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  1. Mercer grants leading scorer’s request to be released from scholarship

    Apr 11, 2015, 9:41 PM EDT

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    Nwamu averaged a team-best 15.1 points per game for the Bears in 2014-15.

  2. POSTERIZED: Ike Nwamu’s emphatic dunk was originally called a charge (VIDEO)

    Jan 29, 2015, 10:57 PM EDT

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    Ike Nwamu scored 20 points in the Bears’ 75-72 overtime win over Chattanooga, but should he have two (or three) more points to his credit?

  3. The 15 best college basketball games of 2014

    Dec 31, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Check out 15 great college basketball games from this past year before we head into 2015.

  4. Fifteen unforgettable college basketball moments from 2014

    Dec 31, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    15 unforgettable moments from college basketball in 2014.

  5. 2014-15 Southern Conference Preview: Wofford, Chattanooga favored in Davidson’s absence

    Oct 25, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Davidson is gone, but that does not mean that the SoCon will be a bad basketball league.

  6. Mercer’s Ike Nwamu might have the best set of dunks from Midnight Madness festivities (VIDEOS)

    Oct 18, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Mercer’s Ike Nwamu throws down a sick dunk during the team’s Midnight Madness festivities.

  7. Doug McDermott, Breanna Stewart and Mercer men’s basketball among ESPY honorees

    Jul 16, 2014, 10:43 PM EDT

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    McDermott and Stewart won best college athlete awards for their respective genders, and Mercer won for Best Upset.

  8. Mercer extends contract of head coach Bob Hoffman through 2020-21

    May 12, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

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    After leading Mercer to the 2014 NCAA Tournament, and past Duke in the Round of 64, the Bears have extended the contract of head coach Bob Hoffman.

  9. Mercer center Monty Brown suffers concussion vs. Duke, doesn’t remember the game

    Mar 22, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT

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    A concussion limited the Mercer big man to four minutes against Duke and will keep him off the floor against Tennessee on Sunday.

  10. Coach K visits Mercer locker room after Duke loses (VIDEO)

    Mar 21, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT

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    After No. 3 Duke’s shocking loss to No. 14 Mercer in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, Mike Krzyzewski paid a visit to the Mercer locker room to congratulate the Bears on their victory.

  11. Mercer, Florida-Gulf Coast prove there’s more than one way to pull an upset

    Mar 21, 2014, 4:43 PM EDT

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    Not every cinderella is built the same, however, and this Mercer team is not all that much like FGCU.

  12. Mercer coach Bob Hoffman gives epic interview after win vs. Duke (VIDEO)

    Mar 21, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

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    One of the best postgame interviews you’ll see this March.

  13. Lehigh, Florida Gulf Coast tweet congratulations to Mercer on win over Duke

    Mar 21, 2014, 2:57 PM EDT

    Bob Hoffman

    Lehigh upset Duke in 2011. Florida Gulf Coast made a run to the Sweet 16 in 2013. Both teams were impressed with Mercer’s upset win over Duke.

  14. Mercer’s Kevin Canevari does the Nae Nae after beating Duke (VIDEO)

    Mar 21, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT

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    Kevin Canevari goes nuts after an upset win over Duke. Check it out.

  15. No. 14 Mercer shocks No. 3 Duke in Round of 64

    Mar 21, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT

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    The Blue Devils bow out in the Round of 64 in a major upset for the second time in three years.

  16. Six sleeper Sweet 16 teams

    Mar 18, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

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    There are six Cinderella teams that could be dancing through the tournament’s second weekend.

  17. Selection show reactions from across the country (VIDEO)

    Mar 17, 2014, 1:42 AM EDT

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    A few team reactions from Selection Sunday.

  18. NCAA Tournament Primer: Mercer Bears

    Mar 9, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT

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    Mercer took the Atlantic Sun title from #DunkCity, but find out why the Bears can make their own run in the Big Dance.

  19. Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament preview: Will #DunkCity be back again?

    Mar 3, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT

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    After last season’s surprising Sweet 16 run from Florida Gulf Coast, the Eagles — and the rest of the Atlantic Sun — will be one to watch as we get closer to the NCAA Tournament. While Dunk City returns key pieces in Bernard Thompson, Brett Comer and Chase Fieler, Mercer and USC Upstate are talented…

  20. Late Night Snacks: UMass outruns VCU

    Feb 22, 2014, 2:01 AM EDT

    Chaz Williams

    Game of the night: Massachusetts 80, VCU 75 During the Atlantic 10 media day, I spoke with Massachusetts coach Derek Kellogg about his team’s three-point dependence. Since he arrived at UMass, Kellogg’s squads were content to jack a high percentages of threes, consistently posting a three-point attempts percentage in the mid-30s. After asking Kellogg whether…

  21. Florida Gulf Coast controls defensive glass in win, now tied for ASun lead

    Feb 21, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT

    Chase Fieler

    When Florida Gulf Coast made their run through the Atlantic Sun tournament, and then the first three rounds of the NCAAs, last season, ASun observers were heartily surprised. Sure, then coach Andy Enfield’s squad was an offensive treat, but Mercer, that was the team to beat in the conference! While FGCU lost to the Bears…

  22. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: VCU visits UMass and a showdown in the A-Sun

    Feb 21, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

    Chaz Williams

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: VCU at UMass, 7:00 p.m. (ESPN2) Like teams that prefer to play fast? This is the game to watch then, with both the Rams and Minutemen ranked in the top 25 nationally in adjusted tempo. Both have speed and a desire to pressure defensively, with the Minutemen being led by senior…

  23. Late Night Snacks: No. 17 Ohio State snaps four-game skid

    Jan 24, 2014, 2:34 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Portland 114, BYU 110 (3OT) Portland has now beaten both Gonzaga and BYU at home this season, and their win over the Cougars may stand as one of the best games of the season when we reach early April. Tyler Haws, whose 48 points were the most scored in a WCC…

  24. Langston Hall’s three-pointer the difference as Mercer wins at Ole Miss

    Dec 22, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT

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    The interesting thing about conferences that traditionally send just one team to the NCAA tournament is that the winner of the automatic bid is the team that many people remember. And for teams that win their regular season title only to lose in the conference tournament, that can be a bitter pill to swallow. That…