

8:05 PM ET, November 29, 2013

Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso, Indiana

1 2 OT 2OT 3OT T
MER 33 45 13 10 16117
VALP 45 33 13 10 7108

Top Performers

Mercer: J. Gollon 37 Pts, 7 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

Valparaiso: L. Dority 31 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

Mercer outlasts Valparaiso 117-108 in 3OT

Associated Press

VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Jakob Gollon scored a career-high 37 points as Mercer squeaked out a 117-108 triple-overtime victory over Valparaiso Friday night.

There were 23 leads changes and the score was tied 17 times as neither team could gain the advantage until Mercer (5-3) finally outscored Valparaiso (4-4) in the third overtime 16-7.

Valparaiso had a chance for the win but missed two layups at the end of the first overtime.

A Bobby Capobianco layup with 17 seconds remaining in double overtime tied the score at 101. Monty Brown missed a potential go-ahead tip-in that would have given Mercer the win.

The Bears scored nine unanswered points in the final overtime to claim the victory.

Three players on each team had a career-high scoring on the night -- Bud Thomas (23) and Ike Nwamu (14) for Mercer. LaVonte Dority (31), Capobianco (23) and Lexus Williams (15) had career highs for Valparaiso.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MER
VALP
Points 117 108
FG Made-Attempted 36-78 (.462) 35-74 (.473)
3P Made-Attempted 10-21 (.476) 9-29 (.310)
FT Made-Attempted 35-41 (.854) 29-32 (.906)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 29 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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» Nov 29, 2013 MER 117, @VALP 108Recap