Scores

Final

East Tenn St 59

(4-14, 2-3 A-Sun)

Mercer 78

(11-8, 4-2 A-Sun)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, January 17, 2013

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    ETSU 28 3159
    MER 39 3978

    Top Performers

    East Tennessee State: J. Jones 12 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Mercer: L. Hall 13 Pts, 9 Reb, 10 Ast, 2 Stl

    Mercer 78, ETSU 59

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- Travis Smith scored 18 points, Daniel Coursey added 17 and Langston Hall had a double-double as Mercer pulled away from East Tennessee State for a 78-59 win Thursday night in Atlantic Sun Conference action.

    Smith had 13 points in the second half and Coursey 15 for the Bears (11-8, 4-2), who are off to their best home start (7-0) since 1973-74.

    Hall finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Bud Thomas added 11 points for Mercer.

    The Buccaneers, who defeated Florida Gulf Coast 85-75 Saturday after overcoming a 19-point second-half deficit, trailed the Bears by 11 with 4 seconds to go until intermission and could get no closer after the break.

    Mercer was 19 of 23 from the free-throw line, compared to 5 of 17 for East Tennessee State.

    Jarvis Jones, who scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half, led the Buccaneers (4-14, 2-3).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ETSU
    MER
    Points 59 78
    FG Made-Attempted 23-53 (.434) 25-51 (.490)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-20 (.400) 9-26 (.346)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 19-23 (.826)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 22

    2012-13 Season

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