Scores

Final

Belmont 75

(26-4, 18-1 A-Sun)

Mercer 64

(13-17, 10-9 A-Sun)

    7:30 PM ET, February 24, 2011

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    BEL 39 3675
    MER 32 3264

    Top Performers

    Belmont: M. Hedgepeth 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Mercer: B. Mills 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast

    Belmont 75, Mercer 64

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- Kerron Johnson scored 12 points and Jordan Campbell and Mick Hedgepeth added 10 apiece as Belmont defeated Mercer 75-64 on Thursday night.

    The Bruins (26-4, 18-1 Atlantic Sun Conference) used a 13-0 run midway through the second half to lead 58-38. J.J. Mann made a layup with 7:28 left to play, extending the Bruins' lead to 64-40.

    Belmont led 39-32 at halftime despite Mercer's 50-percent shooting effort in the opening half (11 of 22).

    The Bears (13-17, 10-9) ended the game on a 24-11 run, but their 15 turnovers and poor second-half shooting (12 of 32, 37.5 percent) were too much to overcome.

    Brian Mills scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Mercer, which was outscored 36-22 in the paint and 40-29 in bench points.

    Belmont has won eight straight and 17 of 18, while remaining a perfect 21-0 against teams from outside the state of Tennessee.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BEL
    MER
    Points 75 64
    FG Made-Attempted 27-67 (.403) 23-54 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-28 (.321) 5-19 (.263)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-17 (.706) 13-18 (.722)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 20 0

    2010-11 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Dec 2, 2010 @BEL 89, MER 67Recap
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    Mar 4, 2011 @BEL 80, MER 72Recap