The Mercer Bears are moving onto the next round of the CIT Tournament after their 64-59 win over the Georgia St. Panthers. Mercer was cruising through this game as they led Georgia State by 10 points at the half, but they had to hold off a late second half comeback attempt by Georgia State.
Georgia State fell behind as many as 13 points in the second half but they went on an 18-4 run to tie the game at 49 points apiece with 4:53 left, and it was a two-point game with 37 second left on a Brandon McGee three-point shot. Mercer was able to make their free throws the rest of the way while Georgia State missed all three of their three-point attempts in an effort to tie the game.
Mercer had three players who scored in double figures and were led by Justin Cecil who had 19 points.
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