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.
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...
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).
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.
Chattanooga holds on to beat Mercer 73-70
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Jerry Johnson Jr. scored 15 points and Kenny Easley had a double-double and made two free throws for the final margin in Chattanooga's 73-70 win over Mercer on Thursday night.
Easley had 11 points and 10 rebounds, David Jean-Baptiste also scored 11 points and Donovann Toatley scored 13 for the Mocs (9-10, 4-2 Southern Conference). Johnson and Jean Baptiste had three 3-pointers each with the Mocs shooting 13 of 30 from the arc for 43 percent.
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.
Mercer holds off UNC Wilmington 77-73
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points and Jaylen Stowe and Luke Hamilton added 10 points apiece to propel Mercer to a 77-73 victory over UNC Wilmington on Friday night.
Stowe and Hamilton combined to make 8 of 9 shots for the Bears (5-7), who shot 53 percent from the floor and nailed 11 of 23 from 3-point range (48 percent).
Locke ties career high with 18, Florida beats Mercer 71-63
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Mike White admittedly wore his guys out during a 10-day break for final exams.
It nearly cost the Gators against Mercer.
Noah Locke scored 18 points, tying his career high, and Florida staved off a late rally to beat the Bears 71-63 on Tuesday night.
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.
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).
Holland leads Mercer to 70-50 win over Western Carolina
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Ria'n Holland drilled 5 of 9 from beyond the arc for 23 points as Mercer bounced back from two straight defeats to dominate Western Carolina 70-50 on Saturday.
The Bears hit 11 of 24 from distance, shooting 50 percent from the floor. Western Carolina made just 2 of 17 long range attempts, and 16 of 51 (31 percent) field goals.
Rivers scores 30 points, Mercer beats Oglethorpe 98-41
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Demetre Rivers scored career highs with 30 points and 5 of 9 3-pointers and Mercer cruised past Division III Oglethorpe 98-41 on Wednesday night.
Rivers scored 20 points and made four 3s in the first half, including back-to-back 3-pointers amid a game-breaking 17-2 run, and the Bears led 45-25 at halftime.