Scores

Final

Mercer 72

(15-18, 11-9 A-Sun)

Belmont 80

(29-4, 19-1 A-Sun)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    6:30 PM ET, March 4, 2011

    1 2 T
    MER 30 4272
    BEL 41 3980

    Top Performers

    Mercer: B. Mills 21 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Belmont: J. Campbell 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Belmont 80, Mercer 72

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- Jordan Campbell scored 17 points as top-seeded Belmont defeated Mercer 80-72 on Friday night in the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament.

    The Bruins (29-3) tied the conference's single-season record for wins. College of Charleston went 29-3 in 1996-97 and Georgia State went 29-5 in 2000-01.

    Belmont is the first team in the nation to reach 29 wins this season. Kansas, Ohio State, Coastal Carolina and San Diego State all have 28.

    The Bruins' bench, which leads the nation in points per game, scored 48 points. Belmont advances to its fourth A-Sun championship game. The Bruins have won their three previous trips.

    The drought for the host team winning the tournament extends to 10 years with Mercer's loss. Georgia State, in 2001, remains the last host to win on its home floor.

    Brian Mills led Mercer with 21 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    BEL
    Points 72 80
    FG Made-Attempted 22-49 (.449) 22-50 (.440)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 8-24 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-26 (.769) 28-38 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 11

    2010-11 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Dec 2, 2010 @BEL 89, MER 67Recap
    Feb 24, 2011 BEL 75, @MER 64Recap
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