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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.

Bears dominated by ETSU in road loss

Marcus Cohen (No. 3) struggles to find an open teammate after leaving his feet at the basket.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 19, 2019

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

Bears guard Ethan Stair attempts a 3-pointer in a game against The Citadel on Feb 9.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 16, 2019

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 is a family affair for brothers Evan (left) and Ethan (right) Stair.

Mitch Robinson

February 12, 2019

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

Bears guard KeKe Calloway (No. 0) attempts a layup at the basket over the ETSU defense.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 10, 2019

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

Senior forward Jaylen Stowe (No. 2) drives the ball against The Citadel defender Hayden Brown (No. 33).

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 10, 2019

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

Mercer senior guard Jaylen Stowe attempts a layup in a versus the Brewton-Parker Barons.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 29, 2019

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 junior guard Djordje Dimitriovic (No. 0) protects the ball as he drives past several VMI defenders.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 27, 2019

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...

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