Scores

Final

Mercer 77

(21-10, 14-4 A-Sun)

Stetson 65

(14-15, 11-7 A-Sun)

3:15 PM ET, March 2, 2013

Edmunds Center, Deland, Florida

1 2 T
MER 30 4777
STET 28 3765

Top Performers

Mercer: T. Smith 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast

Stetson: W. Green 8 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Blk

Mercer wins first Atlantic Sun title since 2002-03

Associated Press

DELAND, Fla. -- Travis Smith scored 15 points to lead five Mercer starters in double figures as the Bears beat Stetson 77-65 Saturday in each team's season finale to claim their first Atlantic Sun Conference regular-season championship since 2002-03.

Bud Thomas and Daniel Coursey scored 14 points apiece, Langston Hall added 12 and Jakob Gollon had 11 for Mercer (21-10, 14-4), which closes the season winning 9 of its last 10 games.

On top 55-50 with just over 7 minutes to play, Mercer used a 12-2 run, capped by Thomas' 3-pointer to extend its lead to 67-52 with 3:25 remaining. The Bears led by double figures the rest of the way.

Mercer shot 50 percent (27 of 54) compared to Stetson's 38.5 percent (20 of 52), and the Bears held a 17-10 advantage on turnovers.

Joel Naburgs scored 14 points to lead the Hatters (14-15, 11-7), who had their four-game winning streak snapped.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MER
STET
Points 77 65
FG Made-Attempted 27-54 (.500) 20-52 (.385)
3P Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 7-21 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 17-21 (.810) 18-22 (.818)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 17 7

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Dec 31, 2012 @MER 70, STET 64Recap
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