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Mercer 88, Savannah State 63

MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Will Emerson had 21 points and 10 rebounds to
lead Mercer to an 88-63 victory over Savannah State in the Bears'
home opener Thursday night.

Mercer (1-1), which beat the Tigers for the sixth time in six
meetings, also got 15 points and nine rebounds from Aaron Shaddean
off the bench.

The Bears shot just 45.1 percent, but that compared to 36.5
percent for Savannah State (1-5), and they outrebounded the Tigers
56-32.

Joseph Flegler scored 18 points to lead Savannah State, which
trailed 43-31 at halftime. Javon Randolph was the only other Tiger
in double figures, with 11 points and a team-high six rebounds.