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Mercer's Ross Cummings (20) fires a shot over the arm of VMI's Jake Stephens (34) during Mercer's men's basketball match against VMI Jan. 23, 2021. Cummings finished with 22 points in the contest, helping lead Mercer to an 8380 win over VMI.

Mercer men’s basketball looks to prove themselves in Southern Conference play

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer February 4, 2021
Mercer men’s basketball started off the season red-hot winning their first six games. The Bears then lost four of their next five before winning another three games in a row. In their last three games, the team showed promise for the future — but also a worrying trend. 
Mandi DeLong and Kyaria Madlock attend the men's basketball game against VMI on Jan. 23.

What’s it like to attend a Mercer basketball game during a pandemic?

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent February 3, 2021
Last semester, COVID-19 led to an adjusted sports schedule here at Mercer, including football being pushed back until spring. Mercer’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have still been able to play out their seasons, which started shortly after the official last day of classes in the fall semester. 

Most impactful Mercer sports moments of 2015-16

Cluster Staff Reports April 28, 2016

  Thoughts on these moments? How do you want to rank them? Let us know in the comments below.   The #BEARSTRONG movement                                      *Editor's...

 Phillip Leonard looks for an open man as he runs the ball down the court.

Senior profile: Mercer basketball’s Phillip Leonard

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer March 17, 2016

In a matter of a year, Phillip Leonard went from playing junior college basketball to beating Duke in the NCAA Tournament. He played alongside future Miami Heat summer league team member Langston Hall....

 Jordan Strawberry poses with Toby the Bear.

Strawberry’s 22 points not enough to end Bears’ losing streak

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer February 20, 2016

Three was the number of points Mercer needed and the number of opportunities it had to tie the game in the final seconds. But when the clock struck zero, the Bears (18-11, 8-8) had come up short, 77-74. The...

Witness First, Kicks Second

Witness First, Kicks Second

Emma Peel, Staff Writer February 16, 2016
Hayden Blessing is a shoe fanatic. But one day three years ago, that all changed.
Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game

Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor January 27, 2016

Basketball for most is a just a game. You watch, cheer and some play but at the end of the day it's just a game, but for senior Jestin Lewis it is so much more than just a game. "It was my first love....

Players prepare for the new season.

Rivers’ career-high leads Bears to best start as a Division-1 program

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer December 5, 2015

After Wednesday’s 82-47 win against Hiwassee, senior guard Jestin Lewis said the talk around the locker room has been to “make history” this year. Mission accomplished. Only nine games into...

Spring Sports Recap: Mar. 17-Mar. 29

April 2, 2015

Baseball After a rough start to the season, the Mercer baseball team seems to be back on track after beating the University of Georgia in two midweek games and sweeping the East Tennessee State Buccaneers...

Men's basketball falls in semifinal of SoCon Tournament

Justin Baxley March 19, 2015

March is tournament time. Last week, 10 teams and their fan bases invaded the town of Asheville, N.C., for the Southern Conference Tournament. Each team had one goal in mind: to reach the NCAA tournament....

VP of Mercer Maniacs earns fan of the week award

March 19, 2015

Andrew Eck, a member of Mercer Maniacs and an avid Mercer Bears fan, started his time as a Mercer Bear earlier than most. His older brother began attending Mercer in 2009, and this began Eck’s true...

Men's basketball advance to the quarterfinals on last second shot

March 19, 2015

For the fourth year in a row, the Mercer Men's Basketball Team has won a post season game. Mercer is only one of seven teams to ever win at least one game in the NCAA, CBI, CIT and NIT Tournaments. In...

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