HOMEWOOD, Ala. -- — Neftali Alvarez had 23 points as Mercer topped Samford 77-70 in overtime on Wednesday night.
Samford's A.J. Staton-McCray made a pair of free throws with 28 seconds left to force overtime tied at 66. Alvarez had six points as Mercer outscored the Bulldogs 11-4 in the extra period.
The Bears improve to 2-0 against the Bulldogs on the season. Mercer defeated Samford 89-82 last Monday.
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