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MACON, Ga. (AP) — Langston Hall scored seven of his 21 points in the second overtime to lead No. 2 seed Mercer to a 78-75 win over third-seeded South Carolina Upstate in the Atlantic Sun semifinal Thursday night.

Jakob Gollon added 17 points for Mercer (25-8) which travels to No. 1 seed Florida Gulf Coast (22-11) for the championship on Sunday.

Hall scored with 37 seconds remaining in regulation and SC Upstate's Ty Greene missed a trey with 2 seconds left, sending it to the first overtime tied at 60. SC Upstate's Ricardo Glenn blocked Darious Moten's layup attempt with 4 seconds to play, sending the game into the second overtime knotted at 66.

Mario Blessing and Torrey Craig each missed treys in the closing seconds of the second overtime to end it.

Craig scored 24 points and Glenn added 17 to lead SC Uptate (19-14).

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