Scores

Final OT

FGCU 70

(9-6, 1-1 A-Sun)

Mercer 77

(9-6, 2-0 A-Sun)

7:30 PM ET, January 2, 2013

Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

1 2 OT T
FGCU 30 32 870
MER 28 34 1577

Top Performers

Florida Gulf Coast: B. Thompson 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

Mercer: L. Hall 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

Mercer 77, Florida Gulf Coast 70

Associated Press

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.

Mercer (9-6) led 62-57 with just 1:28 remaining, but Chase Fieler made two free throws and Filip Cvjeticanin sank a 3-pointer with 26 seconds showing to send the game into 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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FGCU
MER
Points 70 77
FG Made-Attempted 25-61 (.410) 25-63 (.397)
3P Made-Attempted 9-25 (.360) 11-31 (.355)
FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 16-18 (.889)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 9

2012-13 Season

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