Women's Basketball to Wrap Up A-Sun Play in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With just two games remaining in the
regular season, the Mercer women's basketball team has posted
a 13-14 (10-8 A-Sun) record and is in the driver's seat to
capture the second seed at the upcoming Atlantic Sun
If Mercer can top both Belmont and Lipscomb this weekend, the Bears enter next week's league tournament as the No. 2 team. The Bears tip off the crucial weekend at the Curb Event Center against Belmont, Thursday night at 6 p.m. ET.
Belmont welcomes Mercer after dropping a 67-46 decision to FGCU in Fort Myers, Fla. last weekend. The Bruins look to improve their 13-13 (8-10 A-Sun) record and move up from their current position as the fourth-seed in the upcoming conference tournament.
Belmont was picked to finish third among A-Sun competition in a pair of preseason polls conducted by the league's coaches and the media.
The Bruins have shown the ability to knock off a powerful opponent in the Curb Event Center. On Nov. 21, the Bruins notched a signature win over Alabama, 69-67 at home.
The Bruins return four starters and seven letterwinners from last year's squad that finished 18-13 (12-8 A-Sun). Belmont is led by preseason all-conference selection Amber Rockwell and teammate Haley Nelson. Nelson, the Bruin's top scorer, ranks sixth in the conference in scoring (13.3 ppg) while Rockwell is second on the squad with 13 points a game and is one of the league's best three-point shooters.
Belmont is 6-5 at home while Mercer is 6-9 on the road this season.