Scores

Final

USC Upstate 64

(16-17, 9-9 A-Sun)

Mercer 72

(23-10, 14-4 A-Sun)

    5:30 PM ET, March 8, 2013

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    UPST 30 3464
    MER 34 3872

    Top Performers

    USC Upstate: T. Craig 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Mercer: B. Thomas 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Mercer 72, SC-Upstate 64

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- Bud Thomas scored 20 points and Langston Hall added 18 as Mercer defeated South Carolina Upstate 72-64 Friday in the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament.

    Travis Smith went 4-of-4 shooting from both the foul line and beyond the arc to finish with 16 points for Mercer (23-10).

    Mercer will play in the A-Sun Finals on Saturday afternoon.

    Tied 57-all, the Bears used a 6-0 run to separate from the Spartans. Thomas hit a jumper and Daniel Coursey converted two baskets during the stretch to put Mercer ahead 63-57 with 1:39 remaining.

    Adrian Rodgers made two free throws with 1:25 left to cut SC Upstate's deficit to 63-59, but Mercer made seven free throws in the final 45 seconds to seal the victory.

    Torrey Craig scored 20 for the Spartans (16-17).

    Hall became the 35th member of Mercer's 1,000-point club with 1,010.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UPST
    MER
    Points 64 72
    FG Made-Attempted 24-54 (.444) 25-56 (.446)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-22 (.455) 14-32 (.438)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-9 (.667) 8-9 (.889)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 9

    2012-13 Season

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