MACON, Georgia — Jibri Bryan hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 16 seconds left Saturday and Mercer rallied to beat ETSU 69-64, putting the Bears in third place ahead of Saturday's Southern Conference tournament.
ETSU opened with a 15-5 run, but Mercer rallied to a 28-27 lead with a 14-0 run capped by a dunk by Hallice. The Buccaneers replied with an 11-6 run to take a 38-34 halftime lead.
Mercer rallied to a 56-50 lead with a 12-3 second-half run. The lead traded hands five times until Bryan put the Bears up 67-64 with his 3-pointer and Nwamu added two free throws to seal it.
Jalen Riley scored 24 for ETSU (16-13, 8-10), who will play No. 4 seed Western Carolina Saturday in the SoCon tournament as the No. 5 seed.
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