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Mercer clips Wofford 70-69 in OT

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 16, 2016 at 4:40 p.m.



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MACON, Ga. (AP) — Desmond Ringer scored a career-high 21 points, including the game-winning jumper with 17 seconds left, and Mercer hung on to beat Wofford 70-69 in overtime on Saturday.

The win gives Mercer (14-4, 4-1 Southern Conference) five wins in its last six games.

Ringer made a layup with eight seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 64 and send the game to OT. Wofford (7-11, 4-2) scored five of the first seven points of the extra period on the strength of a Spencer Collins 3-pointer and two Eric Garcia free throws to take a 69-66 lead.

But Phillip Leonard hit a jumper for the Bears with 1:18 to go and after Collins missed a 3 on the ensuing possession Ringer hit the game-winner.

The Terriers had a final shot, but Collins missed again from deep.

Jestin Lewis scored 18 points for Mercer. Collins had a career-high 30 points for Wofford.

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