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Women's basketball struggles in early non-conference games

Bryson Jones

December 7, 2011


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Mercer women’s basketball team recently had four very pivotal non-conference matchups. The team was looking to get some valuable playing experience playing against some very tough opponents before going into conference play. First up for the Lady Bears was Davidson. Last year’s Atlantic Sun “Freshman...

Hoffman's bunch looking strong on the road

Hoffman's bunch looking strong on the road

Matt Williams

December 7, 2011


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Mercer men’s basketball team opened up its conference schedule against the Lipscomb University Bison on Thursday, Dec. 1, in Nashville, TN. The Bears went 2-1 last year against the Bison, with their only loss coming on Dec. 4, 2010, in Nashville. The Bears would go on to take the final two meeting...

Men's basketball records 2 wins in CBE Classic

Men's basketball records 2 wins in CBE Classic

Garret McDowell

December 7, 2011


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After traveling to ranked Missouri, the Bears finished up the CBE Classic Macon subregional by going 2-1 at home, finishing 2-2. Missouri 81, Mercer 63 The Mercer Bears traveled to Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO to play the Tigers in their one away CBE Classic game. They lost by 18, and the Tigers had...

Hoffman's bunch wins homecoming in front of sellout crowd

Hoffman's bunch wins homecoming in front of sellout crowd

Garret McDowell

November 16, 2011


Filed under Basketball, Sports

  For the first time in several years, the Mercer Bears men’s basketball team prevailed before a sellout home stadium to win a homecoming game. In-state rival Emory University traveled down Interstate 75 to attempt to upset the Bears. Instead, their upset bid fell short, as the Mercer Bears were...

Basketball flaunts young talent during intersquad scrimmage

Olivia Brayan

November 2, 2011


Filed under Basketball, Sports

  The men’s basketball season officially began on Sunday, Oct. 23 with an inter-squad scrimmage. Fans came out to support and display their love as the team rolled out onto the court in full get up. By the conclusion of the passionate game, the Black Team prevailed with a score of 46-44 over...

Former basketball standout, fan favorite Brian Mills signs to play in Portugal

Former basketball standout, fan favorite Brian Mills signs to play in Portugal

Garret McDowell

October 5, 2011


Filed under Basketball, Sports

  Fan favorite and core member of the Mercer Bears basketball team, forward Brian Mills has signed a contract with Lusitania Angra Patrimonio Mundial, a team in the 12-team Portuguese League, better known to the rest of the world as Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol or Portuguese Basketball Premier L...

University Center set to host College Basketball Experience

Samir Moussawel

September 7, 2011


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Continuing the trend started from a year ago, along with their two-year deal, Mercer men’s basketball will be hosting this year’s 2011 College Basketball Experience Classic (CBE) Nov. 21-Nov. 23. Last year, Mercer basketball, Coach Hoffman, his “Hooligans” and the University Center was home to...

The Inside Zone

The Inside Zone

Zach Wells

April 13, 2011


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Columns

I was sitting on my porch the other day, enjoying another perfect middle Georgia spring afternoon, when a bumblebee pooped on my arm. I’m not a biology major, so I can’t tell you if bumblebees actually go “number two” or not, but I do know that I sat in some shock as I looked at the yellow...

Men's basketball beats Lipscomb, loses to Belmont in A-Sun tourney

Men's basketball beats Lipscomb, loses to Belmont in A-Sun tourney

Garret McDowell

March 16, 2011


Filed under Basketball, Sports

By: Garret McDowell Despite having a chance late in the Atlantic wwSun semifinal tournament game against eventual champion Belmont, the Bruins eliminated Mercer 80-72 to drop the Bears’ overall record to 15-18, 11-9 in conference play and 1-1 in the tournament. Mercer 73, Lipscomb 63 In what might have been the loudest night for a Mercer game thi...

A-Sun coverage: Lipscomb defeats Lady Bucs

Garret McDowell

March 2, 2011


Filed under Basketball, Sports

At the half, Lipscomb lead 35 to 33 off of scrappy and aggressivedefense. The Lady Bisons set the tempo for most of the half. ETSU wouldn't go away, and the number one overall seed in the women's bracket led 41 to 40 before a three from the Bisons had ETSU forced to play some tough defense to keep...

Tough loss against Belmont, thriller versus Lipscomb

Tough loss against Belmont, thriller versus Lipscomb

alockwood

March 2, 2011


Filed under Basketball, News, Sports

Battling the two of the top teams in the conference, Mercer’s men’s basketball team held their own against a pair of tough conference opponents from Nashville, Belmont and Lipscomb, to close out the 2010-11 regular season. Going 1-1 in their final two games at home, the Bears solidified their 5th seed in t...

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