Scores

Final

USC Upstate 69

(4-19, 4-10 A-Sun)

Mercer 83

(12-12, 8-6 A-Sun)

    7:30 PM ET, February 8, 2010

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    UPST 47 2269
    MER 35 4883

    Top Performers

    USC Upstate: C. Cook 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

    Mercer: J. Florence 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 6 Ast, 5 Stl, 1 Blk

    Mercer 83, S.C.-Upstate 69

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- Jeff Smith scored 22 points to lead Mercer to an 83-69 win over South Carolina-Upstate on Monday night.

    Brandon Moore added a career-high 16 points for the Bears (12-12, 8-6 Atlantic Sun Conference), while James Florence finished with 15 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals.

    SC-Upstate used a 10-0 run to jump out to a 37-18 lead with 4:53 remaining in the first half, and led 47-35 at halftime.

    The Bears bounced back in the second half, using an 18-0 run to take a 57-51 lead after a 3-pointer from Moore with 11:45 remaining. Mercer would go on to lead for the remainder of the contest, and finished the game with a 7-0 run.

    The Spartans (4-19, 4-10) were paced by Ryan LeGates, who scored 14 points. SC-Upstate has lost four of their last five games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UPST
    MER
    Points 69 83
    FG Made-Attempted 23-55 (.418) 24-51 (.471)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-23 (.391) 7-19 (.368)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-21 (.667) 28-36 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 14

    2009-10 Season

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    Jan 15, 2010 MER 60, @UPST 57Recap
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