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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.
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...

Women’s basketball top Mocs, stay undefeated in SoCon

Mercer senior forward Amanda Thompson rises up for the jump shot late in the third quarter vs Chattanooga.
January 27, 2019

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,...

Men’s basketball drops heartbreaker to ETSU

Senior guard Ethan Stair (No. 22) drives past an ETSU defender for a layup at the basket.
January 15, 2019

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...

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

Sophomore point guard Marcus Cohen (No. 3) dribbles the ball up the floor as junior Jaylen Stowe (No. 2) prepares to set the screen.
January 14, 2019

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,...

Bears Are Back: Men’s Basketball Winter Break Recap

Sophomore guard Ross Cummings drives past the defense for a layup.
January 12, 2019

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...

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

Mercer squared off against Brewton-Parker.
December 4, 2018

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...

Women’s basketball trounced at home by Central Florida

Bears forward Ally Welch drives to the basket against the Central Florida defense.
November 27, 2018

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...

Sydni Means hangs up the shoes, puts on the whistle

Sydni Means on the sideline with Head Coach Susie Gardner in her final game against UGA. Photo provided by Mercer Athletics.
August 17, 2018

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...

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
February 2, 2017

  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...

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

Jordan Strawberry (right) made three 3-point shots over a three-minute stretch to help the Bears pull away.
January 28, 2017

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...

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

January 24, 2017

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...

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga
January 14, 2017

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...

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