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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...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  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 — Mercer Basketball (@MercerMBB) February 3, 2016 Bryan was a redshirt...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercer basketball player Jibri Bryan shot dead in car outside Macon

Mercer University basketball player Jibri Bryan was shot in the head and killed on Tuesday. The Macon Telegraph reports the 23-year-old was found in the driver’s seat of a Chevy Monte Carlo, after being shot at 4 p.m. in a busy corner of College Street in the parking lot of a downtown convenience store in Macon, Georgia. Another man, possibly the gunman’s accomplice, was critically...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cops: Mercer senior guard Jibri Bryan shot dead while sitting in car

Jibri Bryan, a senior guard on the Mercer men's basketball team, was shot dead while sitting in a car, according to police.Police say a man approached Bryan, had words with him and shot him in the head.More details to come.
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercer fan made her Tennessee fan husband sleep in tent

Prior to the Tennessee Volunteers continuing their unlikely march into the Sweet 16, the story of the Midwest Region was the Mercer Bears, thanks to their upset of Duke in the first round. One fan particulary was so jazzed up about the victory, that she banned her husband from the home. Her husband is a […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
March 24, 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...
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

Photo: Mercer Fan Has “That NaeNae Though” Sign Paying Tribute To Bears’ Post-Game Celebration

Mercer’s win over Duke is probably the biggest upset of this NCAA Tournament, although it gets harder and harder to tell with each passing game. The Bears celebrated the game with a particularly inspired #NaeNae session on the court after the game.  One Mercer fan has taken it upon herself to pay tribute to the dance that has swept the sports world this year…and she wants to...
Via College Spun
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...
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

Mercer’s NaeNae Dance On Duke Impresses The Florida Gators

The Mercer Bears' Kevin Canevari broke out the NaeNae and danced all over Duke, impressing the Florida Gators with his white boy moves.
Via Gamedayr
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Sam Mitchell celebrates Mercer’s upset over Duke in style

Along with Nancy Grace, NBA player and coach Sam Mitchell is one of the most famous Mercer alums.  The former Raptors coach now works as an analyst for TSN and was in the studio when his alma mater pulled off the biggest and most popular upset of March Madness thus far. This is what it looks like when your school pulls off the biggest win in its history. Who celebrated better?...
Via Awful Announcing
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 Celebrates Upset Of Duke With Wild On-Court Dance Party (GIF)

Mercer pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament so far on Friday, taking advantage of a late scoring run to topple No. 3 seed Duke. It was the first tournament appearance in nearly 20 years for the 14th-seeded Bears — they hadn’t been dancing since 1985 — so the win was definitely cause for a celebration. Senior Kevin Canevari was more than happy to get that party...
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mercer Bears just broke your bracket

Everyone can rejoice, even if it busted their bracket. Jabari Parker won’t be pulling a Melo, as he pulled a Durant, with the Duke Blue Devils losing to the Mercer Bears 78-71. Everyone not associated with Duke University is a winner, today. Oh, and Lehigh would like to welcome Mercer to an excluse club: Well-played. […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Mercer Dances All Over Duke With NaeNae, Dance White Boy Dance

The Mercer Bears broke out the NaeNae dance to celebrate their March Madness upset over Duke. Dance, white boy, dance.
Via Gamedayr
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: Duke Vs. Mercer – Game Time, TV Schedule, Predictions

Flickr There will be no Florida Gulf Coast University magic in 2014. But the team that defeated them in the Atlantic Sun Tournament, the Mercer Bears, could give Duke some trouble Friday afternoon. This matchup should be one of the best games to watch in the first two days of the NCAA Tournament. Be sure to click here for more on Duke and Mercer. Also, check out our printable bracket...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Mercer present meets Mercer past

Mercer won the Atlantic Sun’s autobid, gaining revenge on Dunk City, beating Florida Gulf Coast at their home turf. They finally earn the right to play in the Big Dance for the first time since 1985. That 1985 Mercer team had a stud player named Sam Mitchell, who had a long NBA career both as […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Mercer Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Mercer Bears were given a 14-seed in the Midwest-region. They are coached by Bob Hoffman and hail from the Atlantic Sun Conference. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against Duke in Raleigh on Friday. Why: Mercer finished with a 14-4 record in the Atlantic...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer clinches 1st NCAA berth since 1985

Langston Hall and Anthony White Jr. scored 15 points each and Mercer earned its first NCAA tournament berth since 1985, beating top-seeded Florida Gulf Coast 68-60 in the Atlantic Sun Conference championship game on Sunday.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer mauls Northern Kentucky, 89-67

Langston Hall paced the hot-shooting Mercer with a 25-point effort as the Bears mauled Northern Kentucky, 89-67 Sunday. Mercer (21-6, 12-2 Atlantic Sun) maintained its lock on the top spot in the conference, one game ahead of Florida-Gulf Coast. The Bears opened the game with a 15-2 run and never looked back, taking a 52-30 lead into intermission. Mercer used a 13-0 run early in...
Via Associated Press
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer routs St. Andrews 98-56

Langston Hall scored 17 points Friday and Mercer routed Division II St. Andrews 98-56 for its fourth win in a row. Hall had three assists, for a career total of 501, becoming the 12th player in Atlantic Sun Conference history to top 500 assists. Mercer's Jakob Gollon opened the game with a jumper, but St. Andrews (1-8) came back to lead briefly before Hall scored four 3-pointers...
Via Associated Press
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Mercer beats Johnson & Wales (NC) 109-56

Phillip Leonard scored a game-high 19 points as Mercer dominated cold-shooting Johnson & Wales (NC) 109-56 on Wednesday night. Leonard was 6 of 9 from the floor for the Bears (3-2). Ike Nwamu had 13 points with six assists and Anthony White Jr. scored 12 points. Jibri Bryan had 10 points and led the team with nine rebounds. The Bears sank 59 percent from the field and 74 percent...
Via Associated Press
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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