Mercer vs. Tennessee: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Mercer vs. Tennessee: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Mercer 75
(24-11, 9-7 away)
Tennessee 67
(20-13, 13-4 home)
Venue: Thompson-Boling Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, March 20, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Mercer 34 41 75
Tennessee 28 39 67
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Mercer T Smith 25 T Hallice 8 L Hall 7
Tennessee T Golden 20 J Stokes 13 J McRae 4

On Wednesday, Mar. 20, No. 2-seeded Tennessee took on No. 7-seeded Mercer and was upset by the Bears 75-67 in the first round of the NIT. Jarnell Stokes earned a double-double in the loss with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Josh Richardson scored nine points and added three rebounds. For the Bears, Travis Smith finished with a game-high 25 points and two rebounds. Tennessee closes out the season with a 20-13 record. In the regular season, they finished fifth in the SEC with an 11-7 record in conference play.

Tennessee Game Notes

  • When the opposition records 16 or more assists this season, Tennessee has lost 100 percent of the time (0-4).
  • When the opposition shoots a three-point percentage of 38.9 percent or better this season, Tennessee has lost 78 percent of the time (2-7).
  • The Volunteers have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past five games.
  • This is the 17th game at home this season--Tennessee has a 6.3 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Jarnell Stokes recorded a team season high in offensive rebounds with 12.
  • The top two scorers (Trae Golden and Jarnell Stokes) accounted for 50.7 percent of the points.
  • Jarnell Stokes accounted for 32.5 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Trae Golden has led the team in scoring in eight out of 33 games this season.
  • Jarnell Stokes has led the team in rebounding in 22 out of 33 games this season.
  • This marks the 12th 20-point game of Trae Golden's career.
  • This was the fourth foul out of the season for Jordan McRae.
  • Jarnell Stokes recorded the 22nd double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Jarnell Stokes has five straight double-digit point games.
  • Jarnell Stokes recorded a double-double. It was his 16th this season and 18th of his career.
  • Jarnell Stokes had a career high with 12 offensive rebounds.

Mercer Game Notes

  • Travis Smith accounted for 33.3 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (T.J. Hallice and Daniel Coursey) accounted for 41.3 percent of the rebounds.
  • Travis Smith has led the team in scoring 20 times in 35 games this season.
  • T.J. Hallice has led the team in rebounding four times in 35 games this season.
  • Langston Hall has five straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the sixth 20-point game of Travis Smith's career.
  • Travis Smith has nine straight double-digit point games.
  • Travis Smith set career highs with 25 points and seven field goals made.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Daniel Coursey.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for T.J. Hallice.
Mercer PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Travis Smith372521000
A+Daniel Coursey191541011
ALangston Hall381627003
AJakob Gollon351233011
B+T.J. Hallice14081000
C+Monty Brown10411011
CBud Thomas29322100
D+Chris Smith13020010
-Kevin Canevari4000001
TENN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJarnell Stokes2914133003
BJosh Richardson32932210
BQ. Chievous16740000
BTrae Golden352020003
BJordan McRae33764012
B-Armani Moore11520100
C+Skylar McBee29330000
C-Kenny Hall7210000
-Yemi Makenjuola3010020
-D. Edwards3031001

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