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11:00 AM PT12:00 PM MT1:00 PM CT2:00 PM ET7:00 PM GMT3:00 PM 北京时间12:00 PM MST2:00 PM EST, Feb 4, 2023
Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia  Attendance: 3,107

McCreary scores 22 as Mercer beats VMI 80-54

By The Associated Press

MACON, Ga. (AP) Jalyn McCreary had 22 points in Mercer's 80-54 victory over VMI on Saturday.

McCreary added seven rebounds and three steals for the Bears (12-13, 5-7 Southern Conference). Braden Sparks scored 15 points and added five rebounds. Michael Zanoni recorded 13 points and was 4 of 10 shooting, including 3 for 7 from distance, and went 2 for 4 from the line.

Tony Felder led the way for the Keydets (6-19, 1-11) with 17 points and eight rebounds. Asher Woods added 15 points for VMI. Tyler Houser also had six points.

Mercer took the lead with 9:50 remaining in the first half and never looked back. The score was 39-26 at halftime, with Sparks racking up 12 points. Mercer pulled away with a 12-2 run in the second half to extend a 17-point lead to 27 points. They outscored VMI by 13 points in the final half, as McCreary led the way with a team-high 12 second-half points.


Both teams next play Wednesday. Mercer hosts Samford while VMI hosts Furman.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

Updated February 4, 2023

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