2011-12 Men's Basketball Headlines
February 5, 2012
Men's Basketball Preps for ETSU on Monday Night
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer men’s basketball team will look to keep pace atop the current Atlantic Sun standings when it welcomes in East Tennessee St. to the University Center on Monday night.
February 4, 2012
Bears Clinch Spot In Tourney, Down USC Upstate 61-47
MACON, Ga. – A suffocating first-half defense set the tone in the Mercer men’s basketball team’s 61-47 win over USC Upstate at the University Center on Saturday evening.
February 3, 2012
Bears Set for Clash Against Visiting USC Upstate
MACON, Ga. – After two solid Atlantic Sun road victories, the Mercer men’s basketball team returns home this Saturday to defend its season-long six-game winning streak against the team that started the current run, USC Upstate.
January 27, 2012
Bears Take to the Road at Stetson; Look to Continue Winning Streak
MACON, Ga. – Moving into the second half of the Atlantic Sun Conference schedule, the Mercer men’s basketball team looks to extend a four-game winning streak to five playing at Stetson tomorrow.
January 25, 2012
Men’s Basketball Gaining Votes in CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top-25 Poll
MACON, Ga. - The Mercer men’s basketball team, off to its best start in nine years, is featured in the most recent CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top-25 poll, released on Monday, January 23.
January 22, 2012
Bears Seek Fourth Straight; Welcome Jacksonville on Monday
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer men’s basketball team looks to remain unbeaten at the University Center Monday as the Bears welcome in Jacksonville for a 7 p.m. tip. Monday night’s game wraps up a three-game home stand for the Bears.
January 21, 2012
Bears Stay Unbeaten at Home In A-Sun Play; Drop UNF 69-58
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer men’s basketball team vaulted its way into first place in the Atlantic Sun standings by way of a 69-58 victory over North Florida Saturday at the University Center.
January 20, 2012
Mercer Looks for Third-Straight Win against North Florida
MACON, Ga. – The Mercer men’s basketball team is in search of its best start in Atlantic Sun Conference play since the 2004-05 season when it welcomes North Florida into the University Center on Saturday afternoon. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:36 p.m.
January 8, 2012
Men's Hoops Looks to Rebound at USC Upstate
Bears face A-Sun's No. 2 team.
January 7, 2012
Bears' Streak Ends at ETSU, 76-61
Mercer drops A-Sun battle on the road.
January 6, 2012
Men's Basketball Looks to Stay Hot at ETSU in A-Sun Battle
Bears put three-game win skein on the line Saturday afternoon.
January 4, 2012
Bears Tip the Hatters, 75-59
MU improves to 3-1 in A-Sun play and wins third straight game.
January 3, 2012
Men's Basketball Looks to Extend Streak Versus Stetson at Home on Wednesday
Bears look to keep pace with A-Sun's upper echelon.
January 2, 2012
Mercer Grounds Eagles, 76-54, in A-Sun Play
Bears' strong defense propels team to 10th win of the season.
January 1, 2012
Bears Resume A-Sun Play Versus FGCU on Monday
After completing non-league games, Bears get back into Conference action Monday at 7:30 p.m.
December 30, 2011
Bears Close Five-Game Road Swing with Win at Navy, 65-56
MU comes home to resume A-Sun action on Monday at the UC.
December 29, 2011
Tulsa Tops Bears, 68-62
Mercer can't hold on after big comeback.
December 29, 2011
Mercer Preps to do Battle at Navy on Friday
Bears-Midshipmen to meet for second time in Annapolis, Md.
December 26, 2011
Men's Basketball Resumes Life on the Road at Tulsa on Wednesday
Bears play fourth of five-straight away games to close out 2011 year.
December 26, 2011
Thomas Honored as A-Sun "Player of the Week" by CollegeSportsMadness.com
Sophomore is third-straight MU player recognized by web site.
December 22, 2011
Bears Deck Georgia Tech, 65-59
MU snaps nine game skid versus Yellow Jackets.
December 21, 2011
Men's Basketball on the Road to Face Georgia Tech Thursday
Game played at the Arena at Gwinnett Center at 7 p.m. (ET).
December 20, 2011
Bears Fall at Georgia, 72-58
Second half dooms Bears.
December 19, 2011
Bears Travel to Athens to Face Georgia on Tuesday
MU braces for Bulldogs in second of five road games.
December 18, 2011
Bears Fall at Seton Hall in Overtime, 80-77
MU uses deft long-range shooting versus Big East foe.
December 13, 2011
Mercer's Gollon Nabs Pair of Weekly Honors
A-Sun and CollegeSportsMadness.com both recognize Bears' player for leading team to a pair of wins last week.
December 12, 2011
"Defense" is the Word for Men's Basketball in Week 3 NCAA Statistics
Mercer's Jakob Gollon climbs to 7th in free throws
December 12, 2011
Men's Hoops Debuts in 2011-12 CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Poll
Bears among "Others Receiving Votes" in latest poll.
December 10, 2011
Bears Top Chattanooga, 67-56, to Improve to 7-3
MU's 16-0 second half blitz dooms Mocs.
December 9, 2011
Bears to Host Chattanooga in Final Home Game of Calendar Year 2011 on Saturday
Non-conference battle tips off at 7 p.m. at the University Center.
December 7, 2011
Bears Improve to 6-3 with OT Win at Samford, 83-78
104th meeting between Bears and Bulldogs was a battle to the end.
December 6, 2011
Bears Travel to Former Conference Foe Samford on Wednesday.
MU renews series versus Bulldogs.
December 5, 2011
Men's Basketball Continues to Shine Among NCAA Stat Leaders
Bears also well-represented among A-Sun statistical leaders.
December 3, 2011
Bears Topped at Belmont, 82-78
MU battles defending A-Sun champs down to the wire
December 2, 2011
MU Men's Hoops to Face A-Sun Pre-Season Favorite on Saturday
Bears face Belmont for final time in Nashville as league foes.
December 1, 2011
Bears Skin Bisons in A-Sun Opener, 79-72
MU defeats Lipscomb for third-straight time.
November 30, 2011
Bears Open A-Sun Play at Lipscomb Thursday
MU lifts the lid on conference action in Nashville this weekend.
November 28, 2011
MU Men's Basketball Among NCAA D-I Leaders in First 2011-12 Stats Report
Bears excel in defensive categories.
November 25, 2011
Four Bears' Alums Shine as Pros
Justin Howard, Brian Mills, E.J. Kusnyer and James Florence having banner pro seasons.
November 23, 2011
Bears Drop CBE Classic Finale to South Dakota State, 74-61
MU can't hold halftime lead as win streak comes to an end.
November 22, 2011
Cecil Leads MU as Niagara Falls, 74-55
Bears to face South Dakota State in CBE finale on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
November 21, 2011
Bears Maul Sam Houston, 60-38, in CBE Opener
Mercer gets another big defensive effort.
November 20, 2011
Mercer to Host Progressive CBE Classic Monday through Wednesday
Bears welcome Sam Houston, Niagara and South Dakota State to the University Center.
November 17, 2011
Bears Hand Furman its First Loss, 66-46.
Mercer gets big road victory.
November 16, 2011
Bears Look to Rebound at Furman
MU set to renew series versus Paladins.
November 15, 2011
Bears' Second-Half Rally Falls Short at #25 Mizzou, 81-63
Redshirt freshman Jibri Bryan tallies 19 points.
November 13, 2011
Mercer Set to Face No. 25 Mizzou in Big Road Game
Bears and Tigers to square off for first time in 15 years Monday.
November 12, 2011
Sell-Out Homecoming Crowd Sees 66-57 Victory by the Bears
Bud Thomas' 18 points paces Mercer win.
November 11, 2011
Men's Basketball Welcomes Emory for Season Opener Saturday
Homecoming Game tip-off is slated for 3 p.m. at the University Center.
November 10, 2011
Bears Sign Poston to National Letter of Intent
Men's basketball inks Florida prep standout during early signing period.
November 8, 2011
Bears Hope Community Outreach Brings New Fans, Awareness to MU Basketball
Team members (shown above) have been involved in a myriad of efforts to take Mercer hoops into the community.
November 3, 2011
Bears Close Out Pre-Season with a Thriller, 58-57
Jakob Gollon's three-pointer helps MU to exhibition win over Georgia College.
November 2, 2011
MU to Host "Coaches vs. Cancer" Basketball Exhibition Doubleheader Thursday
Mercer welcomes GCSU for twinbill to benefit cancer research.
November 2, 2011
Clark Kellogg Headlines 3rd Annual Basketball Tip-Off Banquet
CBS television analyst helps Bears' basketball "roll out the ball" for the 2011-12 season!
October 23, 2011
Men's Basketball Displays its 2011-12 Squad in "Orange & White" Intersquad Game
Young Bears get first taste of competition in preparation for upcoming season.
October 20, 2011
MU Basketball Previews Featured by A-Sun Conference
Mercer's women's and men's basketball teams spotlighted by league.
October 20, 2011
Bob Hoffman Talks Basketball on WRWR
WRWR's McKenna Knight visits with the Bears' men's basketball head coach.
October 15, 2011
Men's Basketball Takes First Steps Toward 2011-12 Season
Jakob Gollon shares his thoughts with the local media prior to the Bears taking the court on the first official day of practice.
October 12, 2011
A-Sun Pre-Season Polls: Men's Basketball Picked 5th for 2011-12
Bears tabbed No. 5 in both Coaches and Media predictions for 2011-12.
September 27, 2011
Mercer and Clear Channel Once Again Partner for Basketball Radio Slate
At least 49 Bears basketball games for both women and men are scheduled for 2011-12.
September 20, 2011
Clark Kellogg to be Keynote Speaker at 3rd Annual Basketball Tip-Off Banquet on Nov. 1
CBS basketball analyst another in the line of noteworthy speakers at event.
September 16, 2011
Former Bear Mills Inks Pro Contract to Play in Portugal
After an All-A-Sun year in 2001-11, former Bear takes his game to Lusatania of Portugal's top professional league.
September 15, 2011
MU Men's Basketball Scheduled Twice on CSS Television for Upcoming Season
"A-Sun/CSS Friday Night Game of the Week" series to feature both of the Bears' battles versus regional rival Kennesaw State.
August 23, 2011
MU Basketball to Host Coaching Clinic Sept. 18
Head coaches Susie Gardner and Bob Hoffman headline one-day event for hoops enthusiasts.
August 22, 2011
Men’s Basketball Announces Ambitious 2011-12 Slate of Games
Mercer University men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman announced the full schedule for the 2011-12 season on Monday. Included in the Bears’ 2011-12 slate of contests are five first-time opponents - as well as several other rekindled rivalries - and nine games versus foes that saw post-season action last year.
August 18, 2011
Men's Basketball to Host CBE Classic at the UC
MU one of just two sub-regional sites nationwide for prestigious tourney.
August 10, 2011
No Luck with the Irish, so MU Men’s Basketball to Play Mizzou Instead; UGA and Georgia Tech also Slated Again for 2011-12
Bears to take on Tigers in Columbia, Mo., for fourth time in school history.