Mercer 76, Florida Gulf Coast 54
Justin Cecil scored 21 of his career-high 24 points in the first
half as Mercer cruised to a 76-54 win over Florida Gulf Coast on
The Bears (10-6, 2-1 Atlantic Sun Conference) reached 10 wins
earlier than any other squad in school history, according to the
calendar. Previously, Jan. 12 was the soonest Mercer had posted its
10th win (1973-74 and 1984-85).
However, the 2004-05 Bears managed their 10th win in only 14
games, compared to 16 for this year’s team.
Mercer had seven of its eight blocked shots in the first half en
route to a 43-23 lead at the break.
The Bears took their biggest lead at 74-44 with 3:19 remaining
and finished with 22 assists on 29 baskets.
Mercer is 7-0 when holding its opponents under 60 points in a
Bernard Thompson and Christophe Varidel led the Eagles (5-8,
1-2) with 13 points apiece.