Scores

Final OT

North Florida 79

(15-15, 9-8 A-Sun)

Mercer 76

(22-8, 13-4 A-Sun)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, February 27, 2014

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 OT T
    UNF 30 39 1079
    MER 35 34 776

    Top Performers

    North Florida: J. Nesbitt 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast

    Mercer: L. Hall 24 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    North Florida knocks off Mercer in OT 79-76

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNF
    MER
    Points 79 76
    FG Made-Attempted 28-58 (.483) 29-68 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-22 (.727) 14-18 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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