NCAA Basketball

Mercer Bears (17-15)


Wed. 2/19 Sat. 2/22 Wed. 2/26 Sat. 2/29 Sat. 3/7
vs. Sam 
W 106-66
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@ Chat 
W 85-80
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@ Cit 
W 73-57
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vs. Wof 
W 59-47
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vs. WCU 
L 56-70
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Western Carolina upsets Mercer, 70-56; faces ETSU in semis

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Mason Faulkner had 22 points as fifth-seeded Western Carolina defeated fourth-seeded Mercer 70-56 in the Southern Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Saturday.

Carlos Dotson had 19 points for the Catamounts (19-11). Onno Steger added 13 points.

Mercer totaled a season-low 27 points in the second half.

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Leaders
Points: D. Dimitrijevic16.8
Rebounds: E. Stair9.3
Assists: D. Dimitrijevic3.7
FG%: E. Stair47.9%
FT%: D. Dimitrijevic84.8%
3P%: J. Gary39.0%
Steals: D. Dimitrijevic1.5
Blocks: M. Bender1.1
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Creighton24-7
8 Kentucky25-6
9 Michigan State22-9
10 Duke25-6
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Kentucky25-6
8 Villanova24-7
9 Creighton24-7
10 Duke25-6
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Southern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East Tennessee State 16-2 30-4
Furman 15-3 25-7
UNCG 13-5 23-9
Mercer 11-7 17-15
Western Carolina 10-8 19-12
Chattanooga 10-8 20-13
Wofford 8-10 19-16
Samford 4-14 10-23
VMI 3-15 9-24
Citadel 0-18 6-24
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 71.7 (155)
Rebounds: 10.4 (143)
Assists: 14.4 (72)
FG%: 44.9% (114)
FT%: 72.2% (130)
3P%: 35.9% (52)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 70.3 (202)
Rebounds: 26.3 (115)
Assists: 12.8 (201)
FG%: 43.2% (202)
FT%: 66.1% (17)
3P%: 32.1% (121)
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