Scores

Final

Jacksonville 71

(12-10, 10-3 A-Sun)

Mercer 72

(13-11, 7-6 A-Sun)

    1:30 PM ET, February 7, 2009

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    JAC 35 3671
    MER 30 4272

    Top Performers

    Jacksonville: B. Smith 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Mercer: D. Emerson 22 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Mercer 72, Jacksonville 71

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- James Florence scored with 1.3 seconds left to lift Mercer to a 72-71 victory over Jacksonville on Saturday.

    Florence's first shot was blocked by Ayron Hardy, but he came up with the loose ball and hit his next shot to cap Mercer's 13-3 run in the final 2:39.

    Florence finished with 21 points.

    Daniel Emerson scored 22 points and had 11 rebounds for Mercer (13-11, 7-6 Atlantic Sun Conference), which has won three of its past four games.

    Ben Smith scored 24 points to lead Jacksonville (12-10, 10-3), which has lost consecutive games since a nine-game winning streak.

    Hardy gave the Dolphins a 71-70 lead with a jumper with 18 seconds left in the game.

    Jacksonville led 68-59 with 2:39 remaining in the game.

    Lehmon Colbert added 17 points and Travis Cohn scored 12 for Jacksonville.

    E.J. Kusnyer scored 11 for Mercer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    JAC
    MER
    Points 71 72
    FG Made-Attempted 23-53 (.434) 26-56 (.464)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-18 (.556) 8-18 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-23 (.652) 12-15 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 7

    2008-09 Season

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