NCAAB Game Recap - Western Carolina at Mercer
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:00 PM EST

GaTec
64
Lou
68
F
StBon
60
Dayt
86
F
Prov
64
Seton
73
F
SCar
67
Aub
80
F
Rut
80
Iowa
85
F
Mem
40
Tuls
80
F
GTown
57
Xav
66
F
Samf
78
Furm
101
F
Cin
89
Temp
82
F
VMI
54
Woff
66
F
Syr
84
ND
82
F
Ark
70
MisSt
77
F
Drake
73
Evans
50
F
UMassL
75
Albany
101
F
Citad
69
Chat
92
F
Bingha
83
Stony
79
F
LaSal
57
Rich
75
F
Duques
55
URI
77
F
PSU
72
Mich
63
F
WCU
79
Mercer
85
F
W Ky
64
Marsh
60
F
Manh
73
Maris
75
F(OT)
Vermt
59
Maine
57
F
Amer
93
LoyMD
91
F(OT)
Army
94
Lafy
74
F
UMBC
69
Hartfo
60
F
UMass
63
GMas
73
F
GrgWas
54
Ford
59
F
StLou
59
David
71
F
Navy
60
Boston
58
F(OT)
Leh
95
HolyC
96
F(OT)
Troy
63
ArkLR
81
F
SFA
69
NWSt
62
F
ECU
64
SMU
84
F
Lamar
89
InWor
77
F
NDSt
73
SDSt
78
F
NOrl
71
TXAMC
74
F
McNee
77
SeLA
61
F
HBU
83
Nich
91
F
IndSt
55
LoyIL
75
F
IlSt
63
Brad
75
F
UNC
77
VaTec
79
F(2OT)
AbCh
76
SamH
82
F(OT)
BC
72
Pitt
74
F
Crei
83
DeP
68
F
Fres
68
ColSt
86
F
Alab
77
Vand
62
F
NrthIA
66
SIU
68
F
CSNor
83
UCSB
75
F
CS-Ful
78
UCDav
74
F
ChiSt
53
CBap
85
F
UCIrv
56
LongB
63
F
UNLV
72
Nev
86
F

Jan 22, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Western Carolina (12-6)

33

46

79

Mercer (9-11)

39

46

85

Dimitrijevic, Gary lead Mercer past W. Carolina 85-79
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:27 PM

MACON, Ga. (AP) Djordje Dimitrijevic scored 24 points, Jeff Gary added 20 more and Mercer held on to defeat Western Carolina 85-79 in a Southern Conference rematch Wednesday night.

Ethan Stair added 17 points with 13 rebounds for the Bears (9-11, 3-4 Southern Conference) and the top-scoring trio combined to go 17-for-18 at the free-throw line, Gary scored 15 points after halftime - a perfect 4-for-4 from the floor including two of his three 3-pointers.

Mercer was 18-for-20 from the foul line, picking up eight more points than the Catamounts (12-6, 4-3) in a game that was nearly statistically equal otherwise,

After starting conference play 4-0, the Catamounts have now dropped three in a row - to Mercer, which they beat 11 days ago, and to SoCon powers Furman and ETSU.

Mason Faulkner scored 23 points for Western Carolina, Carlos Dotson scored a season-high 22 points plus 10 rebounds and six assists. Travion McCray had 13 points.

Mercer takes on VMI on the road on Saturday. Western Carolina faces Wofford at home on Saturday.

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Leaders

Western Carolina PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Harris 0 0 0 2 1 1
M. Faulkner 23 0 4 3 0 0
Mercer PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Dimitrijevic 24 0 4 3 3 0
J. Gary 20 0 1 2 0 0

Team Comparison

WCU Mercer
Points For 79 85
Field Goals 29/58-50% 29/60-48%
Three Pointers 11/30-37% 9/22-41%
Free Throws 10/14-71% 18/20-90%
Offensive Rebounds 7 8
Defensive Rebounds 24 25
Rebounds 35 35
Blocks 2 4
Steals 4 6
Turnovers 11 10
Personal Fouls 16 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 11 Mercer 71 @ WCU 79 J. Glisson 2 A. Sledd 2
Wed Jan 22 WCU 79 @ Mercer 85 M. Thomas 2 V. Bafutto 2

Game Information

Stadium: Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia
Attendance: 2,572
Game Time: