Mercer Bears (19-16)


Sat. 2/28 Sat. 3/7 Sun. 3/8 Wed. 3/18 Mon. 3/23
vs. EastTn 
W 69-64
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vs. VMI 
W 89-61
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vs. Furman 
L 49-52
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vs. StnyBr 
W 72-70
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vs. UL-Mon 
L 69-71
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Furman beats Mercer, advances to SoCon championship

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Stephen Croone had 17 points and 14 rebounds, Kris Acox had three key baskets down the stretch and 10th-seeded Furman upset third-seeded Mercer 52-49 on Sunday night in the Southern Conference semifinals.

The Paladins (11-21) received the Southern Conference's lowest seed with only five regular-season conference wins. But after three tournament victories, they advanced to the championship game Monday night against top-seeded Wofford.

Acox gave Furman the late momentum and a 46-44 lead on a putback dunk off a missed 3-pointer with 4:08 left. Twice more over the next 2:26, he put the Paladins back in the lead, the second time for good at 50-48.

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Leaders
Points: I. Nwamu15.1
Rebounds: T. Hallice6.5
Assists: P. Leonard4.5
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: I. Nwamu76.1%
3P%: I. Nwamu37.2%
Steals: J. Bryan1.4
Blocks: D. Moten0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-1
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin36-4
4 Duke35-4
5 Arizona34-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-3
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Kansas27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke35-4
2 Wisconsin36-4
3 Kentucky38-1
4 Arizona34-4
5 Notre Dame32-6
6 Gonzaga35-3
7 Michigan State27-12
8 Virginia30-4
9 Villanova33-3
10 Louisville27-9
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Southern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Wofford 16-2 28-7
Chattanooga 15-3 22-10
Mercer 12-6 19-16
Western Carolina 9-9 15-17
East Tennessee State 8-10 16-14
VMI 7-11 11-19
Samford 6-12 13-19
Citadel 6-12 11-19
UNCG 6-12 11-22
Furman 5-13 11-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 66.7 (196)
Rebounds: 11.0 (148)
Assists: 13.4 (107)
FG%: 43.9% (146)
FT%: 68.8% (192)
3P%: 34.6% (163)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 62.7 (71)
Rebounds: 23.0 (225)
Assists: 12.6 (210)
FG%: 41.3% (94)
FT%: 65.9% (31)
3P%: 34.6% (202)

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Chattanooga @ Mercer
Sat., Dec. 10 @ 4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET12:00 PM GMT8:00 PM 北京时间5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST
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