Scores

Final

Mercer 74

(14-5, 5-1 A-Sun)

NKU 58

(7-12, 3-4 A-Sun)

7:00 PM ET, January 16, 2014

Bank of Kentucky Center, Highland Heights, Kentucky

1 2 T
MER 38 3674
NKU 23 3558

Top Performers

Mercer: L. Hall 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

Northern Kentucky: T. White 13 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Mercer leads early, beats Northern Kentucky 74-58

Associated Press

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Langston Hall scored 20 points, including a four-point play that gave Mercer a 15-point halftime lead, as the Bears cruised to a 74-58 win over Northern Kentucky Thursday night.

The victory was the fourth straight for the Bears and ninth in their past 10 games. Northern Kentucky now has lost three straight and the loss snapped a five-game home winning streak.

Bud Thomas added 16 points for Mercer, hitting 3 of 6 from 3-point range and pushing the lead to 18 points early in the second half, 43-25.

Mercer (14-5, 5-1 Atlantic Sun) shot 54 percent from the field (27 for 50) and was 13 of 17 from the free throw line.

The Norse were led by Tyler White's 13-points, but no other scorer reached double figures. Northern Kentucky (7-12, 3-4) shot 42 percent (21 for 50) and was 9 of 25 from 3-point range.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MER
NKU
Points 74 58
FG Made-Attempted 27-50 (.540) 21-50 (.420)
3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 9-25 (.360)
FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 7-9 (.778)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 10 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 2

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 16, 2014 MER 74, @NKU 58Recap
Feb 15, 2014 NKU @ MER3:00 PM ET
Feb 16, 2014 @MER 89, NKU 67Recap