MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Garfield Blair scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Stetson held off a late rally in a 75-73 win over Mercer on Saturday night.
The Hatters (13-14, 8-5 Atlantic Sun Conference) took a 45-26 lead with 16:35 left in the game on a 3-pointer by Tim Lang.
Mercer (11-15, 6-7) rallied and outscored Stetson 29-11 over the next nine minutes, trimming the lead to 56-55. James Florence, who finished with 33 points, led the spurt with 16 points, connecting on four 3-pointers.
Stetson went ahead 70-64 with 38 seconds left in the game. The Bears cut the lead to two points with 17 seconds remaining on Florence's 3-pointer, but Mercer would pull no closer.
Aaron Shaddean scored 14 points and Brian Pfohl had 10 for Mercer.