Scores

Final

Mercer 84

(6-8, 2-2 A-Sun)

North Florida 79

(6-8, 1-3 A-Sun)

    7:45 PM ET, January 4, 2010

    UNF Arena, Jacksonville, Florida

    1 2 T
    MER 40 4484
    UNF 37 4279

    Top Performers

    Mercer: D. Emerson 29 Pts, 15 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    North Florida: B. Haugabrook 19 Pts, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    Mercer 84, North Florida 79

    Associated Press

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Senior Daniel Emerson scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help Mercer beat North Florida 84-79 on Monday night.

    James Florence added 26 points and E.J. Kusnyer had 11 on 3-for-7 shooting from 3-point range for the Bears (6-8, 2-2 Atlantic Sun), who won their second straight conference game.

    The Bears made 32 of 37 free throw attempts and Emerson hit 15 of his 17 tries from the foul line. The Bears saw their 74-69 lead shrink to 76-75 before going 7-for-8 from the foul line in the final 31 seconds to preserve the win.

    The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for North Florida (6-8, 1-3).

    Brad Haugabrook led four other Osprey players in double figures with 19 points. Jerron Granberry added 15 points, Andy Diaz had 11, and Stan Januska and Germaine Sparks each had 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    UNF
    Points 84 79
    FG Made-Attempted 22-50 (.440) 29-62 (.468)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-21 (.381) 7-15 (.467)
    FT Made-Attempted 32-37 (.865) 14-20 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 27 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 6

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    » Jan 4, 2010 MER 84, @UNF 79Recap
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