Scores

Final

Mercer 70

(17-9, 10-3 A-Sun)

USC Upstate 59

(13-14, 7-7 A-Sun)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    9:00 PM ET, February 14, 2013

    1 2 T
    MER 31 3970
    UPST 20 3959

    Top Performers

    Mercer: B. Thomas 18 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    USC Upstate: T. Craig 29 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Mercer 70, SC-Upstate 59

    Associated Press

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Bud Thomas made 6 of 8 3-pointers and scored 18 points to lead Mercer past South Carolina Upstate 70-59 in an Atlantic Sun Conference game Thursday night.

    Jakob Gollon had 12 points and a season-high 10 rebounds for the Bears (17-9, 10-3), who have won five in a row and seven of their past eight.

    Torrey Craig scored 29 points, Ty Greene had 13 and Ricardo Glenn pulled down nine rebounds for the Spartans (13-14, 7-7), whose season-longest losing streak reached four.

    The Bears won the rebound battle 36-30 and had 26 points in the paint to the Spartans' 16. Mercer shot 9 of 18 from beyond the arc to SC Upstate's 6 of 24.

    Mercer led 13-2 on Thomas' 3-pointer 5:02 into the game and 31-20 at halftime with Thomas hitting a trey with 6 seconds in the period. The Spartans pulled to 67-59 late but never got closer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    UPST
    Points 70 59
    FG Made-Attempted 24-51 (.471) 19-51 (.373)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-18 (.500) 6-24 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 15-24 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 22 0

    2012-13 Season

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