MACON, Ga. (AP) Felipe Haase had a career-high 23 points as Mercer narrowly beat VMI 83-80 on Saturday. Ross Cummings added 22 points for the Bears.
Haase hit a 3-pointer with 1:38 to play to put Mercer up 80-73. Trey Bonham answer with a layup to tie it 17 seconds later. Haase hit the winning 3 at the 1:03 mark.
After that both teams missed baskets, giving Mercer a final chance following a timeout with nine seconds left but Greg Parham couldn't get the tying basket to fall just before time ran out.