Boxscore
Wake Forest 74, Mercer 71
Monday, November 19, 2012 2:30 PM
Location - Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center, St. Thomas
Officials - Anthony Franklin, Jacyn Goble, Matt Oblas
Attendance - 920

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Mercer 34 37 71
Wake Forest 31 43 74

Recap


Wake Forest 74, Mercer 71: Travis McKie collected 23 points and 15 rebounds and C.J. Harris scored five of his 15 points in the final 1:40 to help the Demon Deacons rally past the Bears in the seventh-place game of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. 

Mercer (2-3) scored on the opening possession and did not trail until McKie's dunk gave Wake Forest (2-2) a 72-71 lead with 21 seconds left. After a Mercer turnover, Chase Fischer knocked down two free throws to make it a three-point game, and Jakob Gollon's desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer was off the mark. 

The Demon Deacons trailed by as many as 11 in the second half before McKie and Harris brought them back. Harris scored 11 of his points after Mercer took a 57-46 lead with 9:13 left, and McKie scored nine points during that stretch. 

Jibri Bryan came off the bench to score a team-high 14 points for Mercer, going 4-for-4 from 3-point range. Gollon added 12 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals while Bud Thomas had 10 points for the Bears.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wake Forest improved to 18-2 against current members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. … Mercer has yet to beat an NCAA Division I team this season; its wins coming against Division III schools Sewanee and Oglethorpe. … The Demon Deacons committed a season-low 14 turnovers after having at least 18 in each of their first three games. 

Mercer Bears

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Bud Thomas 32:00 4-7 2-4 0-0 0 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 10
Monty Brown 12:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 4
Travis Smith 34:00 3-7 0-1 2-3 2 3 5 6 4 1 3 0 8
Jakob Gollon 31:00 5-16 1-6 1-2 2 4 6 5 4 4 4 0 12
Chris Smith 17:00 1-4 1-1 2-3 1 1 2 0 3 1 2 0 5
Jibri Bryan 21:00 5-7 4-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 14
Daniel Coursey 9:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 5 1 0 2 2
Anothony White Jr. 10:00 2-4 1-2 2-2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 7
T.J. Hallice 22:00 2-4 0-1 5-6 3 3 6 1 4 0 1 1 9
Kevin Canevari 9:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0
Darious Moten 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Lawrence Brown 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dylan Poston 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-57 9-19 12-16 10 19 29 14 28 9 15 4 71
  43.9% 47.4% 75.0% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 15

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
C.J. Harris 38:00 4-6 3-3 4-5 0 3 3 2 4 2 3 0 15
Travis McKie 37:00 6-12 0-3 11-14 7 8 15 0 2 3 4 0 23
Codi Miller-McIntyre 26:00 1-6 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 3 3 0 2 0 2
Devin Thomas 21:00 2-8 0-0 1-4 4 1 5 0 2 3 0 2 5
Tyler Cavanaugh 25:00 1-7 0-2 5-7 2 1 3 2 0 0 1 1 7
Arnaud William Adala Moto 11:00 1-1 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 3
Madison Jones 17:00 3-3 0-0 2-7 0 1 1 2 3 0 3 0 8
Chase Fischer 25:00 3-7 3-4 2-2 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 11
Aaron Rountree III 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-50 6-13 26-41 14 20 34 11 15 9 14 3 74
  42.0% 46.2% 63.4% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 14