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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...

Women’s basketball trounced at home by Central Florida

Women’s basketball trounced at home by Central Florida

Christian Hartley

November 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Mercer Bears women’s basketball team, hot off a win over the SEC’s Florida Gators, played host to the Central Florida Knights (2-0, 0-0) Sunday afternoon. This was a rematch for a pair of teams who squared off last season with Mercer edging out UCF on their home floor, 73-64. The Knights wer...

Sydni Means hangs up the shoes, puts on the whistle

Sydni Means hangs up the shoes, puts on the whistle

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

August 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Coaching Spotlight, Showcase, Sports

Fans of college basketball know the heartbreak of watching young talent come through, join their favorite team and then depart after four years. However, there is a noticeable pattern of Mercer alumni coming back to fill coaching positions for their former teams. For former Mercer Women’s Basketball point...

Furman connects on game-winning shot with 2.3 seconds left to down Mercer

Furman connects on game-winning shot with 2.3 seconds left to down Mercer

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

  As Daniel Fowler glided down the court with the clock ticking under 10 seconds, he lifted from just outside the key and silenced Hawkins Arena as the ball swished through the net and slashed Mercer’s hopes. The Bears (11-13, 5-6) dropped another close loss Thursday to Furman (15-8, 8-2)...

Bears pull away from The Citadel behind Strawberry’s second-half shooting

Bears pull away from The Citadel behind Strawberry’s second-half shooting

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

January 28, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

It took more than 30 minutes for someone other than Ria’n Holland to make a 3-pointer, but when it did, it came like a flood. Mercer (10-12, 4-5) pulled past The Citadel (9-15, 2-8) 82-66 Saturday behind Jordan Strawberry’s 13-point second-half performance. Strawberry made the Bears’ first 3-pointer...

Stories with Mercer basketball’s Desmond Ringer: Inside the Den

Stories with Mercer basketball’s Desmond Ringer: Inside the Den

Hayes Rule and Justin Baxley

January 24, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Podcast, Showcase, Sports, Video

The Cluster's sports podcast, Inside the Den, is scheduled to record weekly on our Facebook Live. Hayes Rule and Justin Baxley host the show that will feature interviews with Mercer student athletes. Learn more about Mercer's athletes off the field/court by watching the podcast live each week and participating...

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

January 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Breaking, Showcase, Sports

As Stephon Jelks laid in an uncontested shot as the buzzer sounded, it was the least excited he’d been all game. After an action-packed final minutes -- including back-to-back reviews on inbound plays -- Jelks scored Mercer’s 68th point of the game, knowing it was useless at that point. The Bears...

Bears drop second straight in 78-57 loss to Davidson

Bears drop second straight in 78-57 loss to Davidson

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

  Jack Gibbs took a few tricks out of Stephen Curry’s book. The junior guard from Davidson knocked down eight 3-pointers Tuesday en route to a season-high 33 points in the Wildcats’ 78-57 win over Mercer. Davidson as a team connected on 14 3-pointers, five more than the team’s average...

Bears use 25-4 run to race past Georgia Southern

Bears use 25-4 run to race past Georgia Southern

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

November 20, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase

  The Bears chose to run their way to a win Sunday. Trailing 63-55 to Georgia Southern with under eight minutes remaining in the game, Mercer (2-1, 0-0) finished the outing on a 25-4 run to defeat the Eagles (1-2, 0-0) 80-67 in the first game of the Savannah Invitational. The game-defi...

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