MERCER BEARS NEWS

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.
Via AP on Yahoo
1 day ago

Strawberry, Cummings lead Mercer over UNCG 77-74

MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Jordan Strawberry scored 27 points and Ross Cummings made four 3-pointers in adding 23 to lead Mercer to a 77-74 victory over UNC Greensboro on Saturday.
Via AP on Yahoo
4 days ago

Cummings hits 4 3s, scores 21; Mercer beats Samford 74-69

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Ross Cummings hit four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points and Jordan Strawberry had 18 points, six rebounds, seven assists and two steals to help Mercer beat Samford 74-69 on Monday night.
Via AP on Yahoo
9 days ago

Mercer tops Chattanooga 84-75

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Desmond Ringer had 17 points and seven rebounds, Ross Cummings added 16 points with four 3-pointers and Mercer beat Chattanooga 84-75 on Saturday.
Via AP on Yahoo
11 days ago

Mercer overtakes Wofford for 73-65 win

MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Ross Cummings scored 22 points with six 3-pointers, both career highs, to lead Mercer to a 73-65 win over Wofford on Saturday.
Via AP on Yahoo
18 days ago

Duke's worst NCAA Tournament losses, ranked

Once again, the Duke Blue Devils are the favorites to win the NCAA tournament, according to Las Vegas.College basketball and betting odds are funny that way, because it should be an honor that some of the smartest people in forecasting the future think Duke will bring home the gold. On the other hand, knowing that Duke’s the favorite makes it even sweeter when they flame out way...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Jibri Bryan’s HS team honors him with shooting shirts

The Mercer basketball team was devastated last week when they heard the news of star point guard Jibri Bryan being killed in a shooting near the campus. Bryan’s high school team was also pretty devastated, so they decided to honor him in a pretty cool way. Benedictine Military School out of Savannah, Georgia participated in the region basketball tournament Wednesday night. When they...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

For Mercer, healing, mourning after Bryan's death begins one way: Together

Bob Hoffman, the 58-year-old head coach of the Mercer Bears, was standing inside his home in Macon, Ga., on Wednesday evening, getting ready to attend a vigil at his team’s home arena.At that moment, Hoffman’s house looked as if he’d just adopted more than a dozen 18- to 22-year-old young men. Cups were strewn everywhere. Shoes and clothes, too. It had been 24 hours since one of...
Via FOX Sports
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Mercer basketball mourns the death of Jibri Bryan

The Mercer Bears are mourning the death of a star basketball player after guard Jibri Bryan was killed Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting. It was a terrible tragedy that many have been saddened by the last 18 hours. Mercer mourns the loss of student-athlete Jibri Bryan. #BearStrong pic.twitter.com/zQoPpg8EN2 — Mercer Basketball (@MercerMBB) February 3, 2016 Bryan was a redshirt...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Mercer grants leading scorer Ike Nwamu release

Following the 2014-15 college basketball season, the Mercer Bears’ leading scorer, Ike Nwamu, asked to be released from his scholarship. According to Jeff Borzello of ESPN.com, Mercer head coach Bob Hoffman has granted that release. “He has gotten his release, and he has had some schools that have shown interest,” Hoffman said, via the Macon Telegraph. “He’s a fifth-year guy, and...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Mercer guard pull off madness of a dunk

The Mercer Bears gave us one of the highlight moments of the last college basketball season, upsetting Duke in the NCAA tournament, beating the No. 3 seed Blue Devils as a No. 14 seed. Now, thanks to springy junior guard Ike Nwamu, Mercer has provided a highlight as the nation's teams kicked off the beginning of official practices with various "madness" events on Friday night. In...
Via FOX Sports
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer’s Kevin Canevari has an Incredible Pre-game Dance Routine

Mercer’s Kevin Canevari, the same guy who stole the internet’s heart after doing the ‘NaeNae’ dance after beating Duke,  has quite an impressive pre-game routine is his bag of dance tricks. Unfortunately after Tennessee’s 20 point throttling of Mercer in the round of 32, there will be no more pre-game dances for the senior guard. We’ll always have the last three days of Canevari...
Via Diehardsport
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Canevari’s pregame dance routine is mesmerizing (Video)

Mercer senior guard Kevin Canevari already showed us how he gets down when he busted out an incredible “Nae Nae” dance after the team’s upset win over Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. But did you know that Canevari also has a pregame dance routine to get his teammates pumped up? TNT […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer Coach Bob Hoffman Gives Amazing Postgame Interview after Beating Duke

The fourteen seed in the Midwest bracket of the NCAA Tournament Mercer beat Duke on Friday afternoon, becoming the first real upset of March Madness. After the game, the Bears’ head coach, Bob Hoffman gave an amazing interview with Rachel Nichols saying, “praise the lord, WOOOO!” Mercer has quickly become this year’s Florida Gulf Coast, and what’s not to love about this team; it...
Via Diehardsport
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Is This Photo of Mercer’s Kevin Canevari Dancing the Best Photo of March Madness?

Hands down Mercer’s Kevin Canevari takes the honor of best March Madness photo so far. The senior guard was pretty fired up after the final buzzer, doing the ‘NaeNae’ dance in front of teammates and millions of CBS Sports viewers nationwide. The post Is This Photo of Mercer’s Kevin Canevari Dancing the Best Photo of March Madness? appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer's Kevin Canevari Shows Off Some Dance Moves After Huge Upset Win Over Duke

Warren Buffett is probably dancing a lot like this after watching Duke beat Mercer (78-71--what a game!). Looks like his billion dollars is going to be safe. It's not called Madness for nothing!@SBNationGIF/Twitter Loading...
Via FatManWriting
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony White Jr. Videobombed his Coach With the Robot Dance

Easily the best dancing team of the tournament this year, Mercer’s Anthony White Jr. videobomed his coach Bob Hoffman’s interview with Rachel Nichols after they beat Duke. March Danceness! The post Anthony White Jr. Videobombed his Coach With the Robot Dance appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Canevari's awesome dance sums up Mercer's upset of Duke (GIF)

Mercer beat Duke 78-71 Friday afternoon — much to the delight of Kevin Canevari.  The Bears' senior guard busted a wild move next to the media table with his teammates after the monumental upset.They don't call it The Big Dance for nothing.
Via The Other Paper
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer’s Kevin Canevari does ‘Nae Nae’ dance after upset win over Duke (GIF)

Mercer shocked the college basketball world on Friday with a 78-71 win over No. 3 seed Duke, and senior guard Kevin Canevari stole the show during the postgame celebration. Canevari broke into one of the most intense versions of the “Nae Nae” dance you will ever see. Canevari didn’t score in the game, but the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer Player Drops it Hot After Duke Upset

Starting five-seniors, the Mercer Bears pulled off the unthinkable upset over Duke on Friday during the second-round of the NCAA Tournament. After the win, the team celebrated , with Kevin Canevari stealing the show. This has to make it onto this year’s One Shinning Moment, doesn’t it? Better than the Kansas celebration? I’d say so.  The post Mercer Player Drops it Hot After Duke...
Via Diehardsport
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Quinn Cook breaks Mercer’s Kevin Canevari’s ankles (GIF)

Mercer senior guard Kevin Canevari appeared in his first ever NCAA Tournament game on Friday, and Duke’s Quinn Cook did not exactly extend a warm welcome. Canevari got his ankles shattered less than 10 minutes into the first half. Oftentimes when a player gets his ankles broken, it is excusable and happens among a sea […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida GC earns first NCAA bid

Brett Comer scored 21 points and Florida Gulf Coast claimed the first NCAA tournament berth in school history, knocking off top-seeded Mercer 88-75 in the Atlantic Sun championship game Saturday. The second-seeded Eagles (24-10) became the first team in the 68-team field by snapping Mercer's 17-game home winning streak, tied for the sixth-longest in the nation. Sherwood Brown added...
Via FOX Sports
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast 88, Mercer 75

Brett Comer scored 21 points and Florida Gulf Coast claimed the first NCAA tournament berth in school history, knocking off top-seeded Mercer 88-75 in the Atlantic Sun championship game Saturday. The second-seeded Eagles (24-10) became the first team in the 68-team field by snapping Mercer's 17-game home winning streak, tied for the sixth-longest in the nation. Sherwood Brown added...
Via FOX Sports
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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