Scores

Final

USC Upstate 59

(2-12, 1-3 A-Sun)

Mercer 70

(4-11, 1-3 A-Sun)

    7:30 PM ET, January 5, 2011

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    UPST 23 3659
    MER 30 4070

    Top Performers

    South Carolina Upstate: B. Olumuyiwa 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Mercer: B. Mills 30 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Stl

    Mercer 70, S.C.-Upstate 59

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- Brian Mills scored a career-high 30 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Mercer to a 70-59 win over South Carolina-Upstate Wednesday night, earning its first Atlantic-Sun conference victory of the season.

    The Bears (4-11, 1-3) led 30-23 at halftime after going 14 of 27 from the floor (51.9 percent) in the opening half. Mercer stretched its lead to as many as 25 with 5:23 left to play.

    Jeff Smith scored 14 points and Brandon Moore added 12 for the Bears, who snapped a four-game losing streak.

    Babatund Olumuyiwa led USC-Upstate (2-12, 1-3) with 13 points. Torrey Craig and Josh Chavis scored 12 each and Ricardo Glenn 10.

    The Spartans, losers of six in a row, shot 39.7 percent from the field (23 of 58) -- more than three points higher than their season average (36.6 percent), which ranks 340th in the country.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UPST
    MER
    Points 59 70
    FG Made-Attempted 23-58 (.397) 25-52 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 5-14 (.357)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 15-26 (.577)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 22

    2010-11 Season

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