Mercer 82, ETSU 77
E.J. Kusnyer scored 21 points and Daniel Emerson had 17 points
and 11 rebounds to lead Mercer to an 82-77 victory over East
Tennessee State on Sunday.
The Bears (13-13, 9-7 Atlantic Sun Conference) shot 63.2 percent
from the field (12 of 19) in the second half and made its first 25
free throw attempts to snap ETSU’s three-game winning streak.
Mercer finished 33-for-40 from the line (82.5 percent) and swept
the season series with the Buccaneers (14-13, 10-6).
ETSU fell one game behind Jacksonville and Belmont in the
The Buccaneers had a chance to cut the lead to one point twice
in a 15-second span, but went 1-for-4 from the line. Mercer
recovered to go 8-for-13 from the line in the final 2:27.
Mercer’s James Florence added 12 points.
Tommy Hubbard had 24 points and 12 rebounds, Justin Tubbs added
13 and Micah Williams and Isiah Brown had 10 each for ETSU.