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Mercer Bears (17-10)


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vs. Cit
W 88-52
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vs. Chat
W 81-77
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@ WCU
L 61-85
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vs. Sam
W 87-59
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Mercer 62 - 61 Wof
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Mercer beats Samford 87-59 in SoCon tourney

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Leon Ayers III, Felipe Haase and Ross Cummings scored 17 points apiece as No. 7 seeded Mercer romped past No. 10 seed Samford 87-59 in the first round of the Southern Conference tournament on Friday night.

Ayers also had five assissts and Haase eight rebounds. James Glisson III added 12 points for Mercer (16-10).

Logan Dye had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs (6-13). Preston Parks added 10 points and eight rebounds.

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Leaders
Points: R. Cummings14.4
Rebounds: F. Haase7.4
Assists: N. Alvarez4.3
FG%: R. Cummings49.1%
FT%: N. Alvarez79.2%
3P%: R. Cummings43.5%
Steals: N. Alvarez1.5
Blocks: M. Bender1.4
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga24-0
2 Michigan19-2
3 Baylor20-1
4 Illinois19-6
5 Iowa19-7
6 West Virginia18-7
7 Ohio State18-7
8 Alabama20-6
9 Houston20-3
10 Villanova16-4
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga24-0
2 Michigan19-2
3 Baylor20-1
4 Illinois19-6
5 Alabama20-6
5 West Virginia18-7
7 Houston20-3
8 Iowa19-7
9 Villanova16-4
10 Ohio State18-7
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Southern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
UNCG 13-5 19-8
Wofford 12-5 15-9
Furman 10-5 16-8
Chattanooga 8-7 18-8
East Tennessee State 8-7 13-11
VMI 7-7 12-11
Mercer 8-9 17-10
Citadel 5-10 13-12
Western Carolina 4-13 11-16
Samford 2-9 6-13
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 78.0 (43)
Rebounds: 8.5 (258)
Assists: 17.2 (12)
FG%: 48.4% (25)
FT%: 71.3% (165)
3P%: 37.8% (30)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 72.8 (245)
Rebounds: 27.2 (63)
Assists: 12.3 (118)
FG%: 44.2% (208)
FT%: 71.9% (230)
3P%: 32.9% (136)
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