McCloud helps ETSU defeat Mercer 74-55 in SoCon opener
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MACON, Ga. (AP) Jalan McCloud scored 22 points with four 3-pointers and East Tennessee State ran away from Mercer 74-55 on Sunday to open defense of its Southern Conference championship.
ETSU (10-4) shot 57 percent from the floor (29-for-51) and made 10 of 18 from 3-point range (57 percent). Desonta Bradford and Bo Hodges each scored 12 for the Buccaneers.
It was the fourth-straight win for ETSU against Mercer (7-7, 0-1), having swept the Bears in conference play last season and winning a SoCon quarterfinal.
Jurkin finished with eight points, Burrell seven.
Updated December 31, 2017