Scores

Final

Mercer 66

(16-16, 10-10 A-Sun)

Jacksonville 63

(19-12, 14-6 A-Sun)

    9:00 PM ET, March 5, 2010

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    MER 27 3966
    JAC 29 3463

    Top Performers

    Mercer: D. Emerson 21 Pts, 15 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Jacksonville: B. Smith 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast

    Mercer 66, Jacksonville 63

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- James Florence hit two free throws with 15 seconds left and Mercer held on to defeat the Bears 66-63 on Friday night in an Atlantic Sun Conference tournament semifinal.

    Danny Emerson scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Jeff Smith added 18 points for the sixth-seeded Bears (16-16).

    Mercer will face East Tennessee State in the title game on Saturday.

    Florence, a 2,300 career-point scorer, had just seven against Jacksonville, all coming in the second half.

    The Bears took a 61-58 lead on a three-point play by Emerson with 3:54, and the Dolphins (19-12) went 1-for-5 from the free throw line the rest of the way.

    The game featured 13 ties and 13 lead changes.

    Ben Smith scored 19 points for Jacksonville, Ayron Hardy 13 and Lehmon Colbert 11.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    JAC
    Points 66 63
    FG Made-Attempted 21-52 (.404) 22-63 (.349)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 5-22 (.227)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-24 (.792) 14-21 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 2

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 2, 2010 MER 75, @JAC 74Recap
    Feb 20, 2010 JAC 76, @MER 64Recap
    » Mar 5, 2010 MER 66, @JAC 63Recap