Scores

Final

Mercer 82

(15-11, 9-6 A-Sun)

FGCU 75

(10-18, 6-11 A-Sun)

    3:15 PM ET, February 14, 2009

    Alico Arena, Fort Myers, Florida

    1 2 T
    MER 44 3882
    FGGU 32 4375

    Top Performers

    Mercer: D. Emerson 23 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast

    Florida Gulf Coast: D. Franklin 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Mercer 82, Florida Gulf Coast 75

    Associated Press

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Daniel Emerson had 23 points and nine rebounds and Mercer defeated Florida Gulf Coast 82-75 Saturday, extending its longest winning streak of the season to four games.

    E.J. Kusnyer added 18 points and James Florence had 17 for the Bears (15-11, 9-6 Atlantic Sun Conference), who overcame foul trouble and a late Eagles' surge by hitting 18 of 21 free throws in the final seven minutes.

    Mercer led 52-35 with 13:49 left, then the Eagles (10-18, 6-11) made it 59-55 with 7:09 left on a Delvin Franklin 3-pointer.

    After Kusnyer converted a rare four-point play with 5:22 remaining to put the Bears up 65-56, Franklin hit another 3 for 74-69 with 58 seconds left. The Bears sealed the win at the line.

    Franklin scored 18 points for the Eagles, who have lost three straight. Reggie Chambers added 15 and Derrick O'Neil had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    FGGU
    Points 82 75
    FG Made-Attempted 23-52 (.442) 25-63 (.397)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-27 (.370) 3-20 (.150)
    FT Made-Attempted 26-32 (.813) 22-30 (.733)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 1

    2008-09 Season

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