NCAA Basketball

Mercer Bears (15-17)


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@ Cit 
W 89-78
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vs. NC-Gre 
L 66-72
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@ Chat 
W 64-54
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vs. Sam 
W 88-79
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@ EastTn 
L 66-73
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ETSU advances to semis beating Mercer 73-66

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Desonta Bradford scored 21 points and Tevin Glass had 15 and East Tennessee State beat Mercer 73-66 in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Tournament quarterfinals Saturday night.

T.J. Cromer added 10 points for third seed East Tennessee State (25-7), which advanced to play No. 7-seed Samford in the semifinals Sunday. The Bulldogs upended No. 2 seed Furman with a 67-63 win on Saturday.

Bradford's 3-point play with the score tied at 45 at just a little more than 11 minutes left put the Buccaneers on top for good. Bradford finished an 11-0 run with a dunk and the Buccaneers controlled from there.

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Leaders
Points: R. Holland17.2
Rebounds: S. Jelks6.7
Assists: J. Strawberry4.3
FG%: R. Holland43.7%
FT%: J. Strawberry88.3%
3P%: J. Strawberry43.6%
Steals: R. Holland1.0
Blocks: A. Fishler0.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Southern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East Tennessee State 14-4 27-8
UNCG 14-4 25-10
Furman 14-4 23-12
Chattanooga 10-8 19-12
Wofford 10-8 16-17
Mercer 9-9 15-17
Samford 8-10 20-16
Citadel 4-14 12-21
Western Carolina 4-14 9-23
VMI 3-15 6-24
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