Scores

Final

Mercer 82

(8-4, 4-2 A-Sun)

Lipscomb 73

(8-4, 3-2 A-Sun)

8:00 PM ET, January 10, 2005

Allen Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

1 2 T
MER 43 3982
LIP 50 2373

Top Performers

Mercer: W. Duke 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Lipscomb: J. Poindexter 28 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast

Mercer 82, Lipscomb 73

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Wesley Duke scored 18 points to lead Mercer to a 82-73 victory over Lipscomb on Monday night.

The Bisons (8-4, 3-2 Atlantic Sun) lost a 50-43 halftime lead.

James Poindexter scored 28 points and Brian Fisk added 13 points for Lipscomb, but it wasn't enough to hold off the Bears (8-4, 4-2). Lipscomb lost momentum after Mercer's Tyler McCurry hit a 3-pointer, his only basket, to put the Bears up 72-71 with five minutes left in the game.

Mercer never trailed after McCurry's shot. Jacob Skogen added 12 points, Damitrius Coleman 11 and Will Emerson had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Lipscomb scored 30 of its first 32 points in the game on 3-pointers, led by Poindexter, who was 6-for-9 in the half. But Mercer shot 63 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes to stay close.

The Bisons went cold in the second half, shooting just 14.3 percent from long range.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MER
LIP
Points 82 73
FG Made-Attempted 27-48 (.563) 25-55 (.455)
3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 11-25 (.440)
FT Made-Attempted 23-33 (.697) 12-20 (.600)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
Largest Lead 9 7

2004-05 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 10, 2005 MER 82, @LIP 73Recap
Feb 11, 2005 LIP 69, @MER 64Recap