Scores

Final

Mercer 73

(14-15, 10-9 A-Sun)

Belmont 77

(18-11, 13-6 A-Sun)

    8:15 PM ET, February 25, 2010

    Curb Event Center, Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    MER 34 3973
    BEL 38 3977

    Top Performers

    Mercer: D. Emerson 14 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast

    Belmont: M. Hedgepeth 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Belmont 77, Mercer 73

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mick Hedgepeth scored 15 points to lead Belmont to a 77-73 victory over Mercer on Thursday night, the Bruins' seventh win in eight games.

    Jordan Campbell and Keaton Belcher scored 11 points each and Belmont (18-11, 13-6 Atlantic Sun Conference) shot 53 percent from the field (28-for-52) to sweep the season series from Mercer (14-15, 10-9).

    The Bruins led throughout the final 3 minutes, but couldn't pull away.

    Belcher's 3-pointer gave Belmont a 70-65 lead with 2 minutes to play, but Jeff Smith's free throw cut the deficit to 71-68 with 30 seconds left.

    After Drew Hanlen's two free throws, Mercer's Brian Mills hit a 3 to chop the lead to 73-71 with 15 seconds to remaining. The Bruins hit four free throws to seal it.

    Mills scored 15, Daniel Emerson had 14 points and 12 rebounds, Smith had 12, and Brandon Moore and Mark Hall added 11 each for Mercer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    BEL
    Points 73 77
    FG Made-Attempted 26-59 (.441) 28-52 (.538)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-24 (.333) 8-16 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-14 (.929) 13-15 (.867)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 8

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Dec 5, 2009 BEL 94, @MER 90Recap
    » Feb 25, 2010 @BEL 77, MER 73Recap
    Mar 4, 2010 MER 87, @BEL 81Recap