ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- — Leon Ayers III came off the bench to tally 16 points to lead Mercer to a 62-61 win over Wofford in the Southern Conference tournament quarterfinals on Saturday.
Jeff Gary had 14 points for Mercer (17-10). Neftali Alvarez added 13 points and six assists, and Felipe Haase had seven rebounds.
Mercer dominated the first half and led 40-23 at halftime. Wofford mounted a charge in the second half, scoring 38. The Bears' 22 second-half points were a season low for the team.
Storm Murphy had 21 points for the Terriers (15-9). Messiah Jones added 16 points.
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