ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Lyons had 25 points as Furman defeated Mercer 85-74 in the Southern Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Saturday night.
Furman faces Mercer in SoCon quarters
No. 6 seed Mercer (11-19, 6-12) vs. No. 3 seed Furman (24-6, 13-5)
Southern Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Saturday, 8:30 p.m....
Galloway leads UNC-Greensboro past Mercer 74-47
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Kyrin Galloway had 16 points to lead five UNC Greensboro players in double figures as the Spartans rolled past Mercer 74-47 on Saturday.
UNCG looks to sweep Mercer
UNC Greensboro (25-5, 14-3) vs. Mercer (11-18, 6-11)
Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Mercer seeks revenge on UNC Greensboro after dropping the first...
Parham scores 31 to carry VMI past Mercer 84-71
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Bubba Parham had 31 points as VMI beat Mercer 84-71 on Thursday night.
Myles Lewis had 17 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for VMI (9-20, 3-14 Southern...
Mercer looks to extend streak vs VMI
Mercer (11-17, 6-10) vs. VMI (8-20, 2-14)
Cameron Hall, Lexington, Virginia; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Mercer looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over...
Cummings scores 37 to lift Mercer over Chattanooga 74-69
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings had a career-high 37 points as Mercer narrowly defeated Chattanooga 74-69 on Saturday.
Fardaws Aimaq had 11 rebounds for Mercer (11-17, 6-10 Southern...
Cummings scores 23 to lead Mercer past Samford 65-62
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings had 23 points as Mercer narrowly defeated Samford 65-62 on Thursday night.
Ethan Stair had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Mercer (10-17, 5-10 Southern...
Williamson leads E. Tennessee St. over Mercer 88-69
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Daivien Williamson came off the bench to score 16 points to carry East Tennessee State to an 88-69 win over Mercer on Saturday.
Jeromy Rodriguez had 14 points and seven rebounds for East Tennessee State (21-7, 11-4 Southern Conference). Lucas N'Guessan added 12 points and four blocks. Tray Boyd III had 10 points and 11 assists for the hosts.
Stallworth scores 27 to carry The Citadel over Mercer 67-61
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Lew Stallworth had 27 points as The Citadel beat Mercer 67-61 on Saturday.
Kaiden Rice had 11 points for The Citadel (11-12, 3-9 Southern Conference), which broke its five-game road losing streak. Hayden Brown added 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Zane Najdawi, the Bulldogs' second leading scorer entering the matchup at 14 points per game, shot only 17 percent for the game (1 of 6).
Lyons scores 24, Furman beats Mercer 7th time in row
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Lyons scored 24 points and the Paladins led throughout in beating Mercer 74-63 on Saturday.
Lyons was 10-of-17 shooting with four 3-pointers. Clay Mounce added 16 points, going 6 of 8, including 4 of 5 from the arc. Matt Rafferty added 12 points, eight rebounds and a steal, leaving him one theft short of the single-season school record of 64 set by Guilherme Da Luz (2002). Furman shot 58 percent and made 12 of 24 from the arc.
Miller scores 22; UNC Greensboro cruises past Mercer 88-81
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Isaiah Miller scored 22 points including a pair of highlight-worthy dunks in the second half as UNC Greensboro cruised to an 88-81 victory over Mercer on Saturday night for its fifth straight win.
The Spartans built a double-digit lead with seven minutes left in the first half and led by as many as 22 points in the second. The Bears didn't pull within single digits until Luke Hamilton's 3-pointer with 29 seconds remaining.
Cummings scores 24, helps Mercer put away VMI 88-68
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings scored 19 of his 24 points in a dominant first half for Mercer and the Bears defeated VMI 88-68 on Thursday night.
Mercer holds off Samford 93-87 behind Cummings
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Ross Cummings scored 32 points with four 3-pointers and made all 12 of his free throws, Ethan Stair added 18 with three 3s, and Mercer held off Samford 93-87 on Saturday to end a two-game skid.
Cory Kilby scored 17 points and Jaylen Stowe added 13 and two rebounds for his 100th rebound of the season for the Bears (7-12, 2-5 Southern Conference), who outshot the Bulldogs 55 to 46 percent.
Rodriguez powers East Tennessee St to seventh straight win
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Jeromy Rodriguez finished with 20 points and 18 rebounds — eight off the offensive glass — and East Tennessee State held off Mercer in overtime 72-68 on Saturday.
Cummings scores 36, lifts Mercer over Western Carolina 84-80
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings had a career-high 36 points as Mercer slipped past Western Carolina 84-80 on Thursday night.
Cummings hit 12 of 19 shots, including 7 of 11 from 3-point range, as the Bears (6-10, 1-3 Southern Conference) shot 56 percent from the floor and 45 percent from beyond the arc. Ethan Stair had 14 points and Jaylen Stowe added 12 points and seven rebounds.
Rafferty’s double-double helps Furman beat Mercer 71-58
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Matt Rafferty had his seventh double-double of the season and Furman never trailed in its 71-58 win over Mercer on Thursday night.
Rafferty, who finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds, came in needing just three points to become the 44th Furman player to reach the 1,000-point plateau. Noah Gurley and Jordan Lyons had 11 points each and Alex Hunter scored 10 for the Paladins (13-2, 2-1 Southern Conference).
Najdawi fills stat sheet; The Citadel beats Mercer 79-69
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Zane Najdawi scored 18 points, with seven rebounds, four steals and three blocks and The Citadel beat Mercer 79-69 on Saturday in a Southern Conference opener.
Lew Stallworth added 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Bulldogs (6-2, 1-0). Matt Frierson had 14 points and four steals and Connor Kern scored 13 points.
Cummings has career-best 31, leads Mercer to 90-65 win
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings had a career-high 31 points and Djordje Dimitrijevic added 15 while dishing out nine assists as Mercer dominated NAIA's Brewton-Parker, 90-65 on Tuesday night.
Cummings drilled 8 of 15 from long range. Cory Kilby added 10 points while grabbing eight rebounds and Ethan Stair chipped in eight points with seven boards and four steals.
Dimitrijevic leads balanced attack; Mercer beats UT Martin
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Djordje Dimitrijevic scored 18 points and Ross Cummings scored 17 and Mercer beat UT Martin 77-60 on Friday night.
Ethan Stair contributed 12 points and Jaylen Stowe added 11 for Mercer (2-2). The Bears led 40-35 at halftime and extended the lead to 57-47 on Dimitrijevic's layup with 9:23 remaining.
Stair steps up with 15, lifting Mercer past Hiwassee 90-53
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ethan Stair scored 15 points with three steals and six assists and all 12 Mercer players scored as the Bears shot 58 percent from the field and defeated Hiwassee College 90-53 on Sunday.
Mercer (5-2) made 29 of 50 field goals with a dozen 3-pointers, including four by Cory Kilby who finished with 14 points. Jordan Strawberry and Desmond Ringer added 11 points each and Marcus Cohen 10. Leading scorer Ri'an Holland did not appear in the lineup.
Mercer matches best score in 110-43 win over Toccoa Falls
MERCER, Ga. (AP) — R'ian Holland dropped in four 3-pointers, scored 16 points, and all 13 players scored as Mercer raced away from Toccoa Falls 110-43 on Sunday, matching a school-record high for points scored.
Toccoa Falls, which competes in the National Christian College Athletic Association's Division II, was coming off a 101-point loss Saturday at Appalachian State (135-34).
UCF rallies to beat Mercer 88-79
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ceasar DeJesus and Dayon Griffin scored 16 points apiece and the University of Central Florida rallied early in the second half to beat Mercer 88-79 in Friday night's season opener for both teams.
DeJesus made a layup and a dunk amid a 16-3 run the Knights used to open the second half and pulled away after trailing 47-46 at halftime. UCF led by as many as 16 the rest of the way.