S.C.-Upstate beats Mercer 93-90 in double OT

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP)—Bobby Davis finished with 33 points and 11 rebounds to lead South Carolina-Upstate to a 93-90 win over Mercer in double overtime on Thursday night.

Josh Chavis added 20 points for the Spartans (8-20, 7-12 Atlantic Sun Conference), while Nick Schneiders chipped in 10 points and seven blocks.

Davis made two free throws with 10 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game at 74 and force overtime. In the first extra period, Daniel Emerson scored four straight points for the Bears (17-13, 11-8) to give them an 85-82 advantage with 26 seconds left. But Gabor Boros made a 3-pointer with 7 seconds remaining to force a second overtime.

In the second OT, Mercer failed to score in the first three minutes. Chavis’ free throw with 11 seconds left gave the Spartans a 93-87 lead to ensure the win.

James Florence scored 38 points to lead Mercer.

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