Mercer Bears men's basketball

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Mercer Bears
2014–15 Mercer Bears men's basketball team
Mercer Bears athletic logo
University Mercer University
Conference SoCon
Location Macon, GA
Head coach Bob Hoffman (7th year)
Arena Hawkins Arena
(Capacity: 3,500)
Nickname Bears
Colors

Orange and Black

            
NCAA Tournament appearances
1972*, 1981, 1985, 2014
*at Division II level
Conference tournament champions
2014
Conference regular season champions
2014 (co-champions)

The Mercer Bears men's basketball team represents Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Southern Conference. They are currently led by head coach Bob Hoffman and play their home games at Hawkins Arena.

History[edit]

Mercer has competed in the NCAA Tournament three times, including 1981 and 1985; the team lost in the first round in both years.[1] The Bears won the 2012 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, defeating Utah State in the championship game; the victory was the first postseason championship won by a team from the Atlantic Sun Conference.[2]

Mercer's biggest win occurred at the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, where they beat third-seed Duke in the second round.

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I tournament results[edit]

The Bears have appeared in three NCAA Division I Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–3. Their latest appearance was the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1981 First Round Arkansas L 67–73
1985 First Round Georgia Tech L 58–65
2014 Second Round
Third Round
Duke
Tennessee
W 78–71
L 63–83

NCAA Division II tournament results[edit]

The Bears have appeared in one NCAA Division II Tournaments. Their record is 0–2.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1972 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Roanoke
Florida Southern
L 72–78
L 83–85

NIT results[edit]

The Bears have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Their record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2013 First Round
Second Round
Tennessee
BYU
W 75–67
L 71–90

CIT results[edit]

The Bears have appeared in one CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). They are 5–0 and were champions in 2012.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2012 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Tennessee State
Georgia State
Old Dominion
Fairfield
Utah State
W 68–60
W 64–59
W 79–73
W 64–59
W 70–67

NAIA Tournament results[edit]

The Bears have appeared in two NAIA Tournaments. Their combined record is 0–2.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1948 First Round Hamline L 41–85
1954 First Round Arkansas Tech L 72–100

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