facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

COL BKB: Mercer 75, Tennessee 67

March 21, 2013 at 12:13 AM   |   Comments

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 21 (UPI) -- Travis Smith was perfect in eight free-throw attempts and scored 25 points Wednesday in sending Mercer to a 75-67 NIT upset of Tennessee.

Mercer became one of three teams seeded either last or next-to-last in their quarter of the draw to advance to the tournament's second round -- joining Robert Morris and Stony Brook.

Mercer (24-11) won the Atlantic Sun regular-season title, but the conference's tournament was captured by Florida Gulf Coast.

The Bears made 50 percent of their field goal attempts against the Volunteers with Langston Hall scoring 16 points and Daniel Coursey adding 15.

Mercer will meet BYU in the second round after the Cougars eliminated Washington on Tuesday.

Tennessee (20-13), which lost to Alabama in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tourney, was led by 20 points from Trae Golden.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
UPI horse racing weekend preview
2
Soler continues hot start as Cubs beat Cards
3
Tony Stewart on Kevin Ward's death: It 'will definitely affect my life forever'
4
Lamb's grand slam lifts Arizona past Colorado
5
Athletics drop protest
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback