Scores

Final

Lipscomb 63

(17-13, 12-8 A-Sun)

Mercer 73

(15-17, 11-9 A-Sun)

    9:00 PM ET, March 3, 2011

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    LIP 27 3663
    MER 38 3573

    Top Performers

    Lipscomb: J. Slater 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Mercer: B. Mills 27 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Blk

    Mercer 73, Lipscomb 63

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- Brian Mills scored 27 points to lead fifth-seeded Mercer over fourth-seeded Lipscomb 73-63 on Thursday night in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament quarterfinals.

    The Bears (15-17), who reached the title game on their home court last year, will play top-seeded Belmont on Friday.

    Senior Mark Hall and freshman Bud Thomas added 12 points each for Mercer, which held Lipscomb's Adnan Hodzic in check. Among the conference's all-time leaders in scoring and rebounding, Hodzic was held to just nine points and seven rebounds.

    Josh Slater led Lipscomb (17-13) with 18 points. Jordan Burgason added 15 points for the Bisons, who lost in the quarterfinals for the second straight year.

    Mercer led by 11 points at halftime and kept its advantage in double figures throughout most of the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LIP
    MER
    Points 63 73
    FG Made-Attempted 19-56 (.339) 22-51 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-29 (.276) 5-18 (.278)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-27 (.630) 24-27 (.889)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 14

    2010-11 Season

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