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ANALYSIS: What teams to watch as NBA playoffs loom

ANALYSIS: What teams to watch as NBA playoffs loom

Keith Holmes Jr., Contributing Writer

August 26, 2020

Excitement for  the return of the National Basketball Association season, which has been suspended since the season stopped on March 11, was renewed when the NBA announced their “bubble” plan.  The NBA is using the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, to host the 22 playoff eligible team...

Bears win 106-66 against the Samford Bulldogs

Bears win 106-66 against the Samford Bulldogs

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

Mercer’s male basketball team had one of their best games of the season against the Samford Bulldogs on Feb. 19 with a 40 point lead in the final score.

Mercer’s new head basketball coach leads the Bears to a 6-6 record in conference

Mercer’s new head basketball coach leads the Bears to a 6-6 record in conference

Kayla Davis, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2020

As of Feb. 9th, the Mercer Bears have a record of 12-13 for the 2019-2020 season. Their next home game will be on Feb. 15 against UNCG and on Feb. 19 against Samford.

Bears on a four-game hot streak 

Starter Ethan Stair driving towards the goal against VMI defender.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

January 29, 2020

The men’s Basketball team had their first SoCon division win on Wednesday against the Virginia Military Institute at Hawkins Arena.

Mercer women’s basketball hold a fan meet and greet 

The Mercer Women’s Basketball Team poses at the basketball picnic.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

October 26, 2019

This event is the first of its kind in which the main goal isn’t fundraising.

Dynamic duo making history for Mercer women’s basketball

Seniors Amanda Thompson (#2) and KeKe Calloway (#0) have led the Mercer women's basketball team to a second straight NCAA tournament berth.

Mitch Robinson

March 27, 2019

Basketball’s history is riddled with legendary partnerships: Shaq and Kobe, Jordan and Pippen, Steph and Klay- the list could go on. No matter who else was on the floor, these pairings always stood out. On this year’s talented Mercer women’s basketball team, two players stood above the res...

Greg Gary hired to lead Mercer men’s basketball program

A current assistant coach at Purdue, Greg Gary comes to Mercer with over 25 years of coaching experience. Photo provided via press release from Mercer Athletics.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 27, 2019

After the unexpected firing of former men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman, the Mercer Athletics department commenced their search for a new head coach to lead the program. Just 16 days later, the search is over.   In a press release on Mar. 26, Mercer Athletics announced the hiring of current Pur...

Bears upset bid comes up just short in season-ending loss to Iowa in NCAA Tournament

The Bears nearly made history in their hard fought loss to the No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 25, 2019

The Mercer Bears women’s basketball entered the 2019 NCAA Tournament as one of the four No. 15 seeds, squaring off with the No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes in the Greensboro region. Iowa, led by NCAAw Player of the Year Megan Gustagson, was dominant early on, taking an early 14-2 lead over the Bears. Howev...

Women’s basketball to face Iowa in opening round of 2019 NCAA Tournament

The Bears are going dancing again! After winning the SoCon Tournament, the Bears are headed to the Division 1 NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 19, 2019

The wait is over. After a little over a week of anticipation, the Mercer women’s basketball team found out who their first round matchup will be in this year’s NCAA Tournament. The Bears were given a No. 15 seed in the Greensboro region, earning them a matchup against the No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes. L...

BREAKING: Men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman let go after underwhelming season

Bob Hoffman is out as Mercer men's basketball head coach after 11 seasons, according to a Monday press release.

Mitch Robinson, Lead Sports Writer

March 11, 2019

Mercer Bears men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman has been relieved of his duties, according to a Monday morning press release from Mercer Athletics. The decision comes after a season that saw the Bears win just six conference games and exit the Southern Conference tournament in the first matchup...

Bears repeat as SoCon Champs, punch ticket to NCAA Tournament

Champions! Bears repeat as SoCon champions following a 66-63 victory over Furman.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 11, 2019

The Mercer Bears women’s basketball team has completed an incredible feat, repeating as Southern Conference champions, after coming back to defeat Furman 66-63 on Sunday. Furman got out to the quick start in the first quarter, but the Bears responded in the second quarter to take a 35-31 lead int...

Defending champion Bears advance to second straight SoCon title game

Shannon Titus would not be denied in Friday's game, willing her team to victory over Wofford with 27 points and five blocks.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 8, 2019

The defending-champion Mercer Bears will have yet another opportunity to cut down the nets in this year’s SoCon Championship game after defeating the No. 5 seed Wofford Terriers, 69-51, in the tournament semi-finals. Friday’s morning matchup saw the Bears get off to yet another slow start on off...

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