Scores

Final

Mercer 78

(7-14, 4-6 A-Sun)

Kennesaw St 70

(5-15, 3-7 A-Sun)

    7:30 PM ET, January 25, 2011

    KSU Convocation Center, Kennesaw, Georgia

    1 2 T
    MER 36 4278
    KENN 36 3470

    Top Performers

    Mercer: B. Mills 21 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Kennesaw St: L. Green 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Blk

    Mercer 78, Kennesaw State 70

    Associated Press

    KENNESAW, Ga. -- Brandon Moore scored 22 points and Brian Mills added 21 as Mercer pulled away late in the second half to defeat Kennesaw State 78-70 on Tuesday night.

    The game was tied at 36 after a first half that featured eight ties and 14 lead changes.

    The Bears (7-14, 4-6 Atlantic Sun Conference) never trailed in the second. Ahead 56-55 with 8:02 left, they used a 13-5 run over the next 5 minutes to lead by nine.

    The Owls (5-15, 3-7) got within four at 74-70 with 34 seconds left, but Mercer hit 4 of 4 free throws and Kennesaw State missed two field goals.

    The Bears, who have won three of their last four games, made 9 of 12 free throws in the final 1:24.

    Mercer had a 36-29 rebounding edge, with Mills grabbing nine rebounds and Moore eight.

    Markeith Cummings scored 23 points and LaDaris Green had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Owls, who have lost three straight.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    KENN
    Points 78 70
    FG Made-Attempted 28-59 (.475) 28-51 (.549)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-19 (.421) 4-16 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-24 (.583) 10-15 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 4

    2010-11 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    » Jan 25, 2011 MER 78, @KENN 70Recap
    Feb 15, 2011 @MER 57, KENN 55Recap