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. 7-seeded Mercer upset No. 2-seeded Tennessee 75-67 in the first round of the NIT. Travis Smith played brilliantly for the Bears and put up a game-high 25 points and two rebounds. Langston Hall had 16 points and added seven assists. Jarnell Stokes registered a double-double for the Volunteers with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Tennessee wraps up the season with a 20-13 record. In the regular season, they finished fifth in the SEC with an 11-7 conference record. Mercer (24-11, 14-4 Atlantic Sun) takes on No. 3-seeded Brigham Young (22-11, 10-6 West Coast) in the second round on Monday, Mar. 25.

Mercer Game Notes

  • The last time Mercer started the season 24-11 was 2011.
  • Mercer beat the spread by 16.5 points. That makes the 3rd time this season the Bears have beaten the spread.
  • Mercer has won every game this season (8-0) when its field goal percentage has been 50.0 percent or better.
  • The Bears have won 93 percent of the time this season (14-1) after recording 16 or more assists.
  • Mercer has won every game this season (15-0) after holding an opponent to under 37.9 percent field goal percentage.
  • Mercer has won 84 percent of the time this season (16-3) when opponents record 10 or fewer assists.
  • This season Mercer has won 78 percent of the time (7-2) when Jakob Gollon has 12 points or more, 100 percent of the time (6-0) when Langston Hall has five field goals made or more, and 92 percent of the time (11-1) when Travis Smith has three three-pointers or more.
  • Mercer set a season low for steals (one).
  • Mercer has recorded fewer steals than their opponents for the past four games.
  • 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 in 20 out of 35 games this season.
  • T.J. Hallice has led the team in rebounding in four out of 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 had 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.

Tennessee Game Notes

  • 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 eight times in 33 games this season.
  • Jarnell Stokes has led the team in rebounding 22 times in 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 set a career high with 12 offensive rebounds.
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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