NCAA Basketball

Mercer Bears (19-15)


Thu. 2/25 Sun. 2/28 Fri. 3/4 Sat. 3/5 Tue. 3/15
@ VMI 
L 82-91
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@ NC-Gre 
L 65-69
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vs. Cit 
W 71-69
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@ EastTn 
L 65-81
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@ CoastC 
L 57-65
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East Tennessee State beats Mercer 81-65 in SoCon quarters

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Ge'Lawn Guyn had 16 of his 23 points in the second half and second-seeded East Tennessee State beat No. 7 seed Mercer 81-65 on Saturday night to advance to the semifinals of the Southern Conference tournament.

T.J Cromer added 17 points and Deuce Bello had 10 for ETSU (22-10), which stretched its lead to 72-56 with 4:02 left after Guyn and Petey McClain's back-to-back 3-pointers. Mercer (19-14) got no closer than within 13 from there.

East Tennessee State will face No. 3 seed Furman on Sunday night.

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Leaders
Points: S. Jelks11.7
Rebounds: S. Jelks8.4
Assists: P. Leonard4.8
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: P. Leonard66.1%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: J. Lewis1.5
Blocks: D. Ringer0.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Southern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Chattanooga 15-3 29-6
East Tennessee State 14-4 24-12
Furman 11-7 19-16
Wofford 11-7 15-17
Western Carolina 10-8 16-18
UNCG 10-8 15-19
Mercer 8-10 19-15
Samford 4-14 14-19
VMI 4-14 9-21
Citadel 3-15 10-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 71.9 (206)
Rebounds: 12.8 (44)
Assists: 15.0 (70)
FG%: 44.5% (156)
FT%: 73.0% (57)
3P%: 34.3% (187)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 68.8 (95)
Rebounds: 27.3 (43)
Assists: 13.4 (194)
FG%: 40.2% (33)
FT%: 71.9% (281)
3P%: 35.2% (223)
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