Scores

Final

North Florida 74

(8-12, 5-4 A-Sun)

Mercer 64

(6-14, 3-6 A-Sun)

    4:30 PM ET, January 22, 2011

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    UNF 35 3974
    MER 31 3364

    Top Performers

    North Florida: J. Williams Jr. 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Mercer: B. Mills 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    North Florida 74, Mercer 64

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- Parker Smith scored 17 points to lead North Florida to its third consecutive victory, beating Mercer 74-64 on Saturday.

    The Ospreys (8-12, 5-4 Atlantic Sun Conference) earned just their second win in 11 tries against Mercer, thanks to a 55.3 percent shooting effort (26 of 47).

    Andy Diaz and Jimmy Williams each had 12 points and six rebounds for North Florida, which led 35-31 at halftime.

    The Ospreys started the second half on a 24-10 run to take a 59-41 lead with 11:51 left to play.

    Mark Hall capped a 10-0 run for the Bears (6-14, 3-6) with a 3-pointer at the 6:31 mark. Chris Smith nailed a 3 to close the deficit to 66-60 with 4:18 remaining, but that was as close as Mercer would get.

    Brian Mills scored 16 points, Brandon Moore and Smith added 14 apiece for the Bears. Hall finished with 12 points on 4-of-4 shooting from 3-point range.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNF
    MER
    Points 74 64
    FG Made-Attempted 26-47 (.553) 21-52 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-19 (.474) 9-19 (.474)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-20 (.650) 13-24 (.542)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 5

    2010-11 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    » Jan 22, 2011 UNF 74, @MER 64Recap
    Feb 18, 2011 MER 78, @UNF 75Recap