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Mercer Bears (19-15)


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W 83-70
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@ Wof 
W 69-68
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vs. Wof 
L 53-73
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W 78-73
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Jackson's double-double sends Wofford past Mercer 73-53

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Nathan Hoover scored 22 points and Cameron Jackson scored 18 with 10 rebounds to lead No. 5 seed Wofford to a 73-53 win over fourth-seeded Mercer in a Southern Conference Tournament quarterfinal matchup on Saturday.

Wofford moves to play top-seeded UNC Greensboro in a semifinal game on Sunday. The Terriers (21-11) built a 21-9 lead with scoring from seven-different players and never trailed. Hoover's jump shot with nine seconds before halftime made the lead 37-21.

Fletcher Magee and Hoover each made 3s to start the half for a 43-23 advantage and Wofford led by double figures the rest of the way. Wofford scored 20 points off 18 Mercer turnovers. Wofford shot 26 of 53 from the field and only turned it over five times.

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Leaders
Points: R. Holland17.6
Rebounds: S. Jelks7.2
Assists: J. Strawberry4.9
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: J. Strawberry87.6%
3P%: R. Cummings43.2%
Steals: R. Holland1.6
Blocks: S. Jelks0.4
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia31-3
2 Villanova36-4
3 Xavier29-6
4 Kansas31-8
5 Michigan State30-5
6 Cincinnati31-5
7 Michigan33-8
8 Gonzaga32-5
9 Duke29-8
10 North Carolina26-11
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova36-4
2 Michigan33-8
3 Kansas31-8
4 Duke29-8
5 Virginia31-3
6 Texas Tech27-10
7 Loyola Chicago32-6
8 Xavier29-6
9 Purdue30-7
10 Gonzaga32-5
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Southern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
UNCG 15-3 27-8
East Tennessee State 14-4 25-9
Furman 13-5 23-10
Wofford 11-7 21-13
Mercer 11-7 19-15
Western Carolina 8-10 13-19
Samford 6-12 10-22
Citadel 5-13 11-21
VMI 4-14 9-21
Chattanooga 3-15 10-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 75.3 (129)
Rebounds: 9.7 (220)
Assists: 14.4 (112)
FG%: 47.4% (43)
FT%: 76.0% (35)
3P%: 38.5% (37)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 69.8 (103)
Rebounds: 24.9 (205)
Assists: 14.8 (287)
FG%: 43.7% (160)
FT%: 71.9% (219)
3P%: 35.5% (220)
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