Scores

Final

Mercer 40

(4-5, 1-2 away)

Denver 69

(2-5, 2-2 home)

    9:00 PM ET, December 5, 2012

    Magness Arena, Denver, Colorado

    1 2 T
    MER 19 2140
    DEN 33 3669

    Top Performers

    Mercer: D. Coursey 11 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Denver: R. O'Neale 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Denver 69, Mercer 40

    Associated Press

    DENVER -- Royce O'Neale scored 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting, grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists to lead Denver past visiting Mercer on Wednesday night 69-40.

    Denver (2-4) led 15-13 with 11:23 to play in the first half after Daniel Coursey hit a lay-up for the Bears, but the Pioneers struck back, outscoring Mercer 18-6 capped by an O'Neale lay-in at the buzzer to make it 33-19 at halftime.

    The Pioneers, which ended a four-game losing streak with the win over the Bears, outscored Mercer 36-21 in the second half and shot 54.7 percent from the field including seven 3-pointers and had 19 assists as a team.

    Chris Udofia scored 14 points, had four rebounds and three assists for Denver while teammate Brett Olson chipped in with 10 points and four rebounds.

    Coursey was the only player in double figures for Mercer (4-5), scoring 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    DEN
    Points 40 69
    FG Made-Attempted 15-43 (.349) 29-52 (.558)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-12 (.167) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-15 (.533) 4-6 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 29

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