Scores

Final

Mercer 60

(9-8, 5-2 A-Sun)

USC Upstate 57

(1-15, 1-6 A-Sun)

    7:00 PM ET, January 15, 2010

    1 2 T
    MER 32 2860
    UPST 30 2757

    Top Performers

    Mercer: D. Emerson 17 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    South Carolina Upstate: N. Schneiders 21 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Blk

    Mercer 60, S.C.-Upstate 57

    Associated Press

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Daniel Emerson scored 17 points and James Florence added 15 as Mercer held off South Carolina-Upstate 60-57 on Friday night, sending the Spartans to their 10th straight loss.

    The Bears (9-8, 5-2 Atlantic Sun Conference), who had lost in two previous trips to S.C-Upstate, won their fifth game in a row.

    Mercer erased a 12-5 S.C.-Upstate lead with a 15-3 run to pull ahead 20-15. The Spartans (1-15, 1-6) held the Bears to only two points in the final 4:35 of the first half and trailed 32-30 at the break.

    After tying the score at 32, the Spartans were limited to a Mezie Uzochukwu 3-pointer during a 10-minute stretch as Mercer built a 48-35 lead.

    S.C.-Upstate drew within 50-48 with 4:39 left, but could get no closer.

    Mercer outshot S.C.-Upstate from the field 43.8 percent (21-for-48) to 30.4 percent (21-for-69).

    Nick Schneiders led the Spartans with 21 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    UPST
    Points 60 57
    FG Made-Attempted 21-48 (.438) 21-69 (.304)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-19 (.211) 3-14 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-15 (.933) 12-20 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 7

    2009-10 Season

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