MACON, Ga. -- Travis Smith tallied 21 points and Langston Hall scored seven of his 17 points in overtime of Mercer's 77-70 win over Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday night in Atlantic Sun Conference play.
Jakob Gollon added 12 points for Mercer, including 3-pointers to open the first half and overtime.
After Gollon's 3 opened overtime scoring, Daniel Coursey scored five straight points for Mercer to put the Bears up 70-66 with 1:40 left in the extra period. Florida Gulf Coast cut it to two, 70-68, but Hall converted seven free throws over the final minute to pull away.
Fieler led the Eagles (9-6) with 17 and Bernard Thompson, whose layup at the buzzer created the final margin, had 16.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.