NCAA Basketball

Mercer Bears (11-20)


Thu. 2/21 Sat. 2/23 Thu. 2/28 Sat. 3/2 Sat. 3/9
vs. Sam 
W 65-62
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vs. Chat 
W 74-69
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@ VMI 
L 71-84
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vs. UNCG 
L 47-74
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@ Furman 
L 74-85
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Lyons scores 25; Furman tops Mercer 85-74 in SoCon tourney

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Jordan Lyons had 25 points as Furman defeated Mercer 85-74 in the Southern Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Saturday night.

Andrew Brown had 14 points and eight rebounds for Furman (25-6). Matt Rafferty added 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Noah Gurley had 10 points.

Furman, the No. 3 seed, advances to meet No. 2 seed UNC-Greensboro in a semifinal-round game Sunday.

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Leaders
Points: R. Cummings17.4
Rebounds: F. Aimaq5.3
Assists: M. Cohen3.7
FG%: R. Cummings42.7%
FT%: R. Cummings80.1%
3P%: E. Stair41.5%
Steals: E. Stair1.5
Blocks: V. Bafutto0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke31-5
2 Virginia31-3
3 North Carolina29-6
4 Gonzaga32-3
5 Michigan State30-6
6 Tennessee31-5
7 Kentucky29-6
8 Michigan30-6
9 Texas Tech28-6
10 Florida State29-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke31-5
2 Virginia31-3
3 Gonzaga32-3
4 North Carolina29-6
5 Tennessee31-5
6 Michigan State30-6
7 Kentucky29-6
8 Michigan30-6
9 Houston33-3
10 Texas Tech28-6
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Southern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
19 Wofford 18-0 30-5
UNCG 15-3 29-7
Furman 13-5 25-8
East Tennessee State 13-5 24-10
Chattanooga 7-11 12-20
Samford 6-12 17-16
Mercer 6-12 11-20
Citadel 4-14 12-18
VMI 4-14 11-21
Western Carolina 4-14 7-25
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 72.5 (173)
Rebounds: 9.9 (182)
Assists: 12.7 (231)
FG%: 45.1% (137)
FT%: 68.8% (243)
3P%: 34.4% (180)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 72.5 (211)
Rebounds: 24.3 (261)
Assists: 13.7 (243)
FG%: 44.0% (202)
FT%: 67.5% (42)
3P%: 34.7% (216)
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