Scores

Final

USC Upstate 74

(9-10, 3-3 A-Sun)

Mercer 82

(12-8, 5-2 A-Sun)

4:30 PM ET, January 19, 2013

Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

1 2 T
UPST 29 4574
MER 36 4682

Top Performers

USC Upstate: T. Craig 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Mercer: T. Smith 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

Mercer 82, SC-Upstate 74

Associated Press

MACON, Ga. -- Travis Smith scored 24 points to lead Mercer to an 82-74 win over South Carolina-Upstate on Saturday.

Smith shot 7 of 10 from the floor and made all eight of his free throws for the Bears (12-8, 5-2 Atlantic Sun Conference), who won their second straight game. Bud Thomas and Jakob Gollon each scored 12 points.

Mercer went into halftime with a 36-29 lead, and then took more control in the second half. The Bears went on a 9-2 run, capped by Monty Brown's layup to claim a 47-35 lead with 14:58 remaining.

Chris Smith knocked down two free throws with 7:58 left to give Mercer a 60-44 lead -- its largest of the game. It was enough cushion to outlast the Spartans (9-10, 3-3), who pulled no closer than eight points the rest of the way.

Ty Greene and Torrey Craig each scored 22 points for South Carolina-Upstate.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UPST
MER
Points 74 82
FG Made-Attempted 27-61 (.443) 24-45 (.533)
3P Made-Attempted 8-23 (.348) 5-12 (.417)
FT Made-Attempted 12-24 (.500) 29-33 (.879)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 16

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 19, 2013 @MER 82, UPST 74Recap
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