Share the Score

Mercer beats South Carolina Upstate 73-66
Monday, Jan 9, 2012

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP)—Justin Cecil scored 26 points to help lead Mercer to a 73-66 win over South Carolina Upstate on Monday night for the Bears’ fourth win in five games.

Jakob Gollon added 10 points for the Bears (12-7, 4-2 Atlantic Sun Conference), who used a strong run out of halftime to seal the victory.

Tied 31-all at intermission, Cecil dropped in a layup and knocked down a 3-pointer on back-to-back Mercer possessions to fuel a 14-1 run to begin the second half. The Bears led the rest of the way, outscoring the Spartans 42-35 in the second half.

Torrey Craig scored 17 points and Ricardo Glenn had 16 for the Spartans (9-8, 3-2), who have lost three of their last four.

The Bears have won five straight against the Spartans, and hold a 6-2 all-time advantage in the series.

Related Articles

Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Mercer
Justin Cecil Justin Cecil
9-14,  26 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists
 S.Car. Upstate
Ricardo Glenn Ricardo Glenn
7-10,  16 Pts
7 Rebs, 3 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

Points
Rebounds
Assists

Conference Scoreboard

Monday, Jan 9