Mercer vs. Brigham Young: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Mercer vs. Brigham Young: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Mercer 71
(24-12, 9-8 away)
Brigham Young 90
(23-11, 15-3 home)
Venue: Marriott Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, March 25, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Mercer 35 36 71
Brigham Young 44 46 90
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Mercer T Smith 19 J Gollon 6 J Gollon 9
Brigham Young B Davies 26 B Davies 10 M Carlino 9

On Monday, Mar. 25, No. 3-seeded Brigham Young easily took down No. 7-seeded Mercer 90-71 in the second round of the NIT. Brandon Davies got a game-high 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars, earning a double-double. Matt Carlino was active from three-point range, going five for 10 to get to 18 points overall (9 Ast 6 Reb). For the Bears, Jakob Gollon finished with nine points and nine assists. Mercer wraps up the season with a 24-12 record. In the regular season, they finished first in the Atlantic Sun with a 14-4 conference record. Mercer topped No. 2-seeded Tennessee 75-67 in the first round.

Brigham Young Game Notes

  • BYU beat the spread by 11.5 points. That makes the 17th time this season the Cougars have beaten the spread.
  • The Cougars have won every game this season (6-0) after recording 90 or more total points.
  • Brigham Young has won 90 percent of the time this season (9-1) when its three-point percentage has been 41.7 percent or better.
  • BYU has won every game this season (7-0) when opponents record eight or fewer free throws made.
  • This season Brigham Young has won 92 percent of the time (11-1) when Tyler Haws has 24 points or more, 71 percent of the time (10-4) when Brandon Davies plays 33 minutes or more, and 78 percent of the time (7-2) when Brock Zylstra has four field goals made or more.
  • The Cougars set a season high for three-pointers (10).
  • The Cougars have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past five games.
  • This is the 18th game at home this season--BYU has a 14.3 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Brandon Davies and Tyler Haws) accounted for 55.5 percent of the points.
  • Brandon Davies has led the team in scoring 11 times and in rebounding 23 times in 34 games this season.
  • This marks the 27th 20-point game of Tyler Haws's career.
  • Tyler Haws has four straight 20+ point games.
  • Matt Carlino has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Matt Carlino had a career high with five three-pointers.
  • This marks the 26th 20-point game of Brandon Davies's career.
  • Brandon Davies has three straight 20+ point games.
  • Brandon Davies recorded a double-double. It was his 10th this season and 23rd of his career.

Mercer Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Travis Smith and Langston Hall) accounted for 47.8 percent of the points.
  • Travis Smith has led the team in scoring 21 times in 36 games this season.
  • Bud Thomas has led the team in rebounding 11 times in 36 games this season.
  • Langston Hall has six straight double-digit point games.
  • Jakob Gollon set a career high with nine assists.
  • Travis Smith has 10 straight double-digit point games.
  • Travis Smith set a career high with seven field goals made.
Mercer PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJakob Gollon32969002
B+Travis Smith281942001
B+Langston Hall381515002
BBud Thomas32761121
BDaniel Coursey211231014
CMonty Brown14510011
-Chris Smith10200000
-T.J. Hallice10020000
DA. White Jr.11001011
BYU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Brandon Davies3326103201
A+Matt Carlino341869203
ATyler Haws372422011
ABrock Zylstra301462100
BNate Austin24471011
CBronson Kaufusi8230000
C-Craig Cusick17013001
-A. Ambrosino5120001
-Cory Calvert7011000
-Anson Winder3110000

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