Scores

Final

Mercer 66

(10-7, 3-1 A-Sun)

North Florida 47

(7-11, 2-3 A-Sun)

7:00 PM ET, January 10, 2013

UNF Arena, Jacksonville, Florida

1 2 T
MER 32 3466
UNF 20 2747

Top Performers

Mercer: B. Thomas 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

North Florida: B. Beech 6 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Mercer 66, North Florida 47

Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Travis Smith scored 15 points as Mercer cruised to a 66-47 win over North Florida on Thursday night in Atlantic Sun Conference action.

The Bears (10-7, 3-1), coming off an 83-75 loss to Kennesaw State, have won four of their last five.

Bud Thomas added 14 points and Anthony White, Jr., a career-high 12.

White helped limit the Ospreys' Parker Smith, who came in averaging 16.4 points per game and with the second-most made 3-pointers in the nation (66) to six points on 2-of-4 shooting from long range.

Trailing 8-6, Mercer pulled ahead with a 16-2 spurt and held North Florida (7-11, 2-3) to one field goal in an 8:37 span.

Ray Rodriguez, who finished with 11 points, hit three straight 3-pointers within 65 seconds to help the Ospreys close to 47-41 with 9:29 left, but North Florida could get no closer, shooting a season-low 34 percent (17 of 50).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MER
UNF
Points 66 47
FG Made-Attempted 26-51 (.510) 17-50 (.340)
3P Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 10-26 (.385)
FT Made-Attempted 7-9 (.778) 3-8 (.375)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 19 2

2012-13 Season

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» Jan 10, 2013 MER 66, @UNF 47Recap
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