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Men's basketball stays perfect at home in conference play, streaks past KSU, UNF

Men's basketball stays perfect at home in conference play, streaks past KSU, UNF

Matt Williams

January 25, 2012


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The Mercer men’s basketball team would deny the Owls of Kennesaw State University their first conference win in dramatic fashion in the University Center on a not-so-unlucky Friday the 13th. The Bears came away with the victory, 81-51, while shooting 62 percent from the field, 65 percent from long r...

Hoffman's bunch tested on road, protect home court

Hoffman's bunch tested on road, protect home court

Garret McDowell

January 25, 2012


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The Mercer Bears men’s basketball team went 4-4 over the 2011-2012 Winter Break, including snatching two wins on the road against top-tier competition in Navy and Georgia Tech, which was the first win against the Yellow Jackets in over three decades. Besides the big wins, the Bears experienced som...

Gardner's group wins 2 of 3 on road

Matt Williams

December 7, 2011


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Mercer’s women’s basketball team got their first road win of the season on Nov. 25, defeating the High Point Lady Panthers 75-67. Sophomore Briana Williams put on a clinic as she scored 33 points while contributing two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block. Freshman guard Alicia Williams...

Women's basketball struggles in early non-conference games

Bryson Jones

December 7, 2011


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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


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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


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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


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  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


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  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


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  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


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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


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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...

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