Scores

Final OT

Mercer 88

(16-11, 10-6 A-Sun)

Stetson 80

(13-13, 9-8 A-Sun)

    7:00 PM ET, February 16, 2009

    Edmunds Center, Deland, Florida

    1 2 OT T
    MER 32 37 1988
    STET 42 27 1180

    Top Performers

    Mercer: M. Ellis 28 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast

    Stetson: G. Blair 24 Pts, 16 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Mercer 88, Stetson 80

    Associated Press

    DELAND, Fla. -- Michael Ellis and James Florence combined for 55 points to lead Mercer to an 88-80 overtime win over Stetson on Monday night.

    Ellis led all scorers with 28 points and had 12 rebounds. Florence chipped in 27 points.

    Daniel Emerson also had a double-double for the Bears (15-11, 9-6 Atlantic Sun Conference), scoring 13 points and pulling down 15 rebounds.

    Garfield Blair led four Stetson (13-12, 9-7) players in double figures with 24 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. Tim Lang added 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Eric Diaz added 12 points and Kris Thomas chipped in 10 points.

    Mercer trailed by as many as 18 points, 56-38, with 13:56 left in regulation. The Bears went on a 31-11 run capped by a three-point play by Ellis for a 69-67 Mercer lead with 41 seconds left in regulation.

    Stetson tied the game at 69-69 on two free throws by Blair.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    STET
    Points 88 80
    FG Made-Attempted 26-76 (.342) 27-76 (.355)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-21 (.286) 6-27 (.222)
    FT Made-Attempted 30-41 (.732) 20-28 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 15

    2008-09 Season

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    Jan 18, 2009 @MER 101, STET 98Recap
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