Scores

Final

Mercer 74

(8-10, 3-2 A-Sun)

Stetson 76

(8-10, 4-1 A-Sun)

    7:00 PM ET, January 19, 2008

    Edmunds Center, Deland, Florida

    1 2 T
    MER 30 4474
    STET 38 3876

    Top Performers

    Mercer: S. Aaron 25 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl

    Stetson: G. Blair 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Stetson 76, Mercer 74

    Associated Press

    DELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Stetson's Garfield Blair scored 18 points and connected on a short fall-away jumper with 5.6 seconds left for the winning basket in a 76-74 victory over Mercer on Saturday night.

    Mercer's James Florence attempted a last-second shot from the top of the arc that bounced off the rim. Florence and teammate Shaddean Aaron scored a game-high of 25 points each.

    Stetson (8-10) won its fourth straight conference game after losing its Atlantic Sun Conference opener. Mercer (8-10) slipped to 3-2 in conference.

    A.J. Smith led Stetson with 19 points, while Eric Diaz had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Brian Pfohl chipped in 12 points for Mercer.

    Stetson led by as many as 16 points with 13:42 to play before Florence and Aaron led the Bears back. Florence scored 19 points, including 12 on four 3-pointers, the rest of the way and Aaron had 11 points, including a 3-pointer that gave Mercer a 74-71 advantage with 2:28 to play.

    Stetson scored the final five points. Blair made one of two free throws before Smith made two charity tosses to tie it at 74. Blair made the game-winner from inside the paint.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    STET
    Points 74 76
    FG Made-Attempted 28-65 (.431) 28-62 (.452)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-21 (.238) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 13-18 (.722)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 11

    2007-08 Season

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