East Tennessee State 67, Mercer 58 / Final

Sat, January 7, 2017 4:30 pm (ET GMT)   Conference: Southern  
Location: Hawkins Arena • Macon, GA  
Buccaneers (67)
Bears (58)
Score by Half: East Tennessee State 27-40 - 67   Mercer 24-34 - 58  
Team Rebounds: East Tennessee State 3, Mercer 3
Officials: Landon Brandes, Byron Evans, Alex Langley
Attendance: 3,739
Top Performances
1T.J. Cromer (ETSU) 23 pts (8/13 fg), 4/7 3fg, 5 reb, 2 stl
2Ria'n Holland (MERC) 24 pts (8/15 fg), 4/8 3fg, 3 stl
3Desonta Bradford (ETSU) 15 pts (5/10 fg), 5 reb, 3 stl
Game Forecasts
ELO Ratings: Before ETSU 1444 (#86), MERC 1132 (#198)  After ETSU 1454 (#86), MERC 1122 (#198)
ELO Points Transfer: 10
AP Game Recap

MACON, Ga. (AP) T.J. Cromer scored 23 points and Desonta Bradford had 15 points to lead East Tennessee State past Mercer 67-58 on Saturday.

With the score tied at 27, Cromer hit a 3, a layup and another 3 to give East Tennessee State a 35-30 lead. The Bears then responded with a 12-0 run and led 42-35 with 11:41 to play.

Bradford's layup with 6:57 left gave East Tennessee State (13-3, 3-0 Southern Conference) the lead for good at 48-47. He followed with a dunk and Cromer added a 3 capping an 18-5 Buccaneers run.

Jordan Strawberry added a layup and Mercer (7-10, 1-3) couldn't get closer.

The Buccaneers are off to their best start since the 1990-91 season when they opened the year 14-1.

News Articles
Ties: 3   Lead Changes: 2   Biggest Lead: ETSU +11   Run: MERC 12-0 (2-15:56 to 2-11:44)
Play by Play
Matchup History
Season Series: East Tennessee State, 3-0 Previous 3 Seasons: East Tennessee State, 10-3 Since 2006: East Tennessee State, 21-8
ETSU 104 MERC 81

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More Info & Glossary

MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, Eff: Efficiency score, UsgRt: Usage Rate (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), PrRt: Presence Rate, PS: Performance score, O/U: Over/underperform vs. season perf score average

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

BenchPts: Bench Points, 2ndChance: Second Chance Points, InPaint: Points in the Paint, OffTO: Points Off Turnovers, Fastbreak: Fast break Points, TimePoss: Time Of Possession

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