Scores

Final

Mercer 57

(20-10, 13-4 A-Sun)

FGCU 60

(20-10, 12-5 A-Sun)

7:30 PM ET, February 28, 2013

Alico Arena, Fort Myers, Florida

1 2 T
MER 25 3257
FGCU 27 3360

Top Performers

Mercer: D. Coursey 14 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

Florida Gulf Coast: C. Fieler 11 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Florida Gulf Coast 60, Mercer 57

Associated Press

FORT MEYERS, Fla. -- Bernard Thompson scored 14 points as Florida Gulf Coast beat Mercer 60-57 Thursday night in Atlantic Sun Conference play.

Chase Fieler added 11 to help Florida Gulf Coast (20-10, 12-5) to its first 20-win season in its Division I history.

Ahead 55-54, Langston Hall made two free throws with 1:05 remaining to push Mercer's lead to 57-54. Mercer missed its final three shots and did not score again.

Thompson made two free throws to make it 57-56, and Eric McKnight made two free throws with 18 seconds left to give Florida Gulf Coast the lead, 58-57.

Christophe Varidel made two foul shots with 3 seconds remaining to push the lead to 60-57.

Though the Eagles shot just 37 percent (10 of 27) in the second half, they outscored the Bears 14-4 on second chance points in the period.

Daniel Coursey and Travis Smith scored 14 for Mercer (20-10, 13-4).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MER
FGCU
Points 57 60
FG Made-Attempted 20-46 (.435) 20-49 (.408)
3P Made-Attempted 5-20 (.250) 4-17 (.235)
FT Made-Attempted 12-13 (.923) 16-22 (.727)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 8

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 2, 2013 @MER 77, FGCU 70Recap
» Feb 28, 2013 @FGCU 60, MER 57Recap
Mar 9, 2013 FGCU 88, @MER 75Recap