Scores

Final

Mercer 71

(2-3, 0-2 away)

W Carolina 66

(2-3, 1-0 home)

    5:00 PM ET, November 26, 2010

    Kaplan Arena, Williamsburg, Virginia

    1 2 T
    MER 29 4271
    WCU 28 3866

    Top Performers

    Mercer: B. Mills 21 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Western Carolina: R. Gordon 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Blk

    Mercer 71, W. Carolina 66

    Associated Press

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Brian Mills scored a career-high 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Mercer to a 71-66 victory over Western Carolina on Friday in the subregional round of the Legends Classic.

    The Bears (2-3) shot 11 for 23 from the floor (47.8 percent) in the first half compared to 12 of 33 (36.4 percent) for Western Carolina. Mercer led 29-28 at halftime after a half that saw four ties and seven lead changes.

    It was a different story in the second half as the Catamounts (2-3) lost their lead after a tip-in by Mills tied the score at 36 with 15:43 left to play. Western Carolina would not regain the lead the rest of the way.

    Mike Williams led the Catamounts with 16 points.

    A layup from Williams with 47 seconds remaining pulled Western Carolina to within a point, 66-65, but the Bears hit 5 of 6 free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

    Jeff Smith added 18 for Mercer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    WCU
    Points 71 66
    FG Made-Attempted 23-50 (.460) 24-62 (.387)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-10 (.300) 3-24 (.125)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-34 (.647) 15-21 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 27 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 4

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