Mercer 75, Tennessee 67

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee
Officials - Brent Hampton, Steve McJunkins, Alfred Smith
Attendance - 4468

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Mercer 34 41 75
Tennessee 28 39 67

Recap


Mercer 75, Tennessee 67: Travis Smith scored 25 points as the Bears continued the SEC's disappointing showing in the NIT, topping the host Volunteers.

Mercer (24-11), a No. 7 seed, got a perfect shooting night from Daniel Coursey, who hit 7-of-7 on his way to 15 points before fouling out. Langston Hall had 16 points and seven assists for the Bears, while Jakob Gollon chipped in with 12.

Tennessee (20-13), a No. 2 seed, was led by Trae Golden's 20 points and Jarnell Stokes' 14 points and 13 rebounds. The Vols outrebounded the Bears 40-29, and recorded 19 offensive boards.

Mercer trailed 27-24 before going on a 10-1 run over the last 2:35 of the first half to take the lead for good. The Bears shot 53.8 percent in the first half, recording 11 assists on their 14 field goals.

The Bears finished shooting 50 percent and had 16 assists on 26 field goals. The Vols had 21 second-chance points but shot 37.9 percent from the field, including 7-of-24 from 3-point range.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Mercer, which won the 2012 College Insider Tournament, has prevailed in sixth straight postseason tournament games. … Tennessee had been 12-0 this season when Golden scored at least 12 points. … The Bears advance to the second round of the NIT, where they will meet Brigham Young.



Mercer Bears

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Travis Smith 37:00 7-13 3-6 8-8 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 25
Jakob Gollon 35:00 4-7 2-3 2-2 1 2 3 3 1 0 1 1 12
Langston Hall 38:00 5-10 1-2 5-8 0 2 2 7 2 0 3 0 16
Bud Thomas 29:00 1-5 1-4 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 3
Daniel Coursey 19:00 7-7 0-0 1-2 2 2 4 1 5 0 1 1 15
Monty Brown 10:00 2-4 0-0 0-1 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 1 4
T.J. Hallice 14:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 6 8 1 5 0 0 0 0
Anthony White Jr. 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Chris Smith 13:00 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0
Kevin Canevari 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-52 7-18 16-21 6 18 24 16 21 1 8 4 75
  50.0% 38.9% 76.2% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 8

Tennessee Volunteers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Trae Golden 35:00 6-14 3-9 5-7 0 2 2 0 2 0 3 0 20
Jordan McRae 33:00 3-14 1-7 0-2 1 5 6 4 5 0 2 1 7
Josh Richardson 32:00 2-6 0-1 5-6 1 2 3 2 3 2 0 1 9
Jarnell Stokes 29:00 5-11 0-0 4-5 12 1 13 3 4 0 3 0 14
Armani Moore 11:00 2-4 0-1 1-2 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 5
Yemi Makanjuola 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0
Quinton Chievous 16:00 2-4 2-4 1-2 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 7
Kenny Hall 7:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Brandon Lopez 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
D'Montre Edwards 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 0
Skylar McBee 29:00 1-3 1-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 200 22-58 7-24 16-24 19 19 38 10 18 3 10 4 67
  37.9% 29.2% 66.7% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 10