In an intense and contensious contest, few thought Mercer would win when junior guard James Florence went down with an injury at the 14 minute mark in the second half. After the blood had been cleaned off the ball and floor, the Dolphins led by as many as nine points with 7 minutes left in regulation. However, the Bears' consistent post game, led by Daniel Emerson's 22 points helped the Bears stay within striking distance of Jacksonville. When Florence re-entered the game with four minutes to go, Mercer came up with two huge defensive stops to spoil the UC upset. Flo's layup with 1.5 seconds left sealed the deal, propelling the Bears past Jacksonville for sole possesion of four place in the A-Sun standings.