Women’s Basketball Welcomes Troy on Sunday
MACON, Ga. – After a 12-day hiatus, the Mercer women's basketball team returns to the hardwood on Sunday against Troy at the University Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT
Junior Ry'van Buchanan scored 13 points as the women's basketball team fell to No. 14 Georgia, 80-43 at the University Center on December 6.
SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS
Troy is 1-8 on the year after picking up their first win on Thursday against Alabama State. Troy's 60-53 win over Alabama State snapped a 17-game losing streak dating back to last season.
Troy returns four starters from last year's team that finished 5-25 (2-14 Sun Belt). DeAngela Sword leads the team offensively with 14.0 points per game. Sword's scoring average ranks her ninth among Sun Belt scorers.
This season, the Troy offensive has been a bit anemic. The Trojans are averaging just 53.8 points per game, ranking last among Sun Belt teams.
In Mercer's last three games, a newcomer has led the team in scoring. Freshman Precious Bridges led the Bears with 18 and 20 points against Lipscomb and Belmont. Junior transfer Ry'van Buchanan paced the team with 13 points against Georgia.
Troy was a member of the Atlantic Sun conference from 1998-2005. The Bears and Trojans have met 21 times, with Mercer holding an 11-10 edge in the all-time series. Mercer is 7-2 at home against the Trojans.
Mercer is one of four A-Sun teams that average more than 1,500 fans at home games. The Bears have played three games at the University Center this season and drew an average of 1,570 fans for those games.