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Greg Gary hired to lead Mercer men’s basketball program

A current assistant coach at Purdue, Greg Gary comes to Mercer with over 25 years of coaching experience. Photo provided via press release from Mercer Athletics.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 27, 2019

After the unexpected firing of former men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman, the Mercer Athletics department commenced their search for a new head coach to lead the program. Just 16 days later, the search is over.   In a press release on Mar. 26, Mercer Athletics announced the hiring of current Pur...

BREAKING: Men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman let go after underwhelming season

Bob Hoffman is out as Mercer men's basketball head coach after 11 seasons, according to a Monday press release.

Mitch Robinson, Lead Sports Writer

March 11, 2019

Mercer Bears men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman has been relieved of his duties, according to a Monday morning press release from Mercer Athletics. The decision comes after a season that saw the Bears win just six conference games and exit the Southern Conference tournament in the first matchup...

Men’s basketball falls to UNCG in regular season finale

Ethan Stair drives the ball against The Citadel defense in a home game on Feb. 9 at Hawkins Arena.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 4, 2019

The 2018-2019 regular season was a rollercoaster ride for the Mercer men's basketball team. A few near-upset wins at the beginning of the season, a handful of close losses to the Southern Conference’s top squads, a winning streak, and now, a rough loss at home in the regular season finale. T...

Men’s basketball falls to VMI on the road

Ethan Stair drives to the basket following a pump-fake to get past his defender in a Feb. 21 game at Hawkins Arena.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

Mercer men’s basketball entered Thursday’s matchup with the Keydets of Virginia MIlitary Institute (9-20, 3-14 SoCon) riding a two game winning streak. All signs pointed to the Bears having finally found their rhythm and identity. Well, the Bears (11-18, 6-11 SoCon) didn’t look like the same t...

Bears win second straight as Cummings leads Mercer past Mocs

Ross Cummings scored a career-high 37 points in the Bears win over Chattanooga.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 25, 2019

That’s what Mercer secured in Saturday’s game against Chattanooga, giving the Bears two straight wins as the season began to wind down. It didn’t look promising early for the Bears, as it was Chattanooga (12-17, 7-9 SoCon) who led for most of the first half and entered halftime up 42-34. T...

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