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Men’s basketball gets back on track with win over WCU

Men’s basketball gets back on track with win over WCU

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 16, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Mercer men’s basketball team was in unfamiliar territory for Valentine’s Day this year as the Bears found themselves in Cullowhee, North Carolina for a date with the Western Carolina Catamounts. After their last game, Mercer Head Coach Bob Hoffman was asked about potential changes to the Bears ...

Bears come back to win over UNCG

Bears come back to win over UNCG

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Thursday night was Valentine's Day, and the Mercer Bears had a date with the Spartans of UNC-Greensboro. The long story short? It didn’t exactly work out, and the feeling was pretty mutual. The Bears (17-7, 9-0) and Spartans traded blows from the game’s opening tip, but it was UNCG who got ...

Basketball brotherhood: Mercer basketball’s Stair brothers

Basketball brotherhood: Mercer basketball’s Stair brothers

Mitch Robinson

February 12, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Fans of Mercer basketball will recognize Ethan Stair as one of the team’s key contributors this season. After battling a variety of injuries the past two years, Stair has started every game for the Bears this year and is averaging 11.1 points per game. Fans may not know, however, that Ethan’s y...

Calloway’s 22 points propels Bears over Samford on the road

Calloway’s 22 points propels Bears over Samford on the road

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 10, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer women’s basketball closed out a three-game road trip in Homewood, Alabama on Saturday afternoon with a matchup against the Bulldogs of Furman. The Bears defeated the Bulldogs (7-15, 2-5 SoCon) in overtime earlier this season at Hawkins Arena in a start-to-finish close game. However, the ...

Bears come up short at home in loss to The Citadel

Bears come up short at home in loss to The Citadel

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 10, 2019


Filed under Basketball

From time to time in the game of basketball, there are some games that it feels like you must win. Saturday’s matchup with The Citadel (11-12, 3-9 SoCon) was one of those games for Mercer men’s basketball. They came into the game with a 3-8 conference record, on the wrong side of a three-game l...

Bears lose third straight game, fall to 3-8 in SoCon

Bears lose third straight game, fall to 3-8 in SoCon

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Coming into Saturday’s matchup, the Furman Paladins had beaten the Mercer Bears six consecutive times. In the first of two meetings this season, the Paladins (17-5, 6-4 SoCon) beat Mercer 71-58. To date, it’s the Bears’ worst conference loss of the season. In similar fashion to the last gam...

Mercer women’s basketball just keeps on winning

Mercer women’s basketball just keeps on winning

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

When you are the top team in your conference, you play each game with a giant target on your back. You are the prey and your opponents are the predators. Mercer women’s basketball (14-7, 6-0 SoCon) found that out quickly on the road at Wofford, their first of two road games for the weekend. Th...

Missed free throws doom Bears in loss to Wofford

Missed free throws doom Bears in loss to Wofford

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The top team in the Southern Conference walked into Hawkins Arena Thursday tonight as heavy favorites against a Mercer team sitting in seventh place. Wofford is a team that has dominated Mercer (8-14, 3-7) during Hoffman’s tenure, winning seven of the last 10 meetings between the teams. And with the ...

Bears notch impressive blowout victory over ETSU

Bears notch impressive blowout victory over ETSU

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers traveled from Johnson City, Tennessee all the way to Macon, Georgia with one goal in mind: payback. The Bears defeated ETSU in last season’s Southern Conference championship game, ending what was a stellar season for the Bucs. However, last year’s Mercer team ...

Men’s basketball falls in road contest at UNCG

Men’s basketball falls in road contest at UNCG

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A two-game winning streak came to an end this past Saturday, as Mercer fell on the road to the UNC-Greensboro Spartans, 88-81. The game started off with a series of runs. Mercer fell behind early, came back, before falling behind again. This time, they stayed behind and ultimately entered halftime d...

Bears beat Cadets en route to second straight win

Bears beat Cadets en route to second straight win

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 27, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Mercer men’s basketball hadn’t won a game by more than six points in nearly two months. That all changed Thursday night as the Bears (8-12, 3-5) throttled the Virginia Military Institute Keydets  (7-13, 1-7) by way of an 88-68 blowout victory. The game was never really close. Mercer’s Ross C...

Women’s basketball top Mocs, stay undefeated in SoCon

Women’s basketball top Mocs, stay undefeated in SoCon

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 27, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Welcome home, Mercer women’s basketball. Your welcoming present? A matchup with archrival Chattanooga, also the only other undefeated team in the SoCon. After splitting a two-game weekend road trip, the Bears returned home to Hawkins Arena eager to secure their place as the top team in the confe...

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