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 Duke32-6
2 Virginia35-3
3 North Carolina29-7
4 Gonzaga33-4
5 Michigan State32-7
6 Tennessee31-6
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Michigan30-7
9 Texas Tech31-7
10 Florida State29-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia35-3
2 Texas Tech31-7
3 Michigan State32-7
4 Duke32-6
5 Auburn30-10
6 Gonzaga33-4
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Purdue26-10
9 North Carolina29-7
10 Tennessee31-6
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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 (183)
Assists: 12.7 (231)
FG%: 45.1% (135)
FT%: 68.8% (243)
3P%: 34.4% (176)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 72.5 (210)
Rebounds: 24.3 (263)
Assists: 13.7 (243)
FG%: 44.0% (201)
FT%: 67.5% (41)
3P%: 34.7% (217)
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Travelers Championship
Pos Name Score Thru
1 Chez Reavie -17 F
2 Keegan Bradley -13 F
2 Zack Sucher -13 F
4 Vaughn Taylor -12 F
5 Joaquin Niemann -11 F
5 Kevin Tway -11 F
5 Paul Casey -11 F
8 Brian Harman -10 F
8 Abraham Ancer -10 F
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES AT SONOMA
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 19 Martin Truex Jr 8
2 18 Kyle Busch 7
3 12 Ryan Blaney 9
4 95 Matt Dibenedetto 19
5 11 Denny Hamlin 6
6 4 Kevin Harvick 23
7 6 Ryan Newman 21
8 20 Erik Jones 32
9 10 Aric Almirola 15
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES AT IOWA
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 20 Christopher Bell 2
2 00 Cole Custer 1
3 7 Justin Allgaier 14
4 18 Harrison Burton 10
5 8 Zane Smith 3
6 9 Noah Gragson 4
7 98 Chase Briscoe 9
8 23 John Hunter Nemechek 6
9 1 Michael Annett 12
NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES AT ST. LOUIS
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 15 Ross Chastain 7
2 4 Todd Gilliland 11
3 52 Stewart Friesen 4
4 46 Chandler Smith 25
5 24 Brett Moffitt 5
6 98 Grant Enfinger 2
7 2 Sheldon Creed 12
8 99 Ben Rhodes 6
9 88 Matt Crafton 3