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Bears get back on track in 82-64 rout of Florida A&M  

Bears get back on track in 82-64 rout of Florida A&M  

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

It was gut check time for the Mercer Bears. Mercer came in riding a two-game skid, and fresh off a heartbreaking double-overtime loss against the Memphis Tigers. How would they respond against the Rattlers of Florida A&M? At the break, the Bears led in virtually every statistical category, including fiel...

Shoot Your Shot: Bears clampdown defense leads to four straight wins

Shoot Your Shot: Bears clampdown defense leads to four straight wins

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Bears have proven that the tough non-conference schedule is not slowing them down. Out of the gate, the ladies are 7-2 and riding a four-game win streak highlighted by a fourth quarter comeback victory against Campbell and a 61-44 beatdown of A-10 opponent George Washington. Normally a prolific offensi...

Bears fall short to Memphis in heated double-overtime game

Bears fall short to Memphis in heated double-overtime game

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer Bears(5-4) concluded their Tennessee road trip Saturday afternoon in a tilt against the Memphis Tigers(4-2). The Bears fought hard from start to finish, but came up just short in double-overtime, losing 83 to 81 after two late Tigers’ free throws sealed the deal. The game could not hav...

Tennessee Vols too much for Bears in 84 to 60 loss

Tennessee Vols too much for Bears in 84 to 60 loss

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer Bears (5-2) hit the road on Wednesday to face their toughest opponent of the 2017 season to date, the Tennessee Volunteers(4-1). The Bears went into this game as big time underdogs and being without leading scorer Ria’n Holland surely did not help things. When all was said and done, the...

Shoot Your Shot: Bears split two in Atlanta

Shoot Your Shot: Bears split two in Atlanta

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Bears (3-2) can be thankful for at least one win on Georgia State’s campus after dropping one contest against Western Kentucky and then battering the Rams of VCU in the Georgia State University Thanksgiving Classic. Friday’s contest saw the Bears possibly affected by that notorious post-Thanksg...

Bears ride strong second half in blowout win over Hiwassee College

Bears ride strong second half in blowout win over Hiwassee College

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Coming off a tough loss in the Paradise Jam Championship, the Mercer Bears(4-2, 0-0) looked to rebound against the Hiwassee College Tigers. By the end of the game, they had. The Bears used a strong second half to run away with it, 90 to 53. Early on, the Bears could not put the Tigers away, as they have ...

Men’s Basketball falls short in Paradise Jam finale

Men’s Basketball falls short in Paradise Jam finale

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

“No one will want to play the Mercer Bears in March if it earns a bid. Bob Hoffman’s crew can ball,” said Andy Katz, basketball insider for NCAA.com. To say the least, the Bears (4-2, 0-0) were impressive in the Paradise Jam, and people, outside of the small town of Macon, noticed. In t...

The Ruling: You’re the only ten I see

The Ruling: You’re the only ten I see

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

Mercer football has been the team receiving recognition for playing high-level opponents recently, but now it’s men’s basketball’s turn to jump into the action. The Bears (5-2, 0-0) will continue non-conference play this week as they swing into Tennessee to face the Tennessee Volunteers and...

Shoot Your Shot: Georgia Bulldogs just the first of many tough opponents

Shoot Your Shot: Georgia Bulldogs just the first of many tough opponents

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

Mercer Women’s Basketball (3-1) wrapped up its second week of action and the Bears found out a few things about themselves on their chase for a third conference championship. After toughing out two wins on the road to begin the season at UCF and Florida Atlantic, the Bears came back to Macon l...

The Ruling: Basketball is back!

The Ruling: Basketball is back!

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Columns

IT’S BASKETBALL SZN! I’m going to continue writing my column on a weekly basis during basketball season — that means my columns will cover several games instead of just one like I have been doing with football. But the format will still be the same. You’ll still see terrible, punny headlines. ...

Men’s basketball uses strong second half to pull away from Tigers

Men’s basketball uses strong second half to pull away from Tigers

Christian Hartley, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer men’s basketball team improved to 2-1 in season play, 0-0 in conference, pulling away from the Tigers of Jackson State for an 86-58 victory. From the opening tip, both the Bears(1-1, 0-0) and Tigers(1-0, 0-0) came out aggressive. For the Bears, it was drawing fouls on the inside and ...

Mercer Men’s Basketball cruises in home opener

Christian Hartley, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer men’s basketball earned its first victory of the year Sunday, running past the Toccoa Falls Eagles 110-43. It was the Bears’ (1-1, 0-0) defense that set the tone early when the offense struggled out of the gate. Through the first 10 minutes, the Bears forced eight turnovers but were only a...

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