Scores

Final OT

Mercer 83

(6-3, 1-1 A-Sun)

Samford 78

(1-6, 0-1 Southern)

    8:00 PM ET, December 7, 2011

    Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham, Alabama

    1 2 OT T
    MER 35 38 1083
    SAM 37 36 578

    Top Performers

    Mercer: L. Hall 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Samford: D. Windler 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast

    Mercer 83, Samford 78

    Associated Press

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Langston Hall scored led four players in double-figures with 18 points as Mercer rallied to beat Samford 83-78 in overtime on Wednesday night.

    Justin Cecil scored 13 points, Jakob Gollon added 12 and Travis Smith finished with 10 for the Bears.

    Mercer (5-3) opened up a four point lead, 77-73 within the first 40 seconds of the overtime period. Hall took advantage of Samford missing their first three attempts in overtime, knocking down a 3-pointer to extend Mercer's lead to 80-73.

    Samford (1-5) closed the gap to two, 80-78, with 49 seconds left but Hall hit three free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

    Samford showed poor shot selection in overtime as the Bulldogs took nine shots from the field, but were only 1 of 7 from 3-point range.

    Jeffrey Merritt and Will Cook paced Samford with 17 each.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    SAM
    Points 83 78
    FG Made-Attempted 29-64 (.453) 27-70 (.386)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-19 (.211) 14-34 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-26 (.808) 10-12 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 4

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