Scores

Final

East Tenn St 81

(5-3, 1-0 A-Sun)

Mercer 61

(6-3, 1-1 A-Sun)

    7:30 PM ET, December 5, 2008

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    ETSU 37 4481
    MER 28 3361

    Top Performers

    East Tennessee St: M. Smith 20 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Mercer: D. Emerson 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    ETSU 81, Mercer 61

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- Kevin Tiggs scored a game-high 21 points as East Tennessee State defeated Mercer 81-61 on Thursday night in its Atlantic Sun Conference opener.

    Mike Smith added 20 for the Buccanneers, (5-3, 1-0) whose coach, Bob Hoffman, was ejected for his second technical foul with 12:42 left in the game.

    East Tennessee State took the lead early building it to seven points on a Courtney Pigram layup with 11:36 left in the first half, which made the score 18-11. The Buccaneers increased the lead in the second half to as many as 22 points.

    Micah Williams tallied a season-high 13 points, while Pigram added 12 for East Tennessee State.

    Mercer (6-3, 1-1) Daniel Emerson scored 20 points, James Florence added 15 and Calvin Henry had 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ETSU
    MER
    Points 81 61
    FG Made-Attempted 30-63 (.476) 21-58 (.362)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-22 (.364) 4-22 (.182)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-21 (.619) 15-20 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 22 0

    2008-09 Season

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