Scores

Final

Mercer 89

(13-16, 8-10 A-Sun)

East Tenn St 112

(22-8, 16-2 A-Sun)

    4:00 PM ET, February 24, 2007

    MSHA Athletic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    MER 46 4389
    ETSU 65 47112

    Top Performers

    Mercer: J. Florence 27 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    East Tennessee State: C. Pigram 29 Pts, 8 Reb, 18 Ast, 4 Stl

    ETSU 112, Mercer 89

    Associated Press

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Courtney Pigram scored 29 points, posted 18 assists and grabbed eight rebounds, sparking East Tennessee State to a 112-89 win over Mercer on Saturday.

    Pigram's assist total narrowly missed the team record of 19 set by Keith Jennings in 1991.

    Mike Smith and Kenyona Swader, who was 6-for-9 from behind the arc, came off the bench to add 24 points each for the Buccaneers (22-8, 16-2 Atlantic Sun). Nick Tuggle sank 13 points and Eryk Thomas had 12.

    Mercer (13-16, 8-10) remained close with East Tennessee until the Buccaneers broke open scoring with a 20-3 run that put them up 52-34 with 3:37 left in the first half. East Tennessee shot 61.1 percent (22-for-36) on the first half and 54.7 percent (41-for-75) for the game.

    James Florence led scoring for the Bears with 27 points. Ross Alacqua netted 20 points, including five 3-pointers, Shaddean Aaron had 14 points and Brian Pfohl added 12 points. Sam Dolan grabbed nine rebounds.

    East Tennessee scored 31 points off turnovers while Mercer had only 11 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    ETSU
    Points 89 112
    FG Made-Attempted 29-67 (.433) 41-75 (.547)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 13-29 (.448)
    FT Made-Attempted 24-32 (.750) 17-20 (.850)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 23

    2006-07 Season

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