NCAAB Game Recap - Mercer at St. John's
Wed Nov 6, 2019 6:30 PM EST

ND
65
UNC
76
F
UVA
48
Syr
34
F
Cin
56
OhSt
64
F
NoAZ
52
Ariz
91
F
WIGB
57
Purd
79
F
Wake
70
BC
77
F
IUPUI
47
Butl
80
F
Mercer
79
StJon
109
F
BrwP
35
GASt
104
F
(N/A)
68
BethC
110
F
(N/A)
50
ETSU
79
F
(N/A)
44
Morg
71
F
MtStM
68
GTown
81
F
(N/A)
52
Hamp
112
F
McNee
65
W MI
75
F
N AL
55
SCar
77
F
(N/A)
64
Maine
84
F
(N/A)
58
Kent
97
F
SJSU
79
Hof
71
F
NJIT
75
Colg
80
F
LoyLA
70
South
87
F
(N/A)
70
SFA
89
F
Charl
74
JMU
79
F
SeLA
55
Tul
76
F
FlaSt
61
Pitt
63
F
Oral
75
OkSt
80
F
LaTec
82
TXAMC
49
F
SEMO
65
Vand
83
F
NWSt
63
TexAM
77
F
(N/A)
51
SthAL
82
F
InWor
42
Mizzu
82
F
Belm
72
IlSt
79
F
ETXB
70
Gram
102
F
(N/A)
55
DeP
84
F
ARMon
49
ArkSt
65
F
(N/A)
71
NM
92
F
JackSt
62
UCSB
83
F
Mont
62
Stan
73
F
LongB
65
UCLA
69
F

St. John's 109, Mercer 79

Nov 6, 2019, 6:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Mercer (0-1)

38

41

79

St. John's (1-0)

59

50

109

Heron scores 25 to carry St. John's past Mercer 109-79
Wed Nov 6, 2019 9:37 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Mustapha Heron had 25 points as St. John's romped past Mercer 109-79 on Wednesday night for Mike Anderson's first victory at the helm.

Heron shot 4 for 6 on 3-pointers for his 21st career 20-plus game. Anderson was named the 21st head coach in program history in April.

LJ Figueroa had 18 points for St. John's in the season opener for both teams. Marcellus Earlington added 17 points. Nick Rutherford had 14 points with eight assists and only one turnover.

St. John's led 59-38 at halftime after forcing 15 turnovers.

Ethan Stair scored a career-high 23 points and had 10 rebounds for the Bears. Luke Hamilton added 10 points. Djordje Dimitrijevic had 10 points.

St. John's plays Central Connecticut at home on Saturday. Mercer plays Columbia International at home on Friday.

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Leaders

Mercer PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
V. Bafutto 0 0 0 1 0 0
P. Urey 0 0 0 0 0 1
St. John's PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Sears 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Cole 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Mercer StJon
Points For 79 109
Field Goals 26/66-39% 38/76-50%
Three Pointers 12/28-43% 8/19-42%
Free Throws 15/24-62% 25/31-81%
Offensive Rebounds 19 16
Defensive Rebounds 22 26
Rebounds 47 45
Blocks 2 7
Steals 4 11
Turnovers 24 9
Personal Fouls 28 21
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - StJon Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 6 Mercer 79 @ StJon 109 M. Bender 2 G. Williams 6

Game Information

Stadium: Carnesecca Arena, Jamaica, New York
Attendance: 3,354
Game Time: