Lipscomb beats Mercer 84-68

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Josh Slater scored 21 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocks two shots to lead Lipscomb in an 84-68 win over Mercer on Saturday.

Adnan Hodzic added 13 points, Thomas Pfaff had 10 and Michael Teller pulled down 10 rebounds for the Bisons (7-11, 3-6 Atlantic Sun Conference).

James Florence led the Bears (10-9, 4-4) with 25 points and E.J. Kusnyer added 15.

Lipscomb led by four points at halftime after a close first half, but pulled away from the Bears by outscoring them 48-36 in the second half.

The Bisons were 26 of 36 on free throws, while the Bears hit just 8 of 15 from the line.

Lipscomb dominated on the boards, outrebounding Mercer 51-24 en route to victory.

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