Ethan Stair scores 26, leads Mercer past Samford, 90-75
HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) Ethan Stair scored 26 points and finished one rebound shy of a double-double as Mercer topped Samford 90-75 on Saturday.
Stair, who had four steals, had a hot hand from the field, knocking down 11 of 18 field goal attempts and 4 of 8 from distance.was 11 of 18. Djordje Dimitrijevic added 25 points and Jeff Gary had 13 points for Mercer (8-11, 2-4 Southern Conference). Kamar Robertson added 10 points.
Robert Allen had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs (8-12, 2-4), whose losing streak reached four games. J.P. Robinson added 15 points and Brandon Austin 14.
Josh Sharkey, the Bulldogs' leading scorer coming into the game at 19 points per game, failed to make a shot from the floor (0 of 6).
Mercer plays Western Carolina at home on Wednesday. Samford faces Furman on the road on Wednesday.
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Updated January 18, 2020