Mercer Bears men's basketball
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 Greg Gary and play their home games at Hawkins Arena.
|Head coach||Greg Gary (1st season)|
|Arena||Hawkins Arena |
|Student section||Mercer Maniacs|
|Colors||Black and Orange|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 32|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1972*, 1981, 1985, 2014|
*at Division II level
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|SIAA: 1924, 1925|
TAAC/A-Sun: 1981, 1985, 2014
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|TAAC/A-Sun: 2003, 2013, 2014|
Mercer has competed in the NCAA Tournament three times, including 1981 and 1985; the team lost in the first round in both years. 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.
NCAA Division I tournament resultsEdit
The Bears have appeared in three NCAA Division I Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–3. Their latest appearance was the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
|1981||First Round||Arkansas||L 67–73|
|1985||First Round||Georgia Tech||L 58–65|
NCAA Division II tournament resultsEdit
The Bears have appeared in one NCAA Division II Tournament. Their record is 0–2.
Regional 3rd Place Game
The Bears have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Their record is 1–1.
The Bears have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) two times. Their combined record is 2–2.
The Bears have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) two times. They are 5–1 and were champions in 2012.
|2016||First Round||Coastal Carolina||L 57–65|
NAIA Tournament resultsEdit
The Bears have appeared in two NAIA Tournaments. Their combined record is 0–2.
|1948||First Round||Hamline||L 41–85|
|1954||First Round||Arkansas Tech||L 72–100|
The Bears participated in the 1922 National Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament, the first national championship tournament ever held in intercollegiate basketball. Their record is 0–1.
- "Color - Mercer University Style Guide". Retrieved April 8, 2016.
- "NCAA Basketball Tournament History: Mercer Bears". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
- "Men's Basketball Captures CIT Championship". Mercer University. Retrieved November 25, 2012.