Scores

Final

Lipscomb 54

(12-17, 7-10 A-Sun)

Mercer 63

(21-9, 13-4 A-Sun)

    7:30 PM ET, February 23, 2012

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    LIP 23 3154
    MER 29 3463

    Top Performers

    Lipscomb: J. Glenn 10 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Mercer: B. Thomas 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Mercer 63, Lipscomb 54

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- Bud Thomas scored 15 points, grabbed five boards and blocked two shots as Mercer beat Lipscomb 63-54 Thursday night, snapping a two-game skid.

    Daniel Coursey added 12 points and blocked five shots for Mercer, which had 10 blocks as a team and held Lipscomb to just 33 percent (20 of 60) from the field.

    Mercer (20-9, 12-4 Atlantic Sun Conference) jumped out to an early 12-7 lead behind seven points from Thomas. The Bears pushed that lead to 15, 29-14, behind a Justin Cecil 3-pointer with 5:27 left in the first half.

    Lipscomb (12-16, 7-9) cut the deficit to 45-44 in the second half but Mercer used an 8-1 run to seal the win.

    Mercer shot 42 percent (23 of 55) from the field and hit 12 of 16 free throws. Martin Smith led Lipscomb with 12 but the Bison struggled from the line, hitting 8 of 17 attempts.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LIP
    MER
    Points 54 63
    FG Made-Attempted 20-60 (.333) 23-55 (.418)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-22 (.273) 5-21 (.238)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-17 (.471) 12-16 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 17

    2011-12 Season

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