Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament Recaps
(Friday, March 8th)
Final Score: Mercer 72, USC Upstate 64
Macon, GA (Sports Network) - Bud Thomas netted 20 points as the top-seeded Mercer Bears outlasted the fifth-seeded USC Upstate Spartans, 72-64, in the semifinal round of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament.
Langston Hall tallied 18 points and six assists for Mercer (23-10), which has won three in a row and 11 of 12. Travis Smith chipped in 16 points on 4-of-4 from 3-point range.
For USC Upstate (16-17), Torrey Craig scored 20 points, Ty Greene poured in 14 points, Adrian Rodgers had 11 points and Ricardo Glenn hauled in 10 rebounds.
Mercer will play Florida Gulf Coast in Saturday's championship game.
Final Score: Florida Gulf Coast 72, Stetson 58
Macon, GA (Sports Network) - Sherwood Brown led all scorers with 18 points as the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles ran past the Stetson Hatters, 72-58, in the semifinal round on the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament at Hawkins Arena.
Bernard Thompson stuffed the stat sheet with 12 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and four steals for seconded-seeded FGSU (23-10), while Chase Fieler and Eric McKnight netted 11 and 10 points, respectively.
For third-seeded Stetson (15-16), which shot less than 34 percent from the field, Adam Pegg had 17 points and eight rebounds, while Chris Perez scored 15 points.
FGCU has advanced to Saturday's championship bout to take on top-seeded Mercer.
03/08 23:10:45 ET