Scores

Final

Jacksonville 76

(17-10, 13-5 A-Sun)

Mercer 64

(14-14, 10-8 A-Sun)

    3:30 PM ET, February 20, 2010

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    JAC 31 4576
    MER 25 3964

    Top Performers

    Jacksonville: B. Smith 26 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    Mercer: D. Emerson 22 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Stl

    Jacksonville 76, Mercer 64

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- Ben Smith scored a game-high 26 points to lead Jacksonville to a 76-64 win over Mercer on Saturday, solidifying its share of first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

    Smith hit just 5-of-12 from the floor, but knocked down two 3-pointers in the second half and was 14 of 17 at the free throw line while dishing out four assists to go with three steals. His performance at the free throw line moved him into first place on Jacksonville's all-time free throws list, surpassing Ralph Tiner's record of 555.

    The Dolphins (17-10, 13-5) face A-Sun co-leader Campbell at home on Thursday in a game that could decide the conference crown.

    Mercer (14-14, 10-8) cut a 10-point lead down to one with 9:17 left in the game, but the Dolphins went on a 12-3 run from that juncture to push the lead back to 10.

    Daniel Emerson had 22 points and 10 boards to lead Mercer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    JAC
    MER
    Points 76 64
    FG Made-Attempted 20-43 (.465) 20-43 (.465)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 7-16 (.438)
    FT Made-Attempted 32-44 (.727) 17-25 (.680)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 30 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 5

    2009-10 Season

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    Jan 2, 2010 MER 75, @JAC 74Recap
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    Mar 5, 2010 MER 66, @JAC 63Recap