NCAA Basketball

Mercer Bears (16-13)


Thu. 2/15 Sat. 2/17 Tue. 2/20 Fri. 2/23 Sun. 2/25
vs. VMI 
W 82-58
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vs. UNCG 
W 77-74
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vs. WCU 
W 81-64
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@ Cit 
3:00 PM PT4:00 PM MT5:00 PM CT6:00 PM ET11:00 PM GMT7:00 PM 北京时间4:00 PM MST6:00 PM EST
@ Wof 
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

Rivers, Cummings lead Mercer to 6th straight win

MACON, Ga. (AP) Demetre Rivers had 24 points and Ross Cummings added 19 as Mercer won its sixth straight Southern Conference game, blowing past Western Carolina 81-64 on Tuesday night.

Rivers, who was 9 of 12 from the floor, surpassed the 1,000-point mark in his career. He has totaled 1,010 points. Cummings drained 5 of 8 from beyond the arc. Desmond Ringer added 14 points for Mercer (16-13, 9-7), which embarked on its current win streak after losing four in a row and currently holds fifth place in the conference standings.

The Bears trailed early but took the lead for good when Rivers made three straight free throws for a 30-28 advantage with 4:27 left in the first half. They finished that period on a 12-5 run to take a 42-33 lead into the break. Mercer won the second half 39-31.

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Leaders
Points: R. Holland19.0
Rebounds: S. Jelks7.3
Assists: J. Strawberry4.7
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: J. Strawberry87.1%
3P%: R. Holland47.5%
Steals: R. Holland1.7
Blocks: S. Jelks0.4
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia25-2
2 Michigan State27-3
3 Villanova25-3
4 Xavier25-4
5 Duke23-5
6 Texas Tech22-6
6 Gonzaga25-4
8 Kansas22-6
9 Purdue24-5
10 North Carolina22-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Michigan State27-3
2 Virginia25-2
3 Villanova25-3
4 Xavier25-4
5 Duke23-5
6 Gonzaga25-4
7 Texas Tech22-6
8 Kansas22-6
9 Purdue24-5
10 North Carolina22-7
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Southern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East Tennessee State 14-2 23-6
UNCG 13-3 22-7
Furman 11-5 20-9
Wofford 10-6 19-10
Mercer 9-7 16-13
Western Carolina 7-9 12-17
Citadel 5-11 10-18
Samford 5-11 9-20
Chattanooga 3-13 9-20
VMI 3-13 8-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 76.2 (110)
Rebounds: 9.9 (205)
Assists: 14.8 (105)
FG%: 47.8% (43)
FT%: 75.3% (49)
3P%: 39.4% (25)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 68.7 (82)
Rebounds: 24.7 (219)
Assists: 14.6 (272)
FG%: 43.1% (121)
FT%: 72.0% (228)
3P%: 35.7% (218)
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