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Bears dominated by ETSU in road loss

Bears dominated by ETSU in road loss

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

It’s been a rollercoaster ride of a season for Mercer men’s basketball and it continued on Saturday afternoon. The Bears have competed start to finish with all of their SoCon competition this season, but Saturday was different. Saturday wasn’t close at all. East Tennessee State was the superi...

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 ...

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...

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...

Men’s basketball drops heartbreaker to ETSU

Men’s basketball drops heartbreaker to ETSU

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer entered Saturday’s game fresh off their first SoCon victory of the year, knocking off Western Carolina (4-14, 1-4) at home on Thursday evening. However, the challenge that walked into Hawkins Arena on Saturday was a different animal. ETSU (15-4, 5-1)  entered the game having won six straight ga...

Cummings scores 36, men’s basketball win first SoCon game

Cummings scores 36, men’s basketball win first SoCon game

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Men’s basketball entered Thursday night’s battle with Western Carolina on a two-game skid, looking to get back in the victory column. The Catamounts (4-13, 1-3) have had a rollercoaster of a season, but came into the game riding a victory over conference foe Samford which gave them their fir...

Bears Are Back: Men’s Basketball Winter Break Recap

Bears Are Back: Men’s Basketball Winter Break Recap

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 12, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For most of the Mercer community, the last few weeks were a time of rest and relaxation, a well-deserved break from the grueling stretch of finals week. But for Mercer men’s basketball, time for rest was limited to only a few days as the team found themselves heading straight towards a three-gam...

Cummings finds his stride, Bears get back on track with win

Cummings finds his stride, Bears get back on track with win

Christian Hartley

December 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Mercer men’s basketball team welcomed the Brewton-Parker Barons (1-5, 0-0) to Hawkins Arena on Tuesday afternoon. The Bears (4-3, 0-0) could not buy a basket for most of the first half, but thankfully neither could the Barons. The teams started the game shooting a combined 14-of-46 from the floor...

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