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 which travels to No. 1 seed Florida Gulf Coast for the championship Sunday.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Jyles Smith scored 19 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as Savannah State defeated South Carolina State 69-50 Thursday night in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular-season finale. The Tigers secured the fifth seed into the conference tournament that begins Monday in Norfolk, Va.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Brittney Sykes scored 10 points to help Syracuse beat Clemson 63-53 in Thursday's second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Sykes scored two straight baskets to cap an 8-0 second-half burst for the fifth-seeded Orange, pushing Syracuse to a 52-41 lead with 6:47 left. Clemson got no closer than nine again.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Frank Martin has been suspended one game for harsh language aimed at his players during a loss to Florida and won't be with the team when it plays at Mississippi State on Saturday. Gamecocks athletic director Ray Tanner announced the suspension Thursday.
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