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Kymon Woods 6-4 190 Fr. G Gainesville, Ga.

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Bud Thomas

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5-11 165 So. G Charlotte, N.C.

6-6 210 So. F Highlands Ranch, Colo.

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Jakob Gollon 6-6 200 2r-So. F Stevens Point, Wis.

Langston Hall 6-3 185 So. PG Stone Mountain, Ga.

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Jibri Bryan

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Darious Moten 6-6 195 r-Fr. F Bowdon, Ga.

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Monty Brown

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6-5 183 r-Jr. F Bartlesville, Okla.

6-11 240 So. C Liberty Mounds, Okla.

Daniel Coursey

Bob Hoffman

Spencer Wright

Doug Esleeck

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Assistant Coach 2nd Season

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CONTENTS2010-11 BASKETBALL MEDIA GUIDE

Media Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2011-12 S chedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 The Mercer Basketball Experience! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Follow the Bears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 2011-12 Preview/A-Sun Pre -S eason Polls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11 Pronunciation Guide/D emographics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2011-12 Rosters (Numerical/Alphabetical). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2011-12 Tip - O ff Dinner with Clark Kellogg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 COACHES & STAFF Head Coach Bob Hoffman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-21 Associate Head Coach Spencer Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Assistant Coach D oug Esleeck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Assistant Coach Jake Nelp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Director of Basketball Operations Jonathan Howard . . . . . . . 25 Basketball Suppor t Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Athletic Trainer Rob Murphy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Strength and Conditioning Coach Paul Bohr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 “ Voice of the Bears” Rick Cameron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Team Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 THE 2011-12 BEARS Meet the Returnees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-54 Meet the Newcomers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-56 2011-12 OPPONENT PREVIEWS 2011-12 Opponent Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-65 2012 A-Sun Basketball Championships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 2010-11 IN REVIEW The Year in Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 MU Postseason Awards & Honors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Season Results. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Season Statistics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Opponent & MU Highs & Lows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-73 2010-11 At- a- Glance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74-75 Game -by- Game Recaps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76-92 A-Sun Standings & Post-S eason Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 A-Sun Statistics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93-94 BEARS HISTORY MU Championship & NCAA Histor y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96-98 NABC Silver Anniversar y Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Pro Bears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-101 MU Legend Sam Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-103 Retired Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 BEARS RECORDS Individual & Team Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106-114 Universit y Center Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Opponent S eries Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116-117 Season-by-S eason Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118-130 Year-by-Year Summar y. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Coaching Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 All-Time Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133-134 CAMPUS & COMMUNIT Y INFORMATION This is Mercer Universit y. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136-139 Campus/Residence Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Mercer D egree O fferings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Universit y Center (info, directions and seating). . . . . . . 142-149 This is Macon, Ga.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150-153 MU Basketball in the Communit y. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154-155 President William D. Under wood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Director of Athletics Jim Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Staff & Coaches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158-159 Spor ts Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Strength and Conditioning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Mercer Athletic Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 About the Atlantic Sun Conference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Mercer Director y. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Campus Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover

GENERAL

2011-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Macon, Ga. Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,200 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1833 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bears Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orange and Black Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division I Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlantic Sun (A-Sun) Home Arena (seating) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . University Center (3,200) President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William D. Underwood Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma Baptist (1982) Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Cole Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mercer (1993) Senior Associate A.D./SWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sybil Blalock Assistant A.D./Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joel Weems Assistant A.D. /Sports Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Murphy Assistant A.D./Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Tate Faculty Athletic Representative. . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Jeffrey Hugdahl Athletics Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (478) 301-2994 Athletics Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (478) 301-2061

HISTORY

First Year of Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1902-03 All-Time Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,113-1,093-1 (incomplete records) A-Sun Conference Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 (2002-03) A-Sun Tournament Appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 A-Sun Tournament Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 (1981, 85) NCAA Tournament Appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 (1981, ‘85) NCAA Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2

TEAM OVERVIEW

Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-18 A-Sun Record/Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-9/5th Home/Road/Neutral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-7/4-10/1-1 Starters Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/4 Total Players Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14/5 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Hoffman (Oklahoma Baptist, ‘79) Record at Mercer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-50 (3 yrs.) Career MBB Coaching Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360-204 (17 yrs.) Overall Coaching Record (inc. 3 yrs. WBB) . . . . . . . . . . 448-220 (20 yrs.) Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . hoffman_jb@mercer.edu Best Time to Reach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (contact SID) Associate Head Coach . . . Spencer Wright (Oklahoma Baptist, ‘95) Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doug Esleeck (UNC Chapel Hill, ‘05) Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jake Nelp (Colorado St., ‘01) Director of Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jonathan Howard Basketball Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (478) 301-5211 Basketball Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (478) 301-5222

SPORTS INFORMATION

Sports Information Director (MBB contact) . . . . . . . . . . Dave Beyer Assistant SID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Stabell SID Assistant/New Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Graham E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . beyer_wd@mercer.edu Sports Information Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (478) 301-2735 Sports Information Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (478) 301-5350 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.MercerBears.com

ON THE WEB

Check out all of Mercer University’s sports and news on the official Bears’ web site: MercerBears.com The 2011-12 Mercer Men’s Basketball Media Guide is a publication of the Mercer University Sports Information Department. The guide was written and edited by Dave Beyer. Editorial assistance provided by Jeff Graham and Andy Stabell. Design by Jeff Graham. Photography courtesy of Mercer University Media Relations, A-Sun Photos, Dave Beyer and Roger Idenden Photography.

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TO THE MEDIA

DAVE BEYER

The 2011-12 Mercer University Men’s Basketball Media Guide is intended to provide you with information about the Mercer men’s basketball program. Should you need additional information or assistance, please contact Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director, at (478) 301-2735 with any requests. He can also be e-mailed to: beyer_wd@mercer. edu.

Sports Information Director Men’s Basketball contact

SPORTS INFO OFFICE

PHONE: (478) 301-2735 EMAIL: beyer_wd@mercer.edu FAX: (478) 301-5350

Mercer University welcomes and encourages your interest in Mercer Basketball. We will make every effort to service your needs in covering the Bears. The Sports Information Office maintains information on all current student-athletes and athletics department staff, as well as historical data on former athletes. The Sports Information Office is located in Suite 135 on the first floor of the University Center.

CREDENTIAL REQUESTS

The Sports Information Office will issue credentials to working press only. Credentials for home basketball games can be obtained by writing or calling the Sports Information Office. All credential requests should be made in writing at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled contest.

ANDY STABELL Assistant Director

PRESS ROW SERVICES

JEFF GRAHAM SID Assistant

JASON FARHADI Volunteer Assistant

INTERVIEWS

Working media will be provided with box score statistics at each media timeout, halftime and immediately following each game. Full post-game packets will also be made available to teams and media ASAP following each game.

All interviews with Mercer student-athletes should be coordinated through the Sports Information Office. Players are generally available for interviews up to 30 minutes prior to the start of practice and directly afterward.

PRACTICES

POST-COMPETITION INTERVIEWS

As a general rule, all practices are open to the media. There may be instances, however, when all or part of a practice session is closed. Please contact the Sports Information Office in advance if you plan on attending a practice session so an escort can be made available.

Following a 10-minute “cooling off” period, coaches and players from both teams will be made available to media outlets outside each team’s respective locker room. The Sports Information staff will poll the media prior to the end of the game to determine any player requests.

VISITING RADIO

E-MAIL SERVICE

Visiting radio personnel desiring to broadcast athletic events from the University Center should contact the Sports Information Office at the earliest possible date to request permission to broadcast.

Media outlets may request to be included on the broadcast e-mail lists to receive news regarding Mercer men’s basketball. To be added to the e-mail list, send a message with such request to beyer_wd@mercer.edu.

INTERVIEW POLICY

ON THE INTERNET

Media interviews of players and coaches are encouraged, and every effort will be made to accommodate media requests. In-person interviews are preferred, but telephone interviews can be arranged through the Mercer Sports Information Office. Under no circumstances will studentathlete’s personal numbers be supplied to the media.

Additional information on the Mercer athletics program can be found online. News releases, player and coach biographies, historical data, live audio streaming, results and statistics on all 17 intercollegiate programs can be found online at: www.MercerBears.com.

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2011-12 SCHEDULE DATE DAY NOV. 3 TH NOV. 12 S Nov. 14 M Nov. 17 Th NOV. 21 M NOV. 22 T NOV. 23 W Dec. 1 Th Dec. 3 S Dec. 7 W DEC. 10 S Dec. 18 Su Dec. 20 T Dec. 22 Th Dec. 28 W Dec. 30 F JAN. 2 M JAN. 4 W Jan. 7 S Jan. 9 M JAN. 13 F JAN. 21 S JAN. 23 M Jan. 28 S Jan. 30 M FEB. 4 S FEB. 6 M Feb. 10 F Feb. 18 S Feb. 20 M FEB. 23 TH FEB. 25 S

OPPONENT ^~GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE %EMORY +at Missouri at Furman +SAM HOUSTON STATE (So. Dakota St. vs. Niagara @ 4:30 p.m.) +NIAGARA (So. Dakota St. vs. Sam Houston St. @ 4:30 p.m.) +SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (Niagara vs. Sam Houston St. @ 4:30 p.m.) *~at Lipscomb *~at Belmont at Samford UT-CHATTANOOGA at Seton Hall at Georgia $at Georgia Tech at Tulsa at Navy *~FLORIDA GULF COAST *~STETSON *~at East Tennessee State *~at USC Upstate *KENNESAW STATE *~NORTH FLORIDA *JACKSONVILLE *~at Stetson *at Florida Gulf Coast *~USC UPSTATE *EAST TENNESSEE STATE *at Kennesaw State *~at Jacksonville *at North Florida *~LIPSCOMB *~BELMONT

SITE MACON, GA. MACON, GA. Columbia, Mo. Greenville, S.C. MACON, GA.

FEB. 29- W-S MAR. 3

A-SUN BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS MACON, GA. (hosted by Mercer University)

TIME 7:30 P.M. 3 P.M. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 P.M.

MACON, GA.

7 P.M.

MACON, GA.

7 P.M.

Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Birmingham, Ala MACON, GA. Newark, N.J. Athens, Ga. Duluth, Ga. Tulsa, Okla. Annapolis, Md. MACON, GA. MACON, GA. Johnson City, Tenn. Spartanburg, S.C. MACON, GA. MACON, GA. MACON, GA. DeLand, Fla. Ft. Myers, Fla. MACON, GA. MACON, GA. Kennesaw, Ga. Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla. MACON, GA. MACON, GA.

8:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 P.M. tba 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 P.M. 7:30 P.M. 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:06 P.M. 4:30 P.M. 7 P.M. 3:15 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 4:30 P.M. 7 P.M. 7:06 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 P.M. 4:30 P.M. TBA

^ denotes exhibition All game times are subject to change ~ denotes doubleheader % denotes Homecoming game + denotes CBE Classic tournament games $ denotes game played at The Arena at Gwinnett Center (Duluth, Ga.) * denotes Atlantic Sun Conference games

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Mercer University Athletics has renewed its contract with Clear Channel Broadcasting Inc. to serve as the flagship radio network for the University’s men’s basketball games in 2011-12. The broadcaster’s FM station of Peach 96.5 (WPCH) will serve as the flagship station for all broadcasts this season. Mercer’s Atlantic Sun Conference games will be among the broadcasts, including the 2012 A-Sun Basketball Championships, to be played once again this year on the Mercer campus at the University Center. “The Bob Hoffman Report” will air each week during the season on Tuesday’s at 8:05 a.m. on Fox Sports Radio 1670AM in middle Georgia.

A-SUN.TV All Mercer University home basketball games are scheduled to be broadcast via ASUN.TV, the official network of the Atlantic Sun Conference. Additionally, road games from other conference schools are also a part of the A-Sun broadcast schedule. Games are available for viewing both on a live and ondemand basis. For more information, please go to www.asun.tv and follow instructions on the main page to either sign up or log in.

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THE BOB HOFFMAN REPORT

will air each Tuesday during the season at 8:05 a.m. on The Morning Show (with Daniel Shirley and Charles Olson) on Fox Sports 1670-AM in Macon.

Georgia Eagle Media, Inc. will once again have a live broadcast package for the Bears’ home men’s basketball games for the 2011-12 season. The coverage will allow Mercer University’s men’s basketball games from the University Center to be seen by a potential audience approaching a half-million middle Georgia residents.

2011-12 Composite Live Broadcast Schedule DATE Nov. 3 Nov. 12 Nov. 14 Nov. 17 Nov. 21 Nov. 22 Nov. 23 Dec. 1 Dec. 3 Dec. 7 Dec. 10 Dec. 18 Dec. 20 Dec. 22 Dec. 28 Dec. 30 Jan. 2 Jan. 4 Jan. 7 Jan. 9 Jan. 13 Jan. 21 Jan. 23 Jan. 28 Jan. 30 Feb. 4 Feb. 6 Feb. 10 Feb. 18 Feb. 20 Feb. 23 Feb. 25 Feb. 29 Mar. 1 Mar. 2 Mar. 3

In all, 14 home games will be televised by the agreement. (With the A-Sun’s “Friday Night Game of the Week” on CSS-tv capturing the Jan. 13 game versus Kennesaw State, all of the Bears’ home regular season games will be televised live in 2011-12!). WRWR-TV 38 television out of Warner Robins is the flagship station for the broadcasts that will reach portions of 14 counties (and more than 400,000 potential viewers) covered by its signal. Additionally, the games can be seen by more than 60,000 households on the following cable systems (and the counties they cover): COX (Bibb and Houston); ComSouth (Houston, Peach, Pulaski, Bleckley and Dooly); Watson (Houston); Suburban (Bibb); and Flint (Bibb, Crawford and Taylor). WRWR-TV 38 is owned and operated by Georgia Eagle Media, Inc., the only locally owned and operated multimedia company in middle-Georgia operating television, radio stations, a local newspaper, and web site serving the Robins region from Warner Robins. The company also owns 14 radio stations in middle and southeastern Georgia.

OPPONENT #GEORGIA COLLEGE EMORY at Missouri at Furman SAM HOUSTON ST. NIAGARA SOUTH DAKOTA ST. at Lipscomb at Belmont at Samford UT-CHATTANOOGA at Seton Hall at Georgia at Georgia Tech at Tulsa at Navy FLORIDA GULF COAST STETSON at East Tennessee St. at USC Upstate KENNESAW STATE NORTH FLORIDA JACKSONVILLE at Stetson at Florida Gulf Coast USC UPSTATE EAST TENNESSEE ST. at Kennesaw State at Jacksonville at North Florida LIPSCOMB BELMONT A-SUN TOURNAMENT A-SUN TOURNAMENT A-SUN TOURNAMENT A-SUN TOURNAMENT

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2011-12 SEASON PREVIEW

Mercer Looks to Parlay Youthful Experience into a Big Year in 2011-12 Mercer University’s men’s basketball team is heading into the 2011-12 season already armed with the knowledge that it will rely on a very young roster. While MU knows that fact going in this season, it was a fact which the Bears (15-18, 11-9 A-Sun) had sprung on them the latter portion of the year in 2010-11 after a couple key injuries. MU head coach Bob Hoffman (4th season/48-50) will have but one senior – Justin Cecil – dotting his lineup, along with a total of four juniors. Of those four juniors, two are transfers and newcomers to the Bears’ system. The balance of the roster is composed of nine sophomores and four freshmen to give the team its youngest look in many years. But don’t feel too sorry for Mercer, or write off the youthful Bears’ squad. After two of the team’ top scorers and rebounders (seniors Jeff Smith and Brandon Moore) were lost in the late portion of the 2010-11 season, there was a maturation which seemed to embrace what was then a green group of predominantly-freshman players. That translated into valuable court time for Hoffman’s young charges. The freshmen, and returning reserves, stepped up down the stretch as Mercer won 10 of its final 14 contests to reach the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament for the 27th-consecutive time (advancing to the semis before falling to eventual champ Belmont). In 2011-12, Mercer will not only need to replace Moore and Smith, but top defensive player Mark Hall and first team All-A-Sun player Brian Mills’ averages of 16.2 p.p.g. and 6.0 r.p.g. In all, the Bears lost more than 67 percent of their scoring and 60 percent of the team’s rebound totals from last season. “There is no doubt that we have some big holes to fill,” said MU head coach Bob Hoffman (48-50 at Mercer), entering his fourth year at the Bears’ helm. “In reality you never really ‘replace’ anyone, because each player is an individual and you need to build upon each individual’s strengths as a player to create a team. Last year, people wondered how you can replace James Florence and Daniel Emerson…and then Brian Mills – and others – stepped up to have career years and fill the void. We can celebrate great players,

Redshirt sophomore forward Jakob Gollon

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but at the center of our success is the ‘team-first’ concept and that’s what we emphasize.

Sophomore point guard Langston Hall had a stellar initial season and was named to the A-Sun’s All-Freshman team, starting all 33 games. Hall averaged 8.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.55 assists per game. He ranked sixth in the A-Sun in assists (the highest-ranked freshman) and was second in the league for assist-to-turnover ratio (a plus 1.72).

“Now it’s time for this year’s team to forge its own identity; to step up and accept the challenges. Being so young overall, our team has the opportunity to build and carry this legacy on for several years with the core group intact. They just need to keep their eyes on what is before them.”

“Langston is a very special athlete,” said Hoffman. “For a young player, he has that tremendous confidence and leadership skills necessary to run the point. He loves nothing more than to make his teammates better. But, as good as he is now, I believe he’s is going to continue to grow and mature as

Cecil, as a junior transfer, averaged 5.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game last season.

2011-12 A-SUN PRE-SEASON POLLS MEDIA POLL

COACHES’ POLL

10. Stetson 64

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Tournament Champion: Belmont (26 votes)

Tournament Champion: Belmont (6 votes)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Belmont (28) 289 ETSU (1) 229 Jacksonville 227 North Florida 205 Mercer 155 Lipscomb 146 Kennesaw State 114 FGCU 94 USC Upstate 72

Belmont (8) 97 ETSU (2) 87 North Florida 76 Jacksonville 72 Mercer 51 Lipscomb 50 Kennesaw State 49 FGCU 25 USC Upstate 24 Stetson 19

2011-12 PRE-SEASON ALL-A-SUN TEAM *G/F Markeith Cummings *F Torrey Craig *G Ian Clark *F/C Mick Hedgepeth F Isiah Brown G Tommy Hubbard G/F Jerron Granberry F Andy Diaz F/C Scott Saunders F Delwan Graham G Jordan Burgason * - Unanimous Selection

Kennesaw State USC Upstate Belmont Belmont ETSU ETSU North Florida North Florida Belmont Jacksonville Lipscomb

Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

Pre-Season “Player of the Year”: Markeith Cummings, Kennesaw St. Pre-Season “Defensive Player of the Year”: Isiah Brown, ETSU Sophomore point guard Langston Hall

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2011-12 SEASON PREVIEW a player- both physically and in terms of collegiate basketball knowledge.” Forward Bud Thomas (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) emerged as a legitimate scoring threat by season’s end in 2010-11, while the trio of “bigs” – Monty Brown, Paul Larsen and Daniel Coursey – are expected to give the Bears a strong inside presence heading into 2011-12. Thomas finished his frosh season starting 15 games and appearing in all 33 contests. At 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game, his averages really picked up steam in the latter portion of the season. Perhaps the most noticeable aspect of the MU team is the improvement of its triad of big men: Monty Brown (6-11, 240), Daniel Coursey (6-11, 210) and Paul Larsen (6-6, 220). All three showed the positive results of some obvious off-season work – with Brown turning the proverbial “freshman 15” into some serious “sophomore solid” as he added muscle mass while losing weight and Coursey putting on 10 pounds of muscle to his weight, along with an already-solid Larsen displaying increased quickness and mobility - which will allow them to be interchangeable in Hoffman’s plans and a headache to opponents.

Sophomore Jakob Gollon (Stevens Point, Wis.) – after receiving a redshirt season and a medical hardship his first two years with the Bears after foot injuries – not only got through 2010-11 unscathed, but emerged as a team leader. Gollon’s work ethic helped guide his younger teammates as they grew into the collegiate game, while his own game blossomed, as well. Gollon had what were deciding baskets in wins over Navy, Florida Gulf Coast and Lipscomb. “Jakob is a real blessing to have as a player,” said Hoffman. “He is unselfish and leads by example by how he as overcome adversity. In many ways, he’s sort of like having a coach on the floor. He takes it upon himself to make others better, even if that means it may take away some of his playing time. That’s the ultimate ‘team’ attitude.” Junior Chris Smith came on strong last season and is expected to see an even more expanded role this season. Smith appeared in all 33 games off of Hoffman’s bench as a sophomore.

Sophomore forward Bud Thomas (5)

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2011-12 SEASON PREVIEW Sophomore guard Kevin Canevari also returns to the MU backcourt, after appearing in 18 games as a freshman. Junior forward Marquisse Jackson and sophomore guard R.J. Miskimon round out the returning roster players from 2010-11. Among the new faces to the 2011-12 roster are junior transfers Travis Smith (Johns Island, S.C./ Gulf Coast C.C.) and Shaquille Harris (Americus, Ga./Enterprise, Ala., C.C.). True freshmen Kymon Woods (Gainesville, Ga./East Hall H.S.) and T.J. Hallice (Weddington, N.C./Fishburne Military Academy) are also newcomers. Redshirt freshmen Jibri Bryan and Darious Moten will be seeing the first action of their MU careers, as well. Mercer will take on a very ambitious schedule in 2011-12. The Bears will face three NCAA tournament teams from last year – Missouri, Georgia and Belmont – and a total of five first-time opponents. MU will see three-consecutive new faces when it hosts the Progressive College Basketball Experience (CBE) Classic sub-regional tournament in Macon on November 21-23 with Sam Houston State, Niagara and South Dakota State, respectively. The other newcomers to the Bears will be Seton Hall and Tulsa. The Bears will play what may, arguably, be one of the most difficult stretches of road games in the country to close out the month of December. The five-game swing begins with the Seton Hall match-up on Sunday, Dec. 18, followed by a Tuesday (Dec. 20) date versus UGA in Athens and a Thursday (Dec. 22) game at Georgia Tech (played at The Arena at Gwinnett). After a few days respite, MU will resume its “road warriors” routine by traveling to Tulsa on Dec. 28 before catching a flight to Annapolis, Md. After a return game at Navy on Dec. 30, Mercer will fly home on New Year’s Eve. “I may find time to grab breakfast in there sometime,” joked Hoffman of the frenetic 13-day span. “In all seriousness, while it is a challenging block of games, it will also allow us to experience several different styles of basketball in a small window of time…much like you may in a post-season tournament setting. We have to be able to adapt to things like travel and then facing a quality opponent; it’s a part of a good team.”

Senior forward Justin Cecil

The Bears will once again play two early A-Sun games the first weekend of December (at Lipscomb and Belmont in Nashville, Tenn.). MU picks up conference play, uninterrupted, on January 2 at home versus Florida Gulf Coast. For the third time in as many years, Mercer will once again be the host site for the 2012 Atlantic Sun Conference basketball championships on Feb. 29-March 3 at the University Center. (MU will also host the tournament again in 2013).

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2011-12 BEARS DEMOGRAPHICS 34 3 52 0 14 32 44 2 22 1 AC

JIBRI Bryan Kevin CANEVARI Daniel COURSEY Jakob GOLLON T.J. HALLICE SHAQUILLE Harris MARQUISSE Jackson R.J. MISKIMON DARIOUS MOTEN KYMON Woods Doug ESLEECK

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RETURNING STARTERS # Name POS. CL. HT.

By Class Seniors – 1 Juniors - 4 Sophomores - 8 Freshmen - 4 By Position Guards - 8 Forwards - 8 Centers - 1

GP/GS

PPG

RPG

GP/GS

PPG

RPG

GP/GS

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RPG

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21 Langston Hall PG So. 6-3 33/33 8.2 3.1 37.4 5 Bud Thomas F So. 6-6 33/15 4.2 2.6 42.9 STARTERS LOST Name

25 12 11 10

Brian Mills Jeff Smith Brandon Moore Mark Hall

POS. CL. HT.

F/C G F G

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OTHER RETURNING PLAYERS Name POS. CL. HT.

15 20 23 50 45 3 52 0 44 34 22

Justin Cecil Jakob Gollon Chris Smith Paul Larsen Monty Brown Kevin Canevari Daniel Coursey R.J. Miskimon Marquisse Jackson Jibri Bryan Darious Moten

F F G F C G F G F PG F

Sr. 6-8 2r.-So. 6-6 Jr. 6-2 So. 6-6 So. 6-11 So. 5-11 So. 6-11 r.-So. 6-2 r.-Jr. 6-5 r-Fr. 6-4 r-Fr. 6-6

OTHER PLAYERS LOST Name POS. CL. HT.

David O’Shaughnessey Ted Price NEWCOMERS Name

G G

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- 6-2

POS. CL. HT.

33/33 16.2 19/18 14.7 22/21 11.9 33/25 7.2

30/8 33/2 33/0 29/0 24/10 30/0 18/0 4/0 2/0 - - GP/GS

18/0 3/0

Hometown

5.4 4.2 2.2 1.9 1.5 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 - -

PPG

0.8 0.0

By State Georgia - 7 North Carolina - 3 Oklahoma - 2 Colorado - 1 Florida - 1 South Carolina - 1 Texas - 1 Wisconsin - 1

6.0 3.0 6.5 1.7

2.5 3.0 1.4 1.8 1.0 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.0 - -

RPG

0.5 0.0

2010-11 A-Sun All-Freshman Team; 3.5 APG; 1.6 3FGMPG; 39.7 3FG% Became a full-time starter after injury to Jeff Smith

FG%

MISC.

45.6 41.9 48.2 42.3

FG%

34.6 47.2 25.9 41.5 42.9 40.0 16.7 00.0 00.0 - -

2010-11 All-A-Sun 1st Team; A-Sun All-Tournament; 72.2 FT% Season-ending injury on 1/20/11 vs. Jacksonville 1.0 BPG; Season-ending injury on 1/31/11 at East Tennessee St. 1.1 SPG; 42.3 3FG% MISC.

77.4 FT% 2 starts; 77.6 FT% Only reserve- who did not start a game - to appear in all 33 gms. started final 10 games of the season after injury to Brandon Moore

redshirt in 2010-11 redshirt in 2010-11

FG%

MISC.

Previous School

MISC.

37.5 00.0

14 T.J. Hallice F Fr. 6-9 Weddington, N.C. Fishburne Military School (Va.) 2x All-Metro Athletic Conference; in junior and senior years combined to average 19.3 ppg, 9.8 rpg and 4.7 apg during that span. 32 Shaquille Harris G Jr. 6-2 Americus, Ga. Enterprise State CC (Ala.) 1st team all-region; 2nd team all-state @ ESCC; 25.0 ppg; 7.0 rpg; 4.0 spg @ ESCC 2 Travis Smith G Jr. 6-3 Johns Island, S.C. Gulf Coast CC (Fla.) 1st team All-Panhandle Conference; 14.5 ppg; 2.3 rpg; 2.9 apg; 83% FT 1 Kymon Woods G Fr. 6-4 Gainesville, Ga. East Hall HS 1st team all-state; 2x all-region; 15.0 pg; 7.5 rpg; 3.7 apg, 3.1 spg as a senior 12


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2011-12 BEARS ROSTER NUMERICAL ROSTER NO NAME 0 R.J. Miskimon 1 Kymon Woods 2 Travis Smith 3 Kevin Canevari 5 Bud Thomas 14 T.J. Hallice 15 Justin Cecil 20 Jakob Gollon 21 Langston Hall 22 Darious Moten 23 Chris Smith 32 Shaquille Harris 34 Jibri Bryan 44 Marquisse Jackson 45 Monty Brown 50 Paul Larsen 52 Daniel Coursey

POS YR HT G r-So. 6-2 G Fr. 6-4 G Jr. 6-3 G So. 5-11 F So. 6-6 F Fr. 6-9 F Sr. 6-8 F 2r-So. 6-6 PG So. 6-3 F r-Fr. 6-6 G Jr. 6-2 G Jr. 6-2 PG r-Fr. 6-4 F r-Jr. 6-5 C So. 6-11 F So. 6-6 F So. 6-11

WT 190 190 185 165 210 205 225 200 185 195 180 190 180 183 240 220 235

HOMETOWN Ft. Worth, Texas Gainesville, Ga. Johns Island, S.C. Charlotte, N.C. Highlands Ranch, Colo. Weddington, N.C. Lakeland, Fla. Stevens Point, Wis. Stone Mountain, Ga. Bowdon, Ga. Dublin, Ga. Americus, Ga. Savannah, Ga. Bartlesville, Okla. Liberty Mounds, Okla. Mooresville, N.C. Savannah, Ga.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL Maypearl HS East Hall HS Gulf Coast CC Lake Norman HS Regis Jesuit HS Fishburne Military School (Va.) Central Florida CC Stevens Point Area HS Chamblee HS Bowdon HS Dublin HS Enterprise State CC Benedictine Military School Bartlesville HS The Hotchkiss School (Conn.) Lake Norman HS Benedictine Military School

Head Coach: Bob Hoffman (Oklahoma Baptist, 1979), 4th season Associate Head Coach: Spencer Wright (Oklahoma Baptist, 1995), 4th season Assistant Coach: Doug Esleeck (UNC-Chapel Hill, 2005), 2nd season Assistant Coach: Jake Nelp, (Colorado State, 2001), 2nd season Director of Basketball Operations: Jonathan Howard, 1st season

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER NO NAME 45 Monty Brown 34 Jibri Bryan 3 Kevin Canevari 15 Justin Cecil 52 Daniel Coursey 20 Jakob Gollon 21 Langston Hall 14 T.J. Hallice 32 Shaquille Harris 44 Marquisse Jackson 50 Paul Larsen 0 R.J. Miskimon 22 Darious Moten 23 Chris Smith 2 Travis Smith 5 Bud Thomas 1 Kymon Woods

POS YR HT C So. 6-11 PG r-Fr. 6-4 G So. 5-11 F Sr. 6-8 F So. 6-11 F 2r-So. 6-6 PG So. 6-3 F Fr. 6-9 G Jr. 6-2 F r-Jr. 6-5 F So. 6-6 G r-So. 6-2 F r-Fr. 6-6 G Jr. 6-2 G Jr. 6-3 F So. 6-6 G Fr. 6-4

WT 240 180 165 225 235 200 185 205 190 183 220 190 195 180 185 210 190 13

HOMETOWN Liberty Mounds, Okla. Savannah, Ga. Charlotte, N.C. Lakeland, Fla. Savannah, Ga. Stevens Point, Wis. Stone Mountain, Ga. Weddington, N.C. Americus, Ga. Bartlesville, Okla. Mooresville, N.C. Ft. Worth, Texas Bowdon, Ga. Dublin, Ga. Johns Island, S.C. Highlands Ranch, Colo. Gainesville, Ga.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL The Hotchkiss School (Conn.) Benedictine Military School Lake Norman HS Central Florida CC Benedictine Military School Stevens Point Area HS Chamblee HS Fishburne Military School (Va.) Enterprise State CC Bartlesville HS Lake Norman HS Maypearl HS Bowdon HS Dublin HS Gulf Coast CC Regis Jesuit HS East Hall HS


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2012 TIP-OFF BANQUET... ...FEATURING CLARK KELLOGG Mercer University basketball welcomed CBS TV analyst Clark Kellogg as its keynote speaker for its 3rd annual Tip-Off Banquet. The event - which draws several hundred supporters - serves as the unofficial beginning to the basketball season for the MU community. Kellogg was another in a string of noted college basketball experts who have graced the podium at the University Center as the keynote speaker for the Banquet. Prior to Kellogg, the Bears’ family was addressed by ESPN analyst Jay Bilas (lower left) in 2010 and perhaps the most recognized face among college hoops media members, Dick Vitale (lower right) in 2009.

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HEAD COACH BOB HOFFMAN BOB HOFFMAN 4TH SEASON MERCER RECORD: 48-50 (.490) OVERALL MEN’S RECORD: 360-204 (.638) OVERALL COLLEGIATE RECORD: 448-220 (.671)

Upon his arrival at the helm of the Mercer University basketball program in 2008, Bob Hoffman made an immediate mark and has done so each season since. The new era in Mercer basketball officially began on March 27, 2008 when then athletics director Bobby Pope introduced Hoffman as the Bears’ new head men’s basketball coach. A native of Oklahoma City, Okla., Hoffman has been successful at all levels and boasts a proven track record from high school through the professional ranks. His overall record as a head coach at the collegiate level is 448-220. During his first three campaigns at the helm of the Bears, Hoffman has produced steadily-rising levels of success, as well as an exciting, fan-friendly brand of basketball. His A-Sun record of 34-22 is the best league totals for any three-year span since 2002-05 and is the first time in program history that Bears’ teams have produced three successive double-digit win totals in A-Sun play. It is also the first time since 1981 that MU teams have been .500 or better for three-consecutive seasons in the tough A-Sun slate of games. The 2010-11 Bears reached the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament for a third-consecutive year under Hoffman and produced much excitement along the way. The team went 15-18 overall - 11-9 in the A-Sun - and was the No. 5 seed in the conference’s post-season tournament, despite losing two seniors (and scoring leaders) mid-season. MU advanced to the semifinals before being knocked out by eventual champion Belmont in what was arguably the best game of the entire tournament. Senior Brian Mills was named first team All-A-Sun, while point guard Langston Hall was named to the All-Freshman squad. Hoffman’s 2009-10 team produced many memorable Mercer moments, including advancing all the way to the title game of the Atlantic Sun Conference championships. MU garnered two All-A-Sun and two All-Region

The Hoffman File SOUTHERN NAZARENE (women) Years Record Pct. 1987-88 21-11 .656 1988-89 36-2 .947 NAIA National Champions NAIA National Coach of the Year 1989-90 31-3 .912 Sooner Athletic Conference Champions Total 88-16 .846 OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY Years Record Pct. 1990-91 15-17 .469 1991-92 16-17 .490 1992-93 34-4 .895 NAIA Runner Up Sooner Athletic Conference Champions District 9 Champions 1993-94 30-7 .811 NAIA Final Four 1994-95 28-6 .824 NAIA Tournament 1995-96 29-7 .806 NAIA Tournament 1996-97 36-4 .900 NAIA Runner Up Sooner Athletic Conference Champions 1997-98 24-9 .727 1998-99 31-7 .816 NAIA Elite Eight/SAC Champions Total 243-78 .757 TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN Years Record Pct. 1999-00 12-16 .429 2000-01 12-17 .414 2001-02 21-9 .700 2002-03 10-20 .333 2003-04 14-14 .500 Total 69-76 .476 MERCER UNIVERSITY Years Record Pct. 2008-09 17-15 .531 A-Sun Tournament 2009-10 16-17 .485 A-Sun Tournament Finals 2010-11 15-18 .441 A-Sun Tournament Semis Total 48-50 .490 COLL. MEN 360-204 .638 CAREER 448-220 .671 16


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honors, while also having one of its own - senior Daniel Emerson - honored as the state of Georgia men’s college basketball “Player of the Year” by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Naismith Awards banquet. Additionally, senior James Florence became the Bears’ all-time leading scorer midway through the season. The team finished 16-17 overall and was 10-10 in the A-Sun. He guided the 2008-09 Bears to a 17-15 overall record and 11-9 in Atlantic Sun Conference (A-Sun) play. It was the Bears’ most wins since the 2002-03 season and their first winning mark in conference play since 2004-05. Hoffman came to the Bears after serving as head coach of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, a NBA Developmental League franchise, and guided the American Basketball Association’s Arkansas Aeros to a 25-2 record in 200607. The Aeros led the league in scoring, averaging 133 points per game in Hoffman’s up-tempo style of basketball. “Bob Hoffman was the first person we interviewed for our coaching position and he remained on the radar throughout the process,” Pope said. “In the end, we felt he was the right fit. We feel that his experience and success at all levels, including high school, NAIA, NCAA D-I and professional basketball, made him the ideal choice to lead our program to prominence.” Prior to coaching the Aeros, Hoffman served for two years as an assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma, where the Sooners recruited a class ranked in the top five nationally. Hoffman helped guide the Sooners to the first Big 12 championship in school history en route to a two-year record of 45-17 and back-to-back NCAA appearances in 2004-05 and 2005-06. He brings a wealth of additional experience to the position, having served as head coach at the University of Texas Pan American from 1999-2004, compiling a 69-76 record at the NCAA Division I school. The highlight of Hoffman’s stint with the Broncs was a 21-9 record during the 2001-02 season. Hoffman guided UTPA to 12 wins in his first season, which was more than the previous three seasons combined, and posted the school’s best record since the 1993-94 campaign. In 2001-2002, Texas Pan-Am had its first winning season since 1993-94, earned their first tournament victory since 1989-90, and recorded the most home wins in eight seasons. The Broncs were rated

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HEAD COACH BOB HOFFMAN for the first time ever in the CollegeInsider.com MidMajor poll and Hoffman earned National Independent Coach of the Year honors by CollegeInsider.com. “I am very excited about the potential at Mercer,” Hoffman said. “I was overwhelmed by the prospects we saw when we visited the campus. I could tell that the Mercer administration is committed to developing a highly successful men’s basketball program.” Challenges are nothing new to him as he turned programs around at Southern Nazarene an d Oklahoma Baptist. As the head women’s basketball coach at Southern Nazarene, Hoffman took a team that had never posted a winning season and won the 1989 NAIA National Championship in just his second season with the team. In three seasons at the helm of the Crimson Storm, he compiled an 88-16 record and was named Sooner Athletic Conference, District 9 and NAIA Coach of the Year. Building on his success at Southern Nazarene, Hoffman took the reins of the men’s program at his alma mater, Oklahoma Baptist, in 1990 and three seasons later guided the Bison to a 34-4 record and berth in the NAIA national championship game. Hoffman was named National Coach of the Year by Basketball Times and also earned Sooner Athletic Conference and District 9 Coach of the Year honors for his efforts. He went on to a record of 243-78 and a winning percentage of .757 in nine seasons at OBU, earning six trips to the NAIA Tournament and making two trips to the championship contest. He coached 10 All-Americans and 21 All-Conference selections during his tenure with the Bison. Hoffman was named Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year four times. During his nine years at OBU, Hoffman’s teams averaged more than 90 points per game and led the NAIA in field goal percentage seven times. His commitment to academics is just as strong, boasting a player graduation rate of 82 percent. A standout guard and forward and a 1979 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist, Hoffman is one of just 30 players to score at least 1,000 points in his OBU career. Hoffman has been married for 31 years to the former Kelli Lumry. The couple has a 15-year-old son, Grant.

Bob Hoffman Against Division I Opponents Air Force UAB Alabama Albany Alcorn State Arkansas Arkansas State Auburn Baylor Belmont Brigham Young Bryant Bucknell Butler Cal State-Fullerton Campbell Centenary Central Arkansas Charlotte Chicago State Colorado Colorado State Dayton East Tennessee State Florida Gulf Coast Florida International Florida State Gardner-Webb Georgia Georgia Tech Gonzaga Harvard Hawaii IPFW IUPUI Illinois Iowa State Jacksonville Kansas State Kennesaw State Lamar Lehigh Lipscomb Loyola Marymount

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Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana Tech Middle Tennessee Minnesota Mississippi Valley State Missouri Missouri-Kansas City Navy New Mexico State Niagara North Texas Northeastern State North Florida Northern Iowa Oklahoma Oklahoma State Oral Roberts Oregon State Pacific Portland Providence Quinnipiac Rice St. Louis Sam Houston State Savannah State Southern Southern Methodist Stetson Texas Texas A&M Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Texas-Arlington Texas-El Paso Texas-San Antonio Texas Southern Tulsa UCLA USC Upstate Vanderbilt Washington State Western Carolina William & Mary Wright State

0-4 0-1 1-1 0-1 1-1 0-1 0-2 1-0 1-2 1-0 0-2 2-2 5-1 1-2 0-1 0-2 3-3 1-0 1-1 2-0 0-1 0-1 2-3 0-1 0-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 4-2 0-1 0-1 5-5 0-2 0-2 1-0 2-1 0-1 0-1 5-1 0-1 1-3 1-0 0-1 1-3


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GOD, FAMILY, BASKETBALL: For Mercer University head coach Bob Hoffman, making up his priority list in life is simple. It goes without saying that his wife of 30-plus years, Kelli, and son Grant play integral roles in his life. “In life we are given a great many gifts,” Hoffman says. “Our faith is the greatest Gift of all and guides everything we do. My family is not only my gift from God, but my joy and what keeps me focused on the things that are truly important in life. I have also been blessed with a vehicle like basketball to not only impact the lives of young people on my teams, but to travel the world and, hopefully, reach out to others, as well.”

AWARDS & HONORS 2009 Named Collegeinsider.com Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year 2006 Selected to coach in the ABA All-Star Game 2004 Inducted into the Oklahoma Basketball Hall of Fame Named Collegeinsider.com Independent Coach of the Year 2002 Named Collegeinsider.com Independent Coach of the Year 2001 Inducted into the Oklahoma Baptist University Hall of Fame 1997 Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year

Hoffman’s Players in the Pros Player Taylor Griffin Shannon Brown Cedric Simmons C.J. Watson Steve Novak Aaron Brooks Desmon Farmer Chris Taft Calvin Henry Daniel Emerson E.J. Kusnyer James Florence Brian Mills

Current/Last Professional Team Belgacom Liege (Belgium) Los Angeles Lakers Aseta Estudiantes (Liga ACB) Chicago Bulls San Antonio Spurs Phoenix Suns Ironi Ashkelon (Israel) Rio Grande Valley Vipers UBC Hanover (Germany) Optima Gents (Belgium) Rotterdam (Holland) Igokea (Bosnia) Lusitania (Portugal)

How Acquired NBA Draft 2nd NBA Draft 1st NBA Draft 1st Free Agent NBA Draft 2nd NBA Draft 1st Free Agent NBA Draft 2nd Free Agent Free Agent Free Agent NBA-D League 3rd Free Agent

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1996 Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year 1993 Named Basketball Times Small College Coach of the Year Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year NAIA District 9 Coach of the Year 1989 NAIA National Coach of the Year Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year NAIA District 9 Coach of the Year


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: Greeting MU “super fan” Hank Arrington post game; parking cars at MU’s cross country meet with proceeds to benefit the Georgia Industrial Children’s Home; MU fans have their own t-shirts for Hoffman; leading a clinic for the Jones County Special Olympics program; presenting James Florence with the ball he used to break the Bears’ career scoring record in 2009-10, and; welcoming NBA Hall-of-Famer Dominique Wilkins to Mercer’s team room (Wilkins was on campus as a part of a diabetes awareness program).

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WHEN IT COMES TO HOOPS, M.U. COACH IS A REAL GLOBE-TROTTER!

Basketball has taken Mercer University head coach Bob Hoffman not only to numerous local gatherings, but to many parts of the world, as well, during his 20 years as a head coach. Hoffman’s trips to Poland, Germany, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Macedonia, Kosovo and Mexico had him as a part of FIBA national coaching clinics. Additionally, he worked a Lithuanian camp, as well as camps and clinics in the Cayman Islands. During his time as a coach, Hoffman has also taken teams to both Brazil and Mexico.

Poland - 2008

Lithuania - 2006 Germany - 2010

Mexico

Cayman Islands

Brazil

Bulgaria - 2007 Kosovo - 2007 Macedonia - 2007

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Spencer Wright joined Bob Hoffman at Mercer in 2008-09, after serving on Hoffman’s staff with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA Developmental League. Wright worked with the Vipers’ post players and guards during his time in Hildago, Texas, including NBA first-round draft picks Aaron Brooks (Houston Rockets), Shannon Brown, Cedric Simmons (Cleveland Cavaliers), C.J. Watson (Golden State Warriors), Steve Novak, (Los Angeles Clippers) and Desmon Farmer (San Antonio Spurs). Wright also spent five seasons (1999-04) as an assistant coach on Hoffman’s staff at Texas-Pan American where he served as the recruiting coordinator, coached the Broncs’ perimeter and post players, and was responsible for scheduling games before Hoffman moved on to Oklahoma in 2004. Wright was responsible for recruiting UTPA’s first All-America honoree in two decades, as well as nine All-Independent performers. He also helped produce two Independent Defensive Player of the Year award winners.

the 2A Central Idaho League regular-season championship. He played two seasons at Paris (Texas) Junior College, earning All- Texas Eastern Athletic Conference honorable mention following his rookie season and was a TEAC third team all-conference selection in 1991-92. Wright followed up with success on the hardwood at Central Oklahoma, leading the Lone Star Conference in assists during the 1992-93 campaign. His ties to Hoffman stretch back to his playing days as a standout point guard for Oklahoma Baptist, where Wright was an All-Sooner Athletic Conference performer in 1994-95. Wright helped lead Oklahoma Baptist to two NAIA National Tournament appearances and the Bison concluded the 1993-94 season with a 34-4 record, including a second-place finish at the NAIA National Tournament. Following his graduation from Oklahoma Baptist, Wright was invited to the NBA’s Indiana Pacers free-agent camp in the summer of 1996. Spencer and his wife Amy are the proud parents of a son, Bryce.

He tutored Brian Merriweather, who led the nation in 3-pointers per game while with the Broncs and in 2004 recruited and signed three of the top 40 players in the state of Texas. Wright remained on Robert Davenport’s staff at UTPA through the 2006 campaign and spent the 2006-07 season as head coach at Potlatch (Idaho) High School where he guided the Loggers to 22


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South Conference. MU is a charter member of the A-Sun. Esleeck earned his bachelor’s degree from UNCChapel Hill in May 2005, with a double major in business administration and American history. He also holds an MBA from Gardner-Webb in business administration (May 2008).

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Esleeck and his wife Ashley were married in May 2010 and reside in Macon.

Mercer University men’s basketball hired Doug Esleeck as an assistant coach in May 2010. Esleeck brings a great deal of experience and familiarity to the Mercer program. Since 2006, Esleeck had been an assistant coach at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. His progressively-responsible duties have included video editing, scouting, academic coordinator/advisor, and camps staffer to coordinator of recruiting, player development/conditioning, budget management and defensive coordinator. He was also on staff when G-WU knocked off then No. 20 ranked Kentucky during the 2007-08 season. As Gardner-Webb’s recruiting coordinator in 2009-10, Esleeck brought in three players ranked among ESPN’s top 150 players at their respective positions. Player’s signed by the Runnin’ Bulldogs under Esleeck’s tenure included 2007-08 A-Sun “Player of the Year” Thomas Sanders, A-Sun “All-Freshman selection Nate Blank, ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American Aaron Linn and Big South Conference All-Freshman player Joshua Henley (who was also the nation’s top freshman rebounder in 2008-09). Prior to joining the G-WU staff, Esleeck was the director of men’s basketball operations at UNC-Greensboro (2005-06) and served as both a strength and conditioning intern (2004-05) and a junior varsity coach (2003-04) at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His coaching roots at the high school level and as a camp coach/clinician date back to 2001. Esleeck’s addition to the Bears’ staff also marked his return to the Atlantic Sun Conference, of which G-WU was a member until the 2008-09 season when the school moved over to the Big 23


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ASSISTANT COACH JAKE NELP with CSU coach Buzz Williams, serving as the Rams’ student assistant (1999-2002) and director of basketball operations (2003-04).

JAKE NELP 2ND SEASON

Nelp gained international experience, working as the assistant to the general manager of the 08 Stockholm Human Rights Basketball Club for the 2003-04 season. Nelp’s wife, Angie, was an NCAA All-American for Colorado State’s women’s basketball team and went on to play professionally for three seasons. The couple has one child, a son J.J., and another due in February of 2012.

Jake Nelp joined the Mercer University men’s basketball staff for the 2010-11 season. Nelp brings a diverse and successful resumé to the Bears’ staff. Prior to coming to Macon, Nelp spent the past two seasons (2008-10) as the Basketball Technology Assistant at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. As a member of the Golden Eagles’ staff, he assisted with the day-to-day operations of the hoops office. With an expertise in the technological demands of the college basketball today, Nelp focused his energies on opponent scouting and film exchange. While Nelp was on staff with Marquette, the Golden Eagles made back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances. During his tenure the team also produced two NBA players in Wesley Matthews and first round pick Lazar Hayward. From 2005-07, the native of the “Hoosier State” was a men’s basketball assistant coach at Indiana Wesleyan University. With Nelp on staff, IWU had one of its best-ever seasons with a 30-5 mark, NAIA Elite Eight appearance and ascending to a ranking as high as No. 3 in the nation during the season. The Wildcats set school records each season for most conference wins and, for his part, Nelp was named as the top NAIA assistant coach by INBNews.com. While on staff at IWU, Nelp recruited and coached three NAIA All-Americans (two of whom went on to play professionally). Nelp is a 2001 graduate of Colorado State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in history. Nelp had the opportunity to work 24


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Howard earned his bachelor’s degree in communications, with a minor in history, from Oklahoma University in 2006. He also earned his Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011.

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Howard and his wife, Mandie, were married in July of 2007. The couple resides in Macon. Jonathan Howard became the Bears’ Director of Basketball Operations in the summer of 2011. He is responsible for a myriad of duties, not the least of which is handling day-to-day office operations, travel plans and meal arrangements for the MU team. Howard was with the Mercer program, serving as the team’s chaplain and volunteer graduate manager from 2009-11, as well. Among his duties were leading team devotionals, as well as assisting with game-day operations, laundry and practice, among other responsibilities. Howard has also worked numerous youth summer camps and as a recreation intern in various church ministries over the years.

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JONNY CLARK

STUDENT MANAGER

STUDENT MANAGER

Drew Wilson has been with the MU staff since the 2008-09 season. He assists in all phases of the Bears’ operation, both at home and on the road.

Jonny Clark joined the Mercer University staff in 2011. He will assist the team with practice set-up and operation, as well as game-day needs.

Wilson is a sports management and marketing major at Mercer. The native of Hampton Ga., attended Luella High School. He was a three-sport athlete - basketball, football and golf - at LHS.

Clark is pursuing a masters degree in education (higher education leadership). He attended high school at the Porter-Gaud School and was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball, baseball).

Wilson s the son of Greg and Robin Wilson. He has one brother and one sister. He would like to pursue a career in coaching on the collegiate ranks.

A native of Charleston, S.C., Clark is the son of Ellen and Randy Clark. He has one brother. Clark’s career goal is to become a Division I basketball head coach.

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apy Center, Inc. In addition, he served as the Head Athletic Trainer at Oak Hall School.

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Rob Murphy came to Mercer in 1999-2000 as director of the Sports Medicine Department, overseeing the health care related needs for the University’s Division I sports program. During his tenure at Mercer, Murphy has overseen the sports medicine needs of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, men’s soccer and baseball. Murphy has established a professional relationship with Mercer Health Systems, Forsyth Street Orthopedics and various other medical facilities in the greater Macon and Atlanta area in an effort to provide Mercer University’s student-athletes with the most comprehensive health care available. Murphy is also active on campus promoting health and safety as a representative on the University’s Alcohol Awareness Task Force and the StudentHealth Advisory Committee. Prior to coming to Mercer, Murphy attended graduate school at the University of Georgia. While at UGA, he served as the athletic trainer for baseball and softball. Prior to his arrival at Georgia, Murphy acquired clinical experience in Gainesville, Fla., as the Director of Athletic Training Services at the Physical Ther-

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Paul Bohr was hired as the first full-time strength and conditioning coach in 2007. Bohr came to the Bears after spending the previous two years as an assistant strength coach at the College of Charleston. While at C of C, Bohr designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs, along with speed programs for men’s basketball, volleyball, softball, men’s soccer, golf, cross country, track & field, swimming and equestrian.

ber of the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) and is a Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT), Specialist in Sports Conditioning (SSC) and a Certified Sports Performance Nutritionist (SPN). He also is a certified member USA Weightlifting (USAW) as a Level 1 Club Coach. Paul has been coaching and working with athletes since 1993, designing fitness and speed development programs. Paul worked with numerous professional athletes from teams such as the Miami Dolphins and Orlando Magic. A 1989 graduate from UCF with a bachelor’s of business administration, Bohr later received his master’s degree in physical education from Cal State – Dominguez Hills. Bohr and his wife Laura Edge Bohr have been married for 15 years and reside in Griffin, Georgia.

The Winter Park, Fla., native began his collegiate career as an assistant strength coach at UC Riverside in August 2004 prior to joining the UCLA athletics program in January 2005. While at UCLA, Bohr worked with the Bruins’ football program assisting with speed development while also teaching and monitoring exercise techniques and developing weight management and nutrition training for student-athletes. Bohr is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is also a mem28


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facilitate special events and serving as editor of This Week@Mercer, an internal electronic newsletter, The Mercerian alumni magazine and the university commencement program. He also maintains the University web calendar.

7TH SEASON

Rick Cameron, the “Voice of the Bears”, is in his seventh year calling the play-by-play for the Bears. Cameron, who is also Mercer’s senior assistant vice president for marketing communications, returned to the broadcast booth in 2006 after originally doing radio play-by-play in the late 1970’s. Cameron was the longtime public address announcer for both men’s and women’s basketball, as well. Cameron is the Marketing Communications liaison for the School of Medicine and the Athletics Department. Among his responsibilities are helping

Cameron also hosts the coaches’ shows for both men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman and women’s basketball head coach Susie Gardner. Before coming to Mercer, Cameron was a publisher and editor of three newspapers in Georgia and Alabama for more than 14 years, winning awards from the Georgia Press Association for both editorial and sports articles. He began his career in radio in 1975, serving for seven years as a news editor, announcer, and sports announcer, including football and basketball play-by-play, at two stations in Georgia. His wife, Myra, serves as administrative/eligibility coordinator in the Athletics Department. They have two grown daughters and five grandchildren.

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2011-12 MERCER BEARS: (Back row, left to right) Jonathan Howard (director of basketball operations); Shaquille Harris, R.J. Miskimon; Chris Smith; Kevin Canevari; Jonny Clark (student manager); (Middle row, left to right) Drew Wilson (student manager); Bob Hoffman (head coach); Doug Esleeck (assistant coach); Langston Hall; Kymon Woods; Bud Thomas; Travis Smith; Jibri Bryan; Jake Nelp (assistant coach); Spencer Wright (associate head coach); (Front row seated, left to right) Darious Moten; Marquisse Jackson; T.J. Hallice; Monty Brown; Daniel Coursey; Justin Cecil; Paul Larsen; Jakob Gollon.


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JUSTIN CECIL 6-8 225 SENIOR FORWARD LAKELAND, FLA. LAKELAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY MAJOR: PSYCHOLOGY

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2010-11 Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team member ... Had a game-high 14 points, hitting 6-of-10 field goals and 2-of-4 from beyond the arc, and five rebounds in season opener versus Oglethorpe (11/12) ... Six points and four rebounds at UTEP (11/14) ... Six points at Florida State (11/23) ... Six rebounds vs. Navy (12/10) to go along with his eight points ... Hit three-point shot with :22 seconds left on the clock at FGCU (1/16) to give MU what would prove to be the game-winning basket ... Came off the MU bench to score 13 points and ignite a second half rally in win at Kennesaw (1/25) ... Had a Mercer career-best 23 points and seven rebounds off the bench at ETSU (1/31) ... 14 points vs. FGCU (2/12) off the bench ... 11 points in loss to Belmont (2/24), as well as an MU career-high four blocks ... Team-leading six rebounds (along with four points) in win over Lipscomb (2/26) ... Eight points off the Bears’ bench in loss to Belmont in A-Sun semi-finals (3/4). 2009-10 Played at the College of Central Florida community college … Was coached by Matt Ryan … A member of the CCF Dean’s List … All-conference and academic all-conference … Top three-point shooter by canning a total of 75 treys in 33 games played (2.3 made per game) … 43.6 percent from beyond the arc and ranked 15th in the nation for three-point field goal percentage for NJCAA Division I players … Overall, averaged 11.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game … Shot nearly 47 percent from the field and 78 percent from free throw stripe … Led the Patriots to a 26-7 record, the Mid-Florida Conference tournament championship and a berth in the Florida Community College Athletic Association championship tournament. 2007-08 As a freshman, played at A-Sun Conference member North Florida … A Dean’s List honoree …

Justin Cecil’s Mercer Career Statistics Year GP-GS Min-Avg FG-FGA 2010-11 30-8 433-14.4 55-159

Pct 3 Pt FGA Pct .346 28-99 .283

FT-FTA Pct 24-31 .774

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REB Avg 76 2.5

PF-FO 55-0

A 10

TO 16

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MERCER CAREER HIGH GAMES Points: FG Made: FG Att:

23, at ETSU (1/31/11) 9, at ETSU (1/31/11) 17, at ETSU (1/31/11)

3-Point FGs:

5, at ETSU (1/31/11)

3-Point FGA:

9, at UTEP (11/14/10)

FT Made: FT Att: Rebounds:

4, 2x MR at Jacksonville (2/20/11) 4, 4x MR vs. Belmont (2/24/11) 7, 2x MR at UNF (2/18/11)

Assists:

2, 2x MR vs. Navy (12/10/10)

Blocks:

4, vs. Belmont (2/24/11)

Steals: Minutes:

2, 2x MR at William & Mary (11/27/10) 30, at ETSU (1/31/11)

A-Sun preseason Freshman of the Year … Appeared in 19 of the Ospreys’ 29 games … 6.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game … Blocked 16 shots. High School A graduate of Lakeland Christian Academy (2007) … Coached by Ray Deardorf … Two varsity seasons … Second team all-state as a senior and all-state honorable mention as a junior … Teams earned two district championships … Also played three seasons of tennis, earning first team all-county status on the outdoor courts … Tennis team placed third in the state … Attended Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy in Ohio as a freshman … Played AAU basketball for Team Stat, where he was coached by Bernie Hayes. Personal Born July 9, 1988 in Akron, Ohio … Son of Richard and Heidi Cecil … Has one younger sister, Kara, who plays tennis at Ohio State … Favorite athlete is Roger Federer … Favorite food is steak, but likes pasta for his pre-game meals … A psychology major and a business minor.

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MARQUISSE JACKSON 6-5 183 r-JUNIOR FORWARD BARTLESVILLE, OKLA. BARTLESVILLE H.S. MAJOR: COMPUTER SCIENCE

2010-11 Saw his first action of the season at Lipscomb (12/4).

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2009-10 Had five appearances off the Bears’ bench, battling injuries much of the season, before receiving a redshirt year ... Three points and two rebounds in first action of the year versus Fisk ... Last game appearance of season came on 12/23/09 at Alabama ... Received a medical redshirt season. 2008-09 Scored career-high five points against Campbell and UNF … Career high of two rebounds in just nine minutes of action vs. Campbell ... Perfect two-of-two from the line vs. Kennesaw State ... Collected first career rebound versus the Owls ... Was 3-of-4 from the line vs. the Camels, with an assist ... Hit 3-of-4 free throws and tied career high with five points vs. UNF ... Grabbed first career steal vs. the Ospreys ... Dished out two assists at Stetson ... Handed out an assist and grabbed career-high three rebounds in three minutes at USC Upstate. High School Averaged 16 points and nine rebounds for coach Tim Bart’s Bruins his senior season ... Four-year letterwinner in basketball ... Earned all-metro, all-conference and runner-up all-state honors ... Named to the National Society of High School Scholars and graduated with honors in Spanish, English and math. Personal Born on September 8, 1990 … Son of Timothy and Michelene Jackson ... Has three siblings, Jonathan, Amara and Makala ... Majoring in computer science.

Marquisse Jackson’s Mercer Career Statistics Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 TOTAL

GP-GS 20-0 5-0 2-0 27-0

Min-Avg 78-3.9 22-4.4 4-2.0 104-3.9

FG-FGA 3-8 2-5 0-0 5-13

Pct .375 .400 .000 .385

3 Pt FGA 0-1 0-2 0-0 0-3

Pct .000 .000 .000 .000

FT-FTA 11-14 1-2 0-0 12-16

Pct .786 .500 .000 .750

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REB 12 3 0 15

Avg 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.6

PF-FO 16-1 1-0 1-0 18-1

A 4 0 0 4

TO 4 0 0 4

Blk 0 0 0 0

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Pts 17 5 0 22

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FG Made: FG Att:

1, 5x, MR vs. Piedmont (12/10/09) 3, vs. Piedmont (12/10/09)

3-Point FGs:

NA

3-Point FGA:

2, vs. Piedmont (12/10/09)

FT Made:

3, 2x, MR vs. UNF (2/9/09)

FT Att:

4, 2x, MR vs. UNF (2/9/09)

Rebounds:

3, vs. USC Upstate (2/26/09)

Assists:

2, vs. Stetson (2/16/09)

Blocks:

NA

Steals: Minutes:

1, 2x, MR vs. ETSU (2/28/09) 17, vs. FGCU (2/14/09)

Marquisse, and the other Bears’ players who visited the helicopter support operation at Robins Air Force Base, found that the inside of Cobra helicopters were not necessarily designed for college basketball players. The MU team annually welcomes service men and women from the Base to games.

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CHRIS SMITH 6-2 180 JUNIOR GUARD DUBLIN, GA. DUBLIN H.S. MAJOR: BIOLOGY

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2010-11 One point in 12 minutes of work in opener versus Oglethorpe (11/12) ... Three points and two rebounds in 11 minutes at Florida State (11/23) ... Appeared in all three games off the MU bench at Legends Classic (11/26-28) ... Five points, three rebounds and two steals in 12 minutes off the bench versus Charlotte (12/30) ... Six points at Georgia Tech (12/31) ... Five points vs. East Tennessee State (1/3) ... Played 20 minutes off bench against Upstate (1/5) ... Career-high 14 points versus North Florida (1/22) ... Scored 10 points off the bench at Jacksonville (2/20). 2009-10 Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team selection ... As a true freshman, appeared in 21 of the Bears’ 33 contests ... Made two starts for Mercer (versus Vanderbilt and USC Upstate) ... Five points and six rebounds versus Fisk (11/18) ... Went three-of-three from the field versus Florida State (11/21), finishing with seven points. High School Averaged 15 points, four rebounds, two steals and two assists for the Fighting Irish … Helped lead Dublin to a 31-1 record and the GHSA AA state championship. Personal Born May 3, 1991 … Son of Eugene and Ellen Smith … Has two sisters, Brittany and Latoya, and one brother, Trey … Honors graduate at Dublin High School … A biology major.

Chris Smith’s Mercer Career Statistics Year 2009-10 2010-11 TOTAL

GP-GS 21-2 33-0 54-2

Min-Avg 54-2.6 346-10.5 400-7.4

FG-FGA 8-21 15-58 23-79

Pct .381 .259 .291

3 Pt FGA 1-4 6-18 7-22

Pct .250 .333 .318

FT-FTA 3-7 35-56 38-63

Pct .429 .625 .603

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REB 17 47 64

Avg 0.8 1.4 1.2

PF-FO 7-0 54-1 61-1

A 2 8 10

TO 1 25 26

Blk 2 2 4

Stl 4 13 17

Pts 20 71 91

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MERCER CAREER HIGH GAMES Points:

14, vs. North Florida (1/22/11)

FG Made:

3, 2x MR vs. North Florida (1/22/11)

FG Att:

6, 2x MR vs. North Florida (1/22/11)

3-Point FGs:

3, vs. North Florida (1/22/11)

3-Point FGA:

5, vs. North Florida (1/22/11)

FT Made: FT Att: Rebounds:

6, at Jacksonville (2/20/11) 7, 2x MR at Jacksonville (2/20/11) 6, vs. Fisk (11/18/09)

Assists:

2, at Jacksonville (2/20/11)

Blocks:

2, vs. Fisk (11/18/09)

Steals: Minutes:

2, vs. Charlotte (12/30/10) 21, 2x MR at UNF (2/18/11)

Chris Smith delighted a group of 500 middle school children when he was asked if he could “make a basket right now”...and then proceeded to sink the short jumper. Smith and his MU teammates were at the school participating in a program to encourage reading by youth.

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JAKOB GOLLON 6-6 200 2r-SOPHOMORE FORWARD STEVENS POINT, WIS. STEVENS POINT AREA H.S. MAJOR: COMMUNICATIONS

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2010-11 Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team member ... Played eight minutes off the bench in season opener versus Oglethorpe (11/12) ... Five points and five rebounds off the bench at UTEP (11/14) ...His 3-for-4 free throw effort at UTEP were the first charity makes and attempts of his MU career ... Appeared in all three games at Legends Classic (11/26-28) ... Picked up five fouls in five minutes off the MU bench in loss to Gardner-Webb (11/28) ... Five points and four rebounds in A-Sun opener at Belmont (12/2) ... Seven points and seven rebounds at Lipscomb (12/4) ... Made what proved to be game-winning lay-up with 11.1 seconds left versus Navy (12/10), while also getting his first-ever Mercer career start in the game (replacing the injured Brandon Moore) ... Made second-consecutive start versus Georgia (12/23) and posted five points and six rebounds ... Career-best three assists vs. East Tennessee State (1/3) ... Had a then career-high 14 points off bench versus Stetson (2/10), including seven in the OT segment ... A careerbest eight rebounds in win at home over FGCU (2/12), while also setting career marks for free throws made and attempted (7-10) ... Scored final four MU points - including game-winning basket - at North Florida (2/18) ... Nine points in regular-season finale 68-67 win over Lipscomb (2/26), including hitting a three-point basket with 22 seconds remaining that proved to be the difference in the game ... Careerbest 19 points in loss to eventual champ Belmont in the semi-finals of the A-Sun tournament (3/4), hitting seven-of-13 from the floor. 2009-10 A-Sun Conference All-Academic Team selection ... Saw action in nine games ... Was a regular off the bench early in the season for the Bears until being sidelined by a foot injury ... Received a medical hardship year.

Jakob Gollon’s Mercer Career Statistics Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 TOTAL

GP-GS 2-0 9-0 33-2 44-2

Min-Avg 8-4.0 39-4.3 532-16.1 579-13.2

FG-FGA 1-2 5-11 42-89 48-102

Pct .500 .455 .472 .471

3 Pt FGA 1-1 0-2 9-28 10-31

Pct 1.000 .000 .321 .323

FT-FTA 0-0 0-0 45-58 45-58

Pct .000 .000 .776 .776

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REB 1 10 99 110

Avg 0.5 1.1 3.0 2.5

PF-FO 0-0 5-0 73-2 78-2

A 0 1 17 18

TO 2 1 34 37

Blk 0 2 9 11

Stl 0 1 25 26

Pts 3 10 138 151

Avg 1.5 1.1 4.2 3.4


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JAKOB GOLLON

MERCER CAREER HIGH GAMES Points: FG Made: FG Att:

19, vs. Belmont (3/4/11) 7, vs. Belmont (3/4/11) 13, vs. Belmont (3/4/11)

3-Point FGs:

2, vs. Belmont (3/4/11)

3-Point FGA:

4, vs. Belmont (3/4/11)

FT Made: FT Att: Rebounds:

7, vs. FGCU (2/12/11) 10, vs. FGCU (2/12/11) 8, vs. FGCU (2/12/11)

Assists:

3, 2x MR at UNF (2/18/11)

Blocks:

2, at UNF (2/18/11)

Steals: Minutes:

3, vs. Lipscomb (3/3/11) 31, vs. ETSU (1/3/11)

2008-09 Played in two games before a foot injury ended his season as a freshman ... Received a redshirt year. High School Averaged 19 points, 10 rebounds and three assists during prep career for coach Dan Fink’s Stevens Point Area High School Panthers ... Helped lead the Panthers to a 19-3 record during his senior season and was named first-team all-state ... Also earned honorable mention all-state honors in football ... Averaged 13.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots as a junior ... Earned All-Wisconsin Valley Conference honors, shooting 50.4 percent from the field and 68.4 percent from the free-throw line for as the squad went 15-5 during the 2006-07 season ... Was ranked as the 10th best player in the state of Wisconsin by Wishoops.net when he signed with the Bears ... Named to the academic honor roll all four years. Personal Born on November 7, 1989 ‌ Son of Gerald and Debra Gollon ... Has one sister and a brother ... Majoring in communications.

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R.J. MISKIMON 6-2 190 r-SOPHOMORE GUARD FORT WORTH, TEXAS MAYPEARL H.S. MAJOR: BUSINESS

2010-11 Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team member ... Saw first action of the season versus Florida State (11/23) ... Also had appearance versus Gardner-Webb (11/28), Florida Gulf Coast (2/12) and Belmont (2/24).

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2009-10 Redshirt for the Bears ... Only appearance was at Florid State. High School Scored nearly 1,100 career points in only two years as a varsity letterwinner at Maypearl High School … Earned District MVP and all-region honors as a senior … Helped lead the Panthers to a 26-6 mark, co-district champions and a number 17 ranking in the state … Best individual prep performance was a 36 point, 17 rebound night ... Wore a mask entire senior season because of a broken nose ... Salutatorian of his graduating class. Personal Born November 1, 1990 … Son of Rick and Sheri Miskimon … Has one sister, Elizabeth … Father played basketball at University of Hawaii … Majoring in business.

R.J. Miskimon’s Mercer Career Statistics Year 2009-10 2010-11 TOTAL

GP-GS 1-0 4-0 5-0

Min-Avg 1-1.0 3-0.8 4-0.9

FG-FGA 0-0 0-0 0-0

Pct .000 .000 .000

3 Pt FGA 0-0 0-0 0.0

Pct .000 .000 .000

FT-FTA 0-0 0-0 0-0

Pct .000 .000 .000

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REB 0 0 0

Avg 0.0 0.0 0.0

PF-FO 0-0 1-0 1-0

A 0 0 0

TO 0 0 0

Blk 0 0 0

Stl 0 0 0

Pts 0 0 0

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R.J. MISKIMON

MERCER CAREER HIGH GAMES Points:

NA

FG Made:

NA

FG Att:

NA

3-Point FGs:

NA

3-Point FGA:

NA

FT Made:

NA

FT Att:

NA

Rebounds:

NA

Assists:

NA

Blocks:

NA

Steals:

NA

Minutes:

1, 3x MR vs. Belmont (2/24/11)

Miskimon (center) leads some “warm-up” exercises for participants in a local fund-raising walk go to Crohn’s Disease research. Miskimon and several teammates were on hand to greet and encourage participants at the event.

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2011-12 RETURNEE:

MONTY BROWN 6-11 240 SOPHOMORE CENTER LIBERTY MOUNDS, OKLA. THE HOTCHKISS SCHOOL (CONN.) MAJOR: ECONOMICS

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2010-11 Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team member ... Did not play in opener versus Oglethorpe after hitting his head in practice prior to the game ... First MU career action at UTEP (11/14), picking up a block in four minutes on the floor ... First MU point came on a free throw versus Gardner-Webb (11/28) ... Five points and three rebounds at FGCU (1/16), including making his first MU field goal with a lay-up at the 15:02 mark of the first period ... Four boards in just six minutes in OT win over Jacksonville (1/20) ... Five points in seven minutes at ETSU (1/31) ... First-ever collegiate start versus Campbell (2/5) ... Made his fifth-consecutive start at North Florida (2/18) and booked eight points in nine minutes ... Tallied six points versus Belmont (3/4) in A-Sun semi-final game, hitting 4-for-4 free throws and 1-for-1 from the field ... Ended the season starting 10-consecutive games. High School A graduate of The Hotchkiss School (2010) in Lakeville, Conn. … Coached by Fred Benjamin … Led team to the Tri-State championship as a senior … Was a McDonald’s All-American nominee … Shot 70-percent from the field as a senior, as well as averaging 11.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game … Began his prep career at Liberty Mounds High School (coached by Matt Fowler) in Liberty Mounds, Okla. … At LMHS, led team to Frisco Conference championship, earning conference MVP and top defensive player awards … Also played baseball at Liberty Mounds … An outstanding student who was a member of both the Oklahoma Honors Society and the Superintendent’s Honor Roll while at LMHS … Played club basketball for Team Oklahoma, coached by Don Calvert, and Athlete’s First, coached by Gary Vick.

Monty Brown’s Mercer Career Statistics Year GP-GS Min-Avg FG-FGA 2010-11 24-10 138-5.8 12-28

Pct 3 Pt FGA Pct .429 0-0 .000

FT-FTA Pct 12-21 .571

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REB Avg 25 1.0

PF-FO 25-0

A 6

TO 14

Blk Stl Pts Avg 8 0 36 1.5


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MONTY BROWN

MERCER CAREER HIGH GAMES Points:

8, at UNF (2/18/11)

FG Made:

3, at UNF (2/18/11)

FG Att:

6, at UNF (2/18/11)

3-Point FGs:

NA

3-Point FGA:

NA

FT Made: FT Att: Rebounds:

4, vs. Belmont (3/4/11) 4, 3x MR vs. Belmont (3/4/11) 4, 2x MR vs. Lipscomb (3/3/11)

Assists:

2, vs. Belmont (3/4/11)

Blocks:

1, 6x MR vs. Belmont (2/24/11)

Steals: Minutes:

NA 14, vs. Belmont (3/4/11)

Personal Born November 29, 1990 in Tulsa, Okla. … Son of Dan and Jana Brown … Has an older sister and younger brother … Was also recruited by Rhode Island, Vermont, Brown and Missouri State … Lists person he would most like to meet as NBA commissioner David Stern … Favorite athlete is Dwight Howard … Favorite pre-game meal is spaghetti and meat balls … An economics major with a pre-physical therapy track … Would like to play professional basketball or have his own physical therapy practice.

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2011-12 RETURNEE:

KEVIN CANEVARI 5-11 165 SOPHOMORE GUARD CHARLOTTE, N.C. LAKE NORMAN H.S. MAJOR: BUSINESS

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2010-11 Two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 13 minutes in opener versus Oglethorpe (11/12) for his first MU stats ... Scored first Mercer points versus Florida State (11/23) on jumper with 2:43 left in the game ... Appeared in all three games off the MU bench at the Legends Classic (11/26-28) ... Three rebounds vs. Belmont (2/24). High School A graduate of Lake Norman (2010) … Coached by Brandon Jolly … Played his junior and senior seasons at LNHS, where he was a two-time team MVP, as well as earning all-conference, all-county and all-area accolades … Led LNHS to the North Carolina state 4A championship as a senior in 2010 … Graduated as the school’s all-time assists and steals leader … Also played two seasons of soccer, where he was the team’s captain … Played freshman and sophomore years at North Mecklenburg High School … An Honor Roll student … Played AAU for the Charlotte Royals (coached by Edward Addie) and the Lake Norman Wizards (coached by Johnny Moffett), earning the team’s MVP award and finishing eighth at the AAU Nationals. Personal Born December 6, 1991 in Long Island, N.Y. … Son of Kevin Canevari and Aggie Canevari … Has three older sisters … One sister (Keri) played soccer at the College of Charleston … Favorite athlete is Brett Favre … Favorite pre-game meal is a ham and cheese sandwich … Was also recruited by UNC-Asheville and Elon University … a business major.

Kevin Canevari’s Mercer Career Statistics Year GP-GS Min-Avg FG-FGA 2010-11 30-0 162-5.4 6-15

Pct 3 Pt FGA Pct .400 2-8 .250

FT-FTA Pct 2-4 .500

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REB Avg 11 0.4

PF-FO 22-0

A 19

TO 19

Blk Stl Pts Avg 0 8 16 0.5


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KEVIN CANEVARI MERCER CAREER HIGH GAMES Points:

4, at Florida State (11/23/10)

FG Made:

2, at Florida State (11/23/10)

FG Att:

4, at USC Upstate (1/29/11)

3-Point FGs:

1, 2x MR vs. Belmont (3/4/11)

3-Point FGA:

3, at USC Upstate (1/29/11)

FT Made:

1, 2x MR vs. Campbell (2/5/11)

FT Att:

2, 2x MR vs. Campbell (2/5/11)

Rebounds:

3, vs. Belmont (2/24/11)

Assists:

3, at Florida State (11/23/10)

Blocks:

NA

Steals: Minutes:

2, at ETSU (1/31/11) 14, at USC Upstate (1/29/11)

Canevari was one of several Bears who pitched in on some home clean-up and repair work that was a part of the “Rebuilding Macon” project.

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2011-12 RETURNEE: DANIEL COURSEY 6-11 235 SOPHOMORE FORWARD SAVANNAH, GA. BENEDICTINE MILITARY SCHOOL MAJOR: BIOLOGY (pre-med)

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2010-11 Played eight minutes and had two rebounds in his debut (and season opener) versus Oglethorpe (11/12) ... Scored first Mercer career points at Florida State (11/23), a dunk with 52 seconds left in the game ... Got first collegiate block at ETSU (1/31) ... First college steal versus Campbell (2/5). High School A graduate of Benedictine Military School (2010) ... Prep coaches were Tommy Cannon and Jason Helton ... Earned three varsity letters ... As a senior, was first team all-region and second team all-city ... As a senior, averaged 6.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game ... Set a state record for blocks in a single game with 18 ... Team won the regional title and made it to the state’s “Sweet 16” in the playoffs ... Also participated in baseball and cross country at BMS ... Was an Honor Roll student all four years and a member of the National Honor Society ... Played AAU club basketball for the Atlanta All-Stars (coached by Ben Miller), where team earned a top25 national finish. Personal Born May 11, 1992 in Savannah, Ga. ... Son of James and Amy Coursey ... Has one sister and one brother, both older and who are twins ... Brother (Stephen) and sister (Anna) also both attend Mercer currently ... Anna is a member of the Bears’ volleyball team ... Other schools who recruited him include Jacksonville, Murray State, Colgate, Harvard, as well as all of the U.S. service academies ... Cites the MU coaching staff and facilities as what attracted him to Mercer ... Favorite athlete is Dwight Howard ... Likes to have pasta for a pre-game meal ... A biology (pre-med) major ... Wants to become a doctor.

Daniel Coursey’s Mercer Career Statistics Year GP-GS Min-Avg FG-FGA 2010-11 18-0 41-2.3 2-12

Pct 3 Pt FGA Pct .167 0-0 .000

FT-FTA Pct 0-1 .000

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REB Avg 5 0.3

PF-FO 4-0

A 2

TO 2

Blk Stl Pts Avg 1 1 4 0.2


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DANIEL COURSEY MERCER CAREER HIGH GAMES Points:

2, 2x MR at UNF (2/18/11)

FG Made:

1, 2x MR at UNF (2/18/11)

FG Att:

3, 2x MR at UNF (2/18/11)

3-Point FGs:

NA

3-Point FGA:

NA

FT Made:

NA

FT Att: Rebounds:

1, vs. Belmont (2/24/11) 2, vs. Oglethorpe (11/12/10)

Assists:

1, 2x MR vs. Campbell (2/5/11)

Blocks:

1, at ETSU (1/31/11)

Steals: Minutes:

1, vs Campbell (2/5/11) 8, vs. Oglethorp (11/12/10)

Coursey and his MU teammates helped park cars at the Mercer RunFit Sports Invitational cross country meet in September. The proceeds from the Bears’ efforts went to benefit the Georgia Industrial Children’s Home in Macon.

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2011-12 RETURNEE:

LANGSTON HALL 6-3 185 SOPHOMORE POINT GUARD STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. CHAMBLEE H.S. MAJOR: ACCOUNTING

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2010-11 Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team member ... An Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman Team selection ... Had a game-leading six assists in his MU debut at the point versus Oglethorpe (11/12) ... Also made a three-pointer for his first points as a Bear, to go along with four rebounds and two steals ... A game-leading seven assists at

UTEP (11/14), while also hitting 3-for-3 from beyond the arc for nine points in the game ...Eight points and four assists versus Harvard (11/20), hitting 4-of-7 from the field ... Five points at Florida State (11/23) ... Scored all six points from free throw stripe (6-of-6) in win over Western Carolina (11/26) ... First double-figure scoring game of MU career with a team-high 15 points versus Gardner-Webb (11/28) ... Eight points and six assists in his first A-Sun game at Belmont (12/2) ... Tied for team lead with 15 points at Lipscomb (12/4) ... Had his second-consecutive doubledigit game with 10 points vs. Navy (12/10) ... Five points versus Georgia (12/23), but was held without an assist in a game for the first time in his brief MU career ... Nine points, five rebounds and three assists versus Charlotte (12/30) ... 12 points, four rebounds and four assists at Georgia Tech (12/31), including hitting four-of-five threes ... 13 points vs. East Tennessee State (1/3), after hitting 4-of-5 from beyond the arc ... 20 points in loss at Stetson (1/14) ... Nine points (all three-pointers) in OT win over Jacksonville (1/20), while playing 41 minutes ... Led Bears with six rebounds versus North Florida (1/22) ... Nine points, five rebounds and five assists in win at Kennesaw (1/25) ... 10 points and two blocks at Upstate (1/29) ... A season high eight rebounds versus Campbell (2/5) ... On the court 44 of 45 minutes in OT win over Stetson (2/10) ... Equaled season high with seven assists at North Florida (2/18) ... Career-high 22 points to lead all scorers in loss at Jacksonville (2/20), while also setting career-best marks in field goals made (9) and steals (4) in a game ... Named the A-Sun’s “Newcomer of the Week” for the period covering Feb. 14-21 (11.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 5.0 apg, 2.3 spg, 45% FG, 60% 3FG for the week in 3 games) ... Matched season high for assists (7) for third time in win over Lipscomb (2/26) ... Game-leading five assists in loss to Belmont (3/4) in A-Sun tournament semi-finals, to go along with his five points ... Finished the year ranked among the A-Sun leaders in assists (6th/3.55

Langston Hall’s Mercer Career Statistics Year GP-GS Min-Avg FG-FGA 2010-11 33-33 1098-33.3 91-243

Pct 3 Pt FGA Pct .374 54-136 .397

FT-FTA Pct 33-46 .717

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REB Avg 102 3.1

PF-FO 71-0

A TO 117 68

Blk Stl Pts Avg 11 43 269 8.2


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LANGSTON HALL

MERCER CAREER HIGH GAMES Points: FG Made: FG Att:

22, at Jacksonville (2/20/11) 9, at Jacksonville (2/20/11) 15, at Stetson (1/14/11)

3-Point FGs:

5, vs. Gardner-Webb (11/28/10)

3-Point FGA:

11, at Stetson (1/14/11)

FT Made: FT Att: Rebounds:

6, vs. Western Carolina (11/26/10) 6, 3x MR vs. Lipscomb (2/26/11) 8, vs Campbell (2/5/11)

Assists:

7, 3x MR vs. Lipscomb (2/26/11)

Blocks:

2, at USC Upstate (1/29/11)

Steals: Minutes:

4, 2x MR at Jacksonville (2/20/11) 44, vs. Stetson - ot - (2/10/11)

a.p.g.), assist-to-turnover ratio (2nd/+1.72) and minutes per game (7th/33.27 m.p.g.). High School A graduate of Chamblee (2010) … Coached by Caesar Burgess … Earned three varsity letters … Team was region runner-up … All-DeKalb County First Team ... All-state honorable mention ... All-tournament selection at both the DeKalb County Christmas Classic and the Memphis vs. Atlanta Challenge … No. 165 ranked point guard by ESPN ... Played AAU club basketball for the Atlanta All-Stars, coached by Ben Miller. Personal Born November 1, 1991 in Stone Mountain, Ga. … Son of Frederick and Alda Hall … Has one older brother (Doug Hall) … Played baseball from the time he was four years old until his junior year of high school … Was also recruited by Jacksonville, Georgia Southern and Colgate … Favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant … Favorite food is crab cakes … Has met NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins … List most embarrassing sports moment as getting out on a fast break and – just as he was getting ready to dunk – falling down … An accounting major … Would like to become an accountant. 49


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2011-12 RETURNEE: PAUL LARSEN 6-7 220 SOPHOMORE FORWARD MOORESVILLE, N.C. LAKE NORMAN H.S. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE

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2010-11 Five points and a game-high seven rebounds off the bench in the season opener versus Oglethorpe (11/12) ... Lay-up at 13:30 of first half versus Oglethorpe were first MU career points ... Three points and four boards at UTEP (11/14) ... Six points against Harvard (11/20) ... Season-best eight points and three rebounds off the bench at Florida State (11/23) ... Led all rebounders with 12 boards in win over Western Carolina (11/26), while also scoring four points ... Four points in four minutes versus Belmont (2/24). High School A graduate of Lake Norman (2010) … Coached by Brandon Jolly … Earned three varsity letters … First team All-State ... Led team to state championship … Was team’s MVP, as well as the MVP of the state championship tournament … Was the No. 120 ranked power forward by ESPN ... Averaged 16.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game as a senior ... Played AAU ball for the Charlotte Royals (coached by Edward Addie) and the Lake Norman Wizards (coached by Johnny Moffett), finishing eighth at the AAU Nationals. Personal Born May 6, 1992 in Chicago, Ill. … Son of Marty and Joan Larsen … Has one younger brother … Other schools recruiting him included Virginia Commonwealth, Richmond, Clemson, Wofford, UNC-Greensboro and High Point … Enjoys weightlifting in spare time … Favorite athlete is Dwight Howard … Likes to have a sub sandwich for pregame meals … A criminal justice major.

Paul Larsen’s Mercer Career Statistics Year GP-GS Min-Avg FG-FGA 2010-11 29-0 171-5.9 17-41

Pct 3 Pt FGA Pct .415 0-0 .000

FT-FTA Pct 22-38 .579

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REB Avg 52 1.8

PF-FO 16-0

A 6

TO 15

Blk Stl Pts Avg 0 6 56 1.9


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PAUL LARSEN MERCER CAREER HIGH GAMES Points: FG Made: FG Att:

8, at Florida State (11/23/10) 2, 4x MR vs. Belmont (2/24/11) 7, vs. Western Carolina (11/26/10)

3-Point FGs:

NA

3-Point FGA:

NA

FT Made:

4, at Florida State (11/23/10)

FT Att:

6, at Florida State (11/23/10)

Rebounds:

12, vs. Western Carolina (11/26/10)

Assists:

1, 6x MR vs. Kennesaw (2/15/11)

Blocks:

NA

Steals: Minutes:

1, 6x MR vs Campbell (2/5/11) 16, vs. Western Carolina (11/26/10)

Paul Larsen was just one of several MU players who helped out when the Bears put on a basketball clinic for children from the Jones County Special Olympics program

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2011-12 RETURNEE:

BUD THOMAS 6-6 210 SOPHOMORE FORWARD HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLO. REGIS JESUIT H.S. MAJOR: BUSINESS

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2010-11 Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team member ... For his first career basket for the Bears, hit a three-pointer versus Oglethorpe (11/12) ... Also had a rebound, steal and two assists in the opener ... Three points, three rebounds and two steals versus William & Mary (11/27) ... Three points and two steals in his first A-Sun game at Belmont (12/2) ... Received his first-ever career start for MU versus Lipscomb (12/4) and responded with nine points, two rebounds, two assists and a block ... First MU career free throws made versus Georgia (12/23) when he went 2-for-2 ... Had a career-high of 13 points (10 in second half ) in win at Upstate (1/29) ... Seven points and four boards at ETSU (1/31) ... First collegiate double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds versus Campbell (2/5) ... A career-best five steals versus Stetson (2/10) ... Nine points in a season-high 37 minute stint at Jacksonville (2/20) ... Set game highs for field goals made (5) and attempted (9) in regularseason finale win over Lipscomb (2/26), scoring 10 points. High School A graduate of Regis Jesuit (2010) … Coached by Ken Shaw … Three-stellar varsity seasons for RJHS … Led Regis Jesuit to back-to-back state of Colorado 5A championships … Was Colorado’s 5A “Mr. Basketball” in both 2009 and 2010 by the Denver Post … Also named as the Gatorade State of Colorado “Player of the Year” those same two seasons … A three-time all-state selection (second team in 2008), a threetime first team All-Continental League pick and a three-time Aurora all-city award winner … Joined a fraternity of just four players – Chucky Sproiling, Matt Bouldin and Chauncy Billups are the others – to win back-to-back “Mr. Basketball” honors and Gatorade “Player of the Year” for the state of Colorado … He and Bouldin are the only two players to also garner consecutive state titles to go along with those individual accolades … All-tournament for the state championships as a junior and senior, and 5A tourney “MVP” award in 2009 … Had game-tying

Bud Thomas’ Mercer Career Statistics Year GP-GS Min-Avg FG-FGA 2010-11 33-15 616-18.7 48-112

Pct 3 Pt FGA Pct .429 14-58 .241

FT-FTA Pct 29-43 .674

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REB Avg 86 2.6

PF-FO 40-1

A 30

TO 28

Blk Stl Pts Avg 9 28 139 4.2


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BUD THOMAS MERCER CAREER HIGH GAMES Points:

13, at USC Upstate (1/29/11)

FG Made:

5, vs. Lipscomb (2/26/11)

FG Att:

9, vs. Lipscomb (2/26/11)

3-Point FGs:

3, at Lipscomb (12/4/10)

3-Point FGA:

7, at Lipscomb (12/4/10)

FT Made:

7, vs. Lipscomb (3/3/11)

FT Att: Rebounds:

10, vs. Lipscomb (3/3/11) 10, vs Campbell (2/5/11)

Assists:

3, 3x MR vs. Lipscomb (2/26/11)

Blocks:

1, 9x MR vs. Lipscomb (3/3/11)

Steals: Minutes:

5, vs. Stetson - ot - (2/10/11) 37 at Jacksonville (2/20/11)

shot in the 2009 semi-final game which helped RJHS into its first-ever state title game, a half-court heave as regulation expired – which was featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter – and sent his team into overtime versus ThunderRidge (a game Regis Jesuit would eventually win by 10 points) ... His varsity teams were a combined 72-11 (.867), including a 27-1 record as a senior when he averaged 20.5 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three blocks per game en route to another 5A crown … RJHS was Colorado’s No. 1 ranked team and also rose to No. 7 in USA Today’s West Region poll his senior season. Personal Born April 22, 1992 in Wisconsin … Son of John and Sarah Koslosky … Has one brother and two sisters, all younger … Was also recruited by Buffalo, Evansville, Colorado State and Kent State … Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan … Has met Carmello Anthony, Julius “Dr. J” Erving and Deion Sanders … Most embarrassing sports moment was missing his firstever attempt at a slam dunk in a game … A business major.

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JIBRI BRYAN 6-4 180 r-FRESHMAN GUARD SAVANNAH, GA. BENEDICTINE MILITARY SCHOOL MAJOR: ACCOUNTING

6-6 195 r-FRESHMAN GUARD

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BOWDON, GA. BOWDON H.S. MAJOR: ENGINEERING

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2010-11 A redshirt for the Bears ... Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team member.

2010-11 A redshirt for the Bears ... Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team member.

High School A graduate of Benedictine Military School (2010) ... Coached by Jason Helton ... Three varsity seasons ... Stellar senior season, earning second team all-state, second team all-city and first team all-region, as well as playing in the NorthSouth All-Star Game ... As a senior, team also won regular season regional title and advanced to the Sweet 16 of state tournament for first time since 1977 ... As a junior, was first team all-city ... Sophomore season saw him earn second team allregion ... Team’s MVP as a sophomore and junior ... Scored over 1,500 points as a prep ... An Honor Roll student sophomore through senior years.

High School A graduate of Bowdon (2010) … Coached by Vic Coggins … Earned four varsity letters … Named all-region and all-area as both a junior and senior … All-state as a senior, as well as earning the Region and Area “Player of the Year” awards … As a senior, led team to its first 20-win season in 16 years and a region runner-up finish … Also an outstanding track and cross country athlete for BHS … As a senior in track, at state meet, placed fifth with 4x100 relay team, third in triple jump, third in 110 hurdles and fifth in discus … Also a state qualifier in cross country … National Honor Society member … Played AAU ball for the CC Stars.

Personal Born August 24, 1992 in Savannah, Ga. ... Son of Tyrone and Karen Byran ... Has one older brother ... Favorite athletes are Kobe Bryant and Paul Pierce, while favorite team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Chose MU because of the academics, coaching staff and great environment ... Was also recruited by Georgia Southern, Jacksonville and Marshall ... An accounting major and management minor.

Personal Born 8/9/92 in Carrollton, Ga. … Son of Brian and Candace Moten and Lakeicia Denson … Oldest of four children in family … Mother and father both played college basketball at the University of West Georgia … Has an uncle who earned his Master’s Degree in business from Mercer … Was also recruited by Jacksonville State … Favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant … Has met NBA star Dwight Howard … Favorite place is New York city … Has a pre-game ritual of washing his hands … An engineering major … Would also like to coach.

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SHAQUILLE HARRIS 6-2 190 JUNIOR GUARD AMERICUS, GA. AMERICUS-SUMTER HS MAJOR: BUSINESS

6-3 185 JUNIOR GUARD

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2010-11 Played one season at Enterprise State Community College in Alabama ... Jermaine Williams was his coach ... An all-conference first team and second team all-region selection ... Averaged 25 points, seven rebounds and four steals per game. 2009-10 Played at Chattahoochee Valley C.C. ... Coached by Richard Mahone. High School A graduate of Americus-Sumter (2009) ... A fouryear letterwinner ... Coached by Robert Cotton ... As a senior, was all-region first team and all-state honorable mention ... Team’s Offensive Player of the Year ... Team went to final 16 in state his freshman year (2005-06) and was the regional runnerup his junior season (2007-08) ... Also earned one letter in football ... Graduated 15th in class. Personal Born February 23, 1991 ... Son of John Harris and Nell Rhymes ... Has one younger sister ... Was also recruited by UTEP, Sam Houston State, Tarleton State and Central Michigan ... Favorite athlete is LeBron James and favorite sports team is the Baltimore Ravens ... Lists Florida as his favorite place ... Says word that bests describes him is “ambitious” ... Wants to mange his own business someday ... A business major.

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2010-11 Played at Gulf Coast Community College under Jay Powell ... Was selected first team All-Panhandle League ... Averaged 14.5 p.p.g., 2.3 r.p.g. and 2.9 a.p.g. ... Shot 83 percent from the free throw stripe. 2009-10 Began his collegiate career at NCAA Division I member Presbyterian College ... Set school assist records (during time as a Division I member) for single game and single season (90). High School A graduate of the Porter-Gaud School (2009) ... Prep coaches were Randy Clark and John Pearson ... Team won the state title in 2005-06 season ... Played club basketball for Georgia elite and was coached by Curtis Wheeler. Personal Born April 14, 1991 in Charleston, S.C. ... Son of Randy and Pearl Smith ... Has one older brother ... Was also recruited by the University of CaliforniaRiverside ... His favorite athlete is Kevin Garnett and his favorite sports team is the Dallas Cowboys ... Likes to eat red rice and fish for pre-game meals ... Would like to pursue a career in coaching and athletics administration on the high school level ... A business (sports management) major.


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T.J. HALLICE 6-9 205 FRESHMAN FORWARD WEDDINGTON, N.C. FISHBURNE MILITARY SCHOOL MAJOR: BUSINESS

6-4 190 FRESHMAN GUARD

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GAINESVILLE, GA. EAST HALL HS MAJOR: UNDECLARED

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High School A graduate of East Hall (2011) ... Coached by Joseph Dix Jr. ... A four-year letterwinner ... Twice named all-region ... First team all-state ... As a senior, averaged 15.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.1 steals per game.

High School Played a fifth prep year at Fishburne Military School in Virginia (2010-11) ... A graduate of Matrolina Christian Academy (2010), where he played two seasons ... Was coached by his father, Tim Hallice ... Was also twice selected team’s MVP ... Two-time All-Metro Athletic Conference ... As a junior and senior, combined to average 19.3 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game during that span ... Also attended Tabernacle Christian as a freshman and sophomore ... Team won state 2A title his sophomore season ... An honor roll student all four years.

Personal Born July 13, 1993 in Gainesville, Ga. ... Son of Carla Randolph ... Has three older sisters ... Favorite sports team is the Miami Heat and favorite athlete is LeBron James ... His favorite food is spaghetti, but likes to eat PB & J sandwiches before a game ... Says word that best describes him is “blessed” ... Most embarrassing sports moment came in fourth grade when he tried to dunk on a 9-foot basket and got hung up on the rim ... Undeclared major.

Personal Born January 25, 1992 in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Son of Tim and Robin Hallice ... Has three older sisters ... Was also recruited by UAB, Western Kentucky, The Citadel, UNLV, USC and VMI ... His father holds both the scoring and rebound records at New England College ... Favorite actor is Denzel Washington ... Favorite sports team is the Oklahoma City Thunder ... Has met Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr ... Likes to eat a chicken sandwich for pre-game meals ... A business (sports management) major with a minor in physical education.

BEAR PAUSE Michael Junod (at right) - who oversees MU’s University Center operation - also serves our country as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve. Mercer President William Underwood (at left) presented some mementos before Junod deployed to Afghanistan last year. The Bears appreciate the service of Junod, as well as all military members! 56


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HOMECOMING

Thurs., Nov. 4 Macon, Ga. 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 12 Macon, Ga. 3 p.m.

GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE UNIVERSITY bobcats

EMORY eagles

Quick Facts Location.......................... Milledgeville, Ga. Founded..............................................1889 Enrollment.........................................6,600 Nickname....................................... Bobcats Colors ............Hunter Green and Navy Blue Arena.................Centennial Center (4,071) Affiliation...........................NCAA Division II Conference.................................Peach Belt Interim President..........Dr. Stas Preczewski Athletics Director............... Wendell Staton Athletics Phone..................(478) 445-6341 Web Site................www.gcsubobcats.com

Quick Facts Location...................................Atlanta, Ga. Founded..............................................1836 Enrollment.......................................13,381 Nickname......................................... Eagles Colors....................................Blue and Gold Arena..............Woodruff PE Center (2,500) Affiliation..........................NCAA Division III Conference.......... University Athletic Assoc. President....................Dr. James W. Wagner Athletics Director.................... Tim Downes Athletics Phone..................(404) 727-5614 Web Site............www.emoryathletics.com

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.)..........Terry Sellers (19th) GCSU Record.......................314-194 (.618)/18 Overall Record............... 512-256 (.667)/27 Assistant Coach.....................Mark Gainous Assistant Coach.......................... Josh Hurst Basketball Phone...............(478) 445-4289

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.).......... Jason Zimmerman EU Record.............................................52-48/4 Overall Record................................52-48/4 Assistant Coach......................Chris Murphy Basketball Phone...............(404) 727-4422

Team Information Last Year’s Record.............................. 16-10 Conf. Record/Finish.......10-7/t. 2nd (west div.) Starters Ret./Lost............................................3/2 Letterwinners Ret./Lost............................9/6 Program History First Season of Basketball.............. 1970-71 All-Time Record . ................607-537 (.531) NCAA Appearances (most recent).....6 (2010) Media Relations MBB Contact.............................. Al Weston Office Phone.......................(478) 445-1779 E-mail...........................gcsu.sid@gcsu.edu Fax.....................................(478) 445-1790 All-Time Series............5-0 (non-exhibition)

Team Information Last Year’s Record................................ 20-5 Conf. Record/Finish......................11-3/2nd Starters Ret./Lost............................................4/1 Letterwinners Ret./Lost..........................13/2 Program History First Season of Basketball.............. 1986-87 All-Time Record..................290-334 (.465) NCAA Appearances (most recent)......1 (1990) Media Relations MBB Contact.............................John Farina Office Phone.......................(404) 727-6553 E-mail.......................... jfarina@emory.edu Fax.....................................(404) 727-3874 All-Time Series................. Mercer leads 1-0

REGIONAL at Columbia, Mo. University of Missouri Monday, Nov. 14 7 p.m (CT)/8 p.m. (ET)

SUB-REGIONAL at Macon, Ga. Mercer University Mon.-Wed. Nov. 21-23, 2011 vs. Sam Houston State Mon., Nov. 21, 2011 7 p.m. vs. Niagara Tue., Nov. 22, 2011 7 p.m. vs. South Dakota State Wed., Nov. 23, 2011 7 p.m.

Terry Sellers

Jared Holmes

Jason Zimmerman Austin Claunch 58

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2011-12 OPPONENT PREVIEWS Mon., Nov. 14 Columbia, Mo. 7 p.m. (CT)

Thurs., Nov. 17 Greenville, S.C. 7 p.m.

Mon., Nov. 21 Macon, Ga. 7 p.m.

FURMAN

SAM HOUSTON ST.

Quick Facts Location...............................Columbia, Mo. Founded..............................................1839 Enrollment.......................................32,000 Nickname.......................................... Tigers Colors.................................. Old Gold/Black Arena......................Mizzou Arena (15,061) Affiliation............................NCAA Division I Conference........................................Big 12 Interim President....................Steve Owens Athletics Director......................Mike Alden Athletics Phone..................(573) 882-6501 Web Site.....................www.mutigers.com

Quick Facts Location.............................. Greenville, S.C. Founded..............................................1826 Enrollment.........................................2,600 Nickname...................................... Paladins Colors...............................Purple andWhite Arena.................... Timmons Arena (5,000) Affiliation...........................NCAA Division I Conference...................................Southern President...................................Rod Smolla Athletics Director.................. Dr. Gary Clark Athletics Phone..................(864) 294-2150 Web Site.......... www.furmanpaladins.com

Quick Facts Location............................Huntsville, Texas Founded..............................................1879 Enrollment.......................................17,214 Nickname......................................Bearkats Colors............................. Orange and White Arena......Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum (6,100) Affiliation...........................NCAA Division I Conference...........Southland (western div.) President............................Dr. Dana Gibson Athletics Director............... Bobby Williams Athletics Phone..................(936) 294-3286 Web Site..................www.gobearkats.com

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.)............. Frank Haith (1st) UM Record.............................................0-0/1st Overall Record................. 129-101 (.561)/7 Assistant Coach...........................Tim Fuller Assistant Coach........................Ernie Nestor Assistant Coach......................... Isaac Chew Director of Operations.................Toby Lane Basketball Phone...............(573) 882-0720

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.)............ Jeff Jackson (6th) FU Record..................................63-91 (.409)/5 Overall Record................... 84-151 (.357)/8 Assistant Coach........................Bob Ritchey Assistant Coach................... Brian Thornton Assistant Coach..................... David Willson Basketball Phone...............(864) 294-2170

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.)...........Jason Hooten/2nd SHSU Record........................................18-13/1 Overall Record................................18-13/1 Assistant Coach....................... Alvin Brooks Assistant Coach.......................Chris Mudge Assistant Coach........................Will Weaver Basketball Phone...............(936) 294-1747

Team Information Last Year’s Record..............................22-11 Conf. Record/Finish..... 12-6/3rd (south div.) Starters Ret./Lost...........................................1/4 Letterwinners Ret./Lost...........................8/7

Team Information Last Year’s Record...............................18-13 Conf. Record/Finish....10-6/t. 1st (west. div.) Starters Ret./Lost............................................ 1/4 Letterwinners Ret./Lost............................3/8

Program History First Season of Basketball.............. 1908-09 All-Time Record............1,114-1,127 (.497) NCAA Appearances (most recent)......7 (1980) NIT Appearances (most recent...... 1 (1991)

Program History First Season of Basketball.............. 1917-18 All-Time Record............1,165-1,091 (.516) NCAA Appearances (most recent)......2 (2010) NIT Appearances (most recent).................0

Media Relations MBB Contact.........................Jordan Caskey Office Phone.......................(864) 294-3065 E-mail............. jordan.caskey@furman.edu Fax.....................................(864) 294-3061

Media Relations MBB Contact........................... Paul Ridings Office Phone.......................(936) 294-1764 E-mail.............................ridings@shsu.edu Fax.....................................(936) 294-3538

All-Time Series................. Mercer leads 8-5

All-Time Series....................... first meeting

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Jason Hooten

MISSOURI tigers

Team Information Last Year’s Record.............................. 23-11 Conf. Record/Finish..................... 8-8/t. 5th Starters Ret./Lost............................................5/0 Letterwinners Ret./Lost............................9/2 Program History First Season of Basketball.............. 1906-07 All-Time Record.............1,500-1038 (.591) NCAA Appearances (most recent)....24 (2011) NIT Appearances (most recent)..... 7 (2005) Media Relations MBB Contact......................................... tba Office Phone.......................(573) 884-2437 E-mail................................................... tba Fax.....................................(573) 882-4720 All-Time Series...............Missouri leads 3-0

Frank Haith

Marcus Denmon

paladins

Brandon Sebirumbi

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2011-12 OPPONENT PREVIEWS Tues., Nov. 22 Macon, Ga. 7 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 23 Macon, Ga. 7 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 1 Nashville, Tenn. 7:15 p.m. (CT) Thurs., Feb. 23 Macon, Ga. 7:30 p.m.

LIPSCOMB

NIAGARA

SOUTH DAKOTA ST.

Quick Facts Location.................Niagara University, N.Y. Founded..............................................1856 Enrollment.........................................3,853 Nickname.............................. Purple Eagles Colors.............................. Purple and White Arena...................Gallagher Center (2,400) Affiliation...........................NCAA Division I Conference..............Metro Atlantic Athletic President.......Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Athletics Director................ Ed McLaughlin Athletics Phone..................(716) 286-8600 Web Site...............www.purpleeagles.com

Quick Facts Location.............................. Brookings, S.D. Founded..............................................1881 Enrollment.......................................12,816 Nickname..................................Jackrabbits Colors................................ Yellow and Gold Arena........................... Frost Arena (6,500) Affiliation...........................NCAA Division I Conference.........................Summit League President.....................Dr. David L. Chicoine Athletics Director........................Justin Sell Athletics Phone..................(605) 688-5625 Web Site....................... www.gojacks.com

Quick Facts Location...............................Nashville, Tenn. Founded................................................1881 Enrollment...........................................4,018 Nickname........................................... Bisons Colors.................................. Purple and Gold Arena.............................Allen Arena (5,028) Affiliation..............................NCAA Division I Conference................................ Atlantic Sun President................Dr. L. Randolph Lowry III Athletics Director . .............Philip Hutcheson Athletics Phone....................(615) 966-5850 Web Site............ www.LipscombSports.com

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.)......... Joe Mihalich (14th) NU Record...........................232-170 (.577)/13 Overall Record............... 232-170 (.577)/13 Assistant Coach....................... Rod Ginyard Assistant Coach.......................Mike Farrelly Assistant Coach......................Kyle Neptune Director of Operations.............. Colin Curtin Basketball Phone...............(716) 286-8605

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.)............Scott Nagy (17th) SDSU Record.......................289-190 (.603)/15 Overall Record............... 289-190 (.603)/15 Assistant Coach..................... Rob Klinkefus Assistant Coach....................Austin Hansen Assistant Coach.......................Brian Cooley Basketball Phone...............(605) 688-5626

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.)..... Scott Sanderson (13th) LU Record........................ 197-165 (.542)/12 Overall Record................. 264-177 (.567)/15 Assistant Coach...................... Shaun Senters Assistant Coach.......................... Jay Walton Assistant Coach..................... Pete Froedden Basketball Phone.................(615) 966-6479

Team Information Last Year’s Record.............................. 19-12 Conf. Record/Finish...................... 10-8/5th Starters Ret./Lost............................................3/2 Letterwinners Ret./Lost............................8/3

Team Information Last Year’s Record............................... 17-13 Conf. Record/Finish....................... 12-8/4th Starters Ret./Lost.............................................2/3 Letterwinners Ret./Lost.............................6/9

Program History First Season of Basketball.............. 1903-04 All-Time Record......................1,330-949-1 NCAA Appearances (most recent)...............NA NIT Appearances (most recent)..............NA

Program History First Season of Basketball......................1926 All-Time Record..................1,240-857 (inc. records) NCAA Appearances (most recent)...........N/A NIT Appearances (most recent)....... 1 (2006)

Media Relations MBB Contact......................... Ryan Sweeter Office Phone.......................(605) 688-4822 E-mail...............ryan.sweeter@sdstate.edu Fax.....................................(605) 688-5999

Media Relations MBB Contact...........................Trevor Garrett Office Phone.........................(615) 966-5990 E-mail.........................trevor@lipscomb.edu Fax.......................................(615) 966-1806

All-Time Series....................... first meeting

All-Time Series............. Lipscomb leads 12-6

purple eagles

Team Information Last Year’s Record................................ 9-23 Conf. Record/Finish...................... 5-13/8th Starters Ret./Lost............................................3/2 Letterwinners Ret./Lost............................7/4 Program History First Season of Basketball.............. 1905-06 All-Time Record........ 1,373-1,088-1 (.558) NCAA Appearances (most recent)......3 (2007) NIT Appearances (most recent)... 13 (2009) Media Relations MBB Contact......................Derick Thornton Office Phone.......................(716) 286-8588 E-mail.................. dthornton@niagara.edu Fax.....................................(716) 286-8582 All-Time Series....................... first meeting

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Marvin Jordan

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2011-12 OPPONENT PREVIEWS Sat., Dec. 3 Nashville, Tenn. 4:15 p.m. (CT) Sat., Feb. 25 Macon, Ga. 4:30 p.m.

BELMONT bruins

Wed., Dec. 7 Birmingham, Ala 7 p.m. (CT)

SAMFORD bulldogs

Sat., Dec. 10 Macon, Ga. 7 p.m.

UT-CHATTANOOGA mocs

Quick Facts Location......................... Nashville, Tenn. Founded...........................................1951 Enrollment......................................5,936 Nickname...................................... Bruins Colors......................Navy, Red and White Arena..............Curb Event Center (5,000) Affiliation.........................NCAA Division I Conference........................... Atlantic Sun President................... Dr. Robert C. Fisher Athletics Director............. Mike Stickland Athletics Phone...............(615) 460-6420 Web Site.........www.belmontbruins.com

Quick Facts Location..........................Birmingham, Ala. Founded..............................................1841 Enrollment.........................................4,715 Nickname......................................Bulldogs Colors.....................................Red and Blue Arena................ Pete Hanna Center (5,000) Affiliation...........................NCAA Division I Conference...................................Southern President........... Dr. Andrew Westmoreland Athletics Director................Martin Newton Athletics Phone..................(205) 726-2966 Web Site............ www.samfordsports.com

Quick Facts Location....................... Chattanooga, Tenn. Founded..............................................1886 Enrollment.......................................11,438 Nickname........................................... Mocs Colors.................. Navy, Old Gold and Silver Arena............The McKenzie Arena (10,928) Affiliation...........................NCAA Division I Conference...................................Southern President.............................Dr. Joe DiPietro Athletics Director......................... Rick Hart Athletics Phone..................(423) 425-4495 Web Site.......................www.gomocs.com

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.)........... Rick Byrd (26th) BU Record........................518-278 (.651)/25 Overall Record.................610-333 (.647)/30 Assoc. Head Coach..................Brian Ayers Assistant Coach.................. James Strong Assistant Coach.......................Mark Price Basketball Phone...............(615) 460-5662

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.).......Jimmy Tillette (15th) SU Record............................218-200 (.522)/14 Overall Record............... 218-200 (.522)/14 Assoc. Head Coach....................... Paul Kelly Assistant Coach........................Lee Burgess Assistant Coach............... Terrance Johnson Director of Operations..............Jay Welborn Basketball Phone...............(205) 726-2920

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.)........ John Shulman (8th) SHSU Record.........................121-106 (.533)/7 Overall Record................. 121-106 (.533)/7 Assistant Coach..............DeAntoine Beasley Assistant Coach..........................Brent Jolly Assistant Coach.......................Rich Caberra Director of Operations........... Brian Benator Basketball Phone...............(423) 425-4592

Team Information Last Year’s Record.............................. 12-19 Conf. Record/Finish....4-14/6th (north div.) Starters Ret./Lost............................................3/2 Letterwinners Ret./Lost............................9/4

Team Information Last Year’s Record.............................. 16-16 Conf. Record/Finish.....12-6/t. 1st (north div.) Starters Ret./Lost............................................4/1 Letterwinners Ret./Lost............................7/4

Program History First Season of Basketball.............. 1901-02 All-Time Record............1,006-1,209 (.454) NCAA Appearances (most recent)......2 (2000) NIT Appearances (most recent)..............NA

Program History First Season of Basketball.............. 1915-16 All-Time Record...............1,153-924 (.555) NCAA Appearances (most recent)....10 (2009) NIT Appearances (most recent)..... 4 (1987)

Media Relations MBB Contact..........................Zac Schreiber Office Phone.......................(205) 726-2799 E-mail.....................zdschrei@samford.edu Fax.....................................(205) 726-2545

Media Relations MBB Contact............................. Jim Horten Office Phone.......................(423) 425-2350 E-mail.................... james-horten@utc.edu

Team Information Last Year’s Record............................. 30-5 Conf. Record/Finish....................19-1/1st Starters Ret./Lost........................................4/1 Letterwinners Ret./Lost...................... 10/3 Program History First Season of Basketball.................1952 All-Time Record...............947-761 (.554) NCAA Appearances (most recent).....6 (2011) NIT Appearances (most recent).... 6 (2009) Media Relations MBB Contact............................Greg Sage Office Phone....................(615) 460-6698 E-mail.............. greg.sage@belmont.edu Fax..................................(615) 460-5584 All-Time Series..........Belmont leads 18-5

Rick Byrd

Mick Hedgepeth

All-Time Series............. Mercer leads 57-46

Jimmy Tillette 61

Jeffrey Merritt

All-Time Series..........Mercer leads 30-28-1

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2011-12 OPPONENT PREVIEWS Tues., Dec. 20 Athens, Ga. 7 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 18 Newark, N.J. tba

SETON HALL

Thurs., Dec. 22 Duluth, Ga. 7 p.m.

GEORGIA

GEORGIA TECH

Quick Facts Location........................ South Orange, N.J. Founded..............................................1856 Enrollment.........................................9,700 Nickname.........................................Pirates Colors..................................Blue and White Arena................Prudential Center (10,862) Affiliation...........................NCAA Division I Conference..................................... Big East President...................Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban Athletics Director............... Patrick G. Lyons Athletics Phone..................(973) 761-9497 Web Site..................www.SHUpirates.com

Quick Facts Location....................................Athens, Ga. Founded..............................................1785 Enrollment.......................................34,810 Nickname......................................Bulldogs Colors....................................Red and Black Arena............Stegeman Coliseum (10,523) Affiliation............................NCAA Division I Conference............................ Southeastern President....................... Dr. Michael Adams Athletics Director................. Greg McGarity Athletics Phone..................(706) 542-9036 Web Site............... www.georgiadogs.com

Quick Facts Location.................................. Atlanta, Ga. Founded............................................. 1885 Enrollment...................................... 19,404 Nickname............................ Yellow Jackets Colors ......................... Old Gold and White Arena................Arena at Gwinnett (5,675) Affiliation........................... NCAA Division I Conference........................... Atlantic Coast President............... Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson Athletics Director..............Dan Radakovich Athletics Phone................. (404) 894-5400 Web Site . ...........www.ramblinwreck.com

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.)......... Kevin Willard (2nd) SHU Record..........................................13-18/1 Overall Record..................... 58-67 (.464)/4 Assoc. Head Coach......... Shaheen Holloway Assistant Coach..................... Chris Pompey Assistant Coach........................Dan McHale Director of Operations........ Stephen Sauers Basketball Phone...............(973) 761-9070

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.).................Mark Fox (3rd) UGA Record...............................35-29 (.547)/2 Overall Record................... 158-72 (.687)/6 Assistant Coach................ Kwanza Johnson Assistant Coach...................Phillip Pearson Assistant Coach.................. Stacey Palmore Director of Operations............Kent Davison Basketball Phone...............(706) 542-1432

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.)......... Brian Gregory (1st) GT Record..................................................0-0/1st Overall Record...................172-94 (.647)/8 Assistant Coach........................Chad Dollar Assistant Coach................... Josh Postorino Assistant Coach..................... Billy Schmidt Director of Operations............. Chris Jacobs Basketball Phone.............. (404) 894-5425

Team Information Last Year’s Record.............................. 13-18 Conf. Record/Finish.................... 7-11/12th Starters Ret./Lost............................................3/2 Letterwinners Ret./Lost............................6/5

Team Information Last Year’s Record.............................. 21-12 Conf. Record/Finish..... 9-7/t. 3rd (east div.) Starters Ret./Lost............................................2/3 Letterwinners Ret./Lost............................8/4

Team Information Last Year’s Record..............................13-18 Conf. Record/Finish..................5-11/t.10th Starters Ret./Lost...........................................2/3 Letterwinners Ret./Lost...........................9/4

Program History First Season of Basketball.............. 1903-04 All-Time Record........... 1,356-962-2 (.585) NCAA Appearances (most recent)......9 (2006) NIT Appearances (most recent)....16 (2010)

Program History First Season of Basketball.............. 1905-06 All-Time record.............1,270-1,072 (.542) NCAA Appearances (most recent)......9 (2011) NIT Appearances (most recent).... 11 (2007)

Program History First Season of Basketball..............1905-06 All-Time Record . ......... 1,252-1,105 (.531) NCAA Appearances (most recent)....16 (2010) NIT Appearances (most recent).....7 (2003)

Media Relations MBB Contact........................Matt Sweeney Office Phone.......................(973) 761-9493 E-mail............matthew.sweeney@shu.edu Fax.....................................(973) 761-9061

Media Relations MBB Contact...................................Tim Hix Office Phone.......................(706) 542-1621 E-mail........................thix@sports.uga.edu Fax.....................................(706) 542-9339

Media Relations MBB Contact..........................Mike Stamus Office Phone...................... (404) 894-5446 E-mail...... mstamus@athletics.gatech.edu Fax.................................... (404) 894-1248

All-Time Series....................... first meeting

All-Time Series............Georgia leads 52-23

All-Time Series....................GT leads 28-16

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Jordan Theodore

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Mark Fox

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2011-12 OPPONENT PREVIEWS Wed., Dec. 28 Tulsa, Okla. 8:30 p.m. (CT)

Fri., Dec. 30 Annapolis, Md. 7 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 2 Macon, Ga. 7:30 p.m. Mon., Jan. 30 Ft. Myers, Fla. 7:05 p.m.

NAVY

FLORIDA GULF COAST

Quick Facts Location....................................Tulsa, Okla. Founded..............................................1894 Enrollment.........................................4,165 Nickname........................ Golden Hurricane Colors..... Old Gold, Royal Blue and Crimson Arena.....Donald W. Reynolds Center (8,355) Affiliation...........................NCAA Division I Conference........................................C-USA President...................Dr. Steadman Upham Athletics Director........ Bubba Cunningham Athletics Phone..................(918) 631-2381 Web Site............ www.tulsahurricane.com

Quick Facts Location..............................Annapolis, Md. Founded..............................................1845 Enrollment.........................................4,400 Nickname................................Midshipmen Colors...........................Navy Blue and Gold Arena...........................Alumni Hall (5,710) Affiliation............................NCAA Division I Conference.......................... Patriot League Superintendent.....Vice Adm. Michael Miller, USN Athletics Director.................Chet Gladchuk Athletics Phone..................(410) 293-2700 Web Site................. www.NavySports.com

Quick Facts Location.............................. Fort Myers, Fla. Founded...............................................1997 Enrollment........................................13,000 Nickname.......................................... Eagles Colors................ Kelly Green and Royal Blue Arena............................ Alico Arena (4,500) Affiliation.............................NCAA Division I Conference............................... Atlantic Sun President.....................Dr. Wilson Bradshaw Athletics Director..................Ken Kavanagh Athletics Phone.................. (239) 590-7012 Web Site.............. www.FGCUathletics.com

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.)........... Doug Wojcik (7th) UT Record................................123-78 (.612)/6 Overall Record................... 123-78 (.612)/6 Assistant Head Coach.......... Jeremy Ballard Assistant Coach.....................Emmett Davis Assistant Coach................Terrence Rencher Director of Operations.............. Joe Wallace Basketball Phone...............(918) 631-2753

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.)............ Ed DeChellis (1st) USNA Record/Yrs..................................0-0/1st Overall Record/Yrs......... 219-231 (.487)/15 Assoc. Head Coach................. Jason Crafton Assoc. Head Coach..........................Dan Earl Assoc. Head Coach.............Aaron Goodman Assistant Coach............................D.J. Black Assistant Coach........................Greg Paulus Basketball Phone...............(410) 293-2627

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.)............ Andy Enfield (1st) FGCU Record.....................................0-0/1st Overall Record..................................0-0/1st Assistant Coach.........................Kevin Norris Assistant Coach..................... Marty Richter Assistant Coach......................... Michael Fry Director of Operations............. Joey Cantens Basketball Phone................(239) 590-7067

TULSA

golden hurricane

Team Information Last Year’s Record.............................. 19-13 Conf. Record/Finish...................11-5/t. 2nd Starters Ret./Lost............................................3/2 Letterwinners Ret./Lost............................9/3 Program History First Season of Basketball.............. 1907-08 All-Time Record............1,305-1,050 (.554) NCAA Appearances (most recent)....14 (2003) NIT Appearances (most recent)... 10 (2010) Media Relations MBB Contact........................Don Tomkalski Office Phone.......................(918) 631-3200 E-mail.........donald-tomkalski@utulsa.edu All-Time Series....................... first meeting

Doug Wojcik

Steven Idlet

midshipmen

Team Information Last Year’s Record.............................. 11-20 Conf. Record/Finish..................... 6-7/t. 4th Starters Ret./Lost............................................2/3 Letterwinners Ret./Lost............................5/4 Program History First Season of Basketball....................1908 All-Time Record...............1,295-915 (.586) NCAA Appearances (most recent)....11 (1998) NIT Appearances (most recent)..... 1 (1962) Media Relations MBB Contact..........................Chris Forman Office Phone.......................(410) 293-8774 E-mail........................... forman@usna.edu Fax.....................................(410) 293-8954

eagles

Team Information Last Year’s Record............................... 10-20 Conf. Record/Finish.................... 7-13/t. 7th Starters Ret./Lost.............................................2/3 Letterwinners Ret./Lost.............................8/8 Program History First Season of Basketball............... 2001-02 All-Time Record...................153-121 (.558) NCAA Appearances (most recent).................N/A NIT appearances (most recent)..............N/A Media Relations MBB Contact........................ Patrick Pierson Office Phone........................(239) 590-7061 E-mail...........................ppierson@fgcu.edu Fax......................................(239) 590-7014 All-Time Series.................. Mercer leads 7-1

All-Time Series................. Mercer leads 1-0

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2011-12 OPPONENT PREVIEWS Wed., Jan. 4 Macon, Ga. 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 7 Johnson City, Tenn. 4 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 9 Spartanburg, S.C. 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 28 DeLand, Fla. 3:15 p.m.

Mon., Feb. 6 Macon, Ga. 7 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 4 Macon, Ga. 4:30 p.m.

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EAST TENNESSEE ST.

Quick Facts Location...............................DeLand, Fla. Founded..........................................1883 Enrollment.....................................2,200 Nickname.................................... Hatters Colors................Hunter Green and White Arena................Edmunds Center (4,000) Affiliation........................NCAA Division I Conference...........................Atlantic Sun President.................. Dr. Wendy B. Libby Athletics Director.....................Jeff Altier Athletics Phone.............. (386) 822-8100 Web Site................ www.gohatters.com

Quick Facts Location.........................Johnson City, Tenn. Founded............................................... 1911 Enrollment........................................ 14,500 Nickname................................... Buccaneers Colors...................... Navy Blue and Old Gold Arena....ETSU/MHSA Athletic Center (6,500) Affiliation............................. NCAA Division I Conference................................Atlantic Sun President.......................Dr. Paul Stanton, Jr. Athletics Director.....................Dave Mullins Athletics Phone................... (423) 439-4343 Web Site......................www.ETSUBucs.com

Quick Facts Location....................... Spartanburg, S.C. Founded...........................................1967 Enrollment......................................5,485 Nickname...................................Spartans Colors..........Dark Green, White and Black Arena................G. B. Hodge Center (818) Affiliation.........................NCAA Division I Conference........................... Atlantic Sun Chancellor................... Dr. Thomas Moore Athletics Director......................Mike Hall Athletics Phone...............(864) 503-5141 Web Site.......www.upstatespartans.com

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.).... Casey Alexander (1st) SU Record..........................................0-0/1st Overall Record............................. 0-0/1st Assistant Coach.................Roger Idstrom Assistant Coach.................. Steve Drabyn Assistant Coach..................Dwight Evans Basketball Phone........... (386) 822-8120

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.)..........Murry Bartow (9th) ETSU Record........................162-99 (.621)/8 Overall Record.................265-182 (.593)/14 Assistant Coach....................... Scott Wagers Assistant Coach............................Mike Boyd Assistant Coach..................Thomas Johnson Basketball Phone................ (423) 439-4207

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.)...... Eddie Payne (10th) USCU Record................... 120-146 (.451)/9 Overall Record..............380-379 (.501)/26 Assistant Coach........................Kyle Perry Assistant Coach....................Ryan Walker Assistant Coach.......................Kante Hart Basketball Phone............(864) 503-5141

Team Information Last Year’s Record............................. 8-23 Conf. Record/Finish................ 6-14/t. 8th Starters Ret./Lost........................................2/4 Letterwinners Ret./Lost........................ 6/7

Team Information Last Year’s Record............................... 24-12 Conf. Record/Finish.......................16-4/2nd Starters Ret./Lost.............................................2/3 Letterwinners Ret./Lost.............................9/4

Team Information Last Year’s Record............................. 5-25 Conf. Record/Finish................. 4-16/11th Starters Ret./Lost........................................2/3 Letterwinners Ret./Lost........................ 9/6

Program History First Season of Basketball...........1900-01 All-Time Record...........1,171-1,015 (.536) NCAA Appearances (most recent).....N/A NIT Appearances (most recent).........N/A

Program History First Season of Basketball................1918-19 All-Time Record................ 1,190-939 (.559) NCAA Appearances (most recent)...9 (2010) NIT Appearances (most recent).......2 (2007)

Program History First Season of Basketball........... 1967-68 All-Time Record...............671-556 (.547) NCAA Appearances (most recent)..... N/A NIT Appearances (most recent)......... N/A

Media Relations Interim MBB Contact.......Jessee Cazakoff Office Phone................... (386) 822-8130 Interim E-mail..... jcazakoff@stetson.edu Fax................................. (386) 822-7486

Media Relations MBB Contact........................ Michael White Office Phone . ..................... (423) 439-4220 E-mail.............................whitem@etsu.edu Fax...................................... (423) 439-6138

Media Relations MBB Contact.......................Alex Edwards Office Phone....................(864) 503-5166 E-mail ...............aedwards@uscupstate.edu Fax..................................(864) 503-5127

All-Time Series.........Stetson leads 69-50

All-Time Series ...................ETSU leads 11-2

All-Time Series.............. Mercer leads 7-2

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2011-12 OPPONENT PREVIEWS Fri., Jan. 13 Macon, Ga. 7:06 p.m. Fri., Feb. 10 Kennesaw, Ga. 7:06 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 21 Macon, Ga. 4:30 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 23 Macon, Ga. 7 p.m.

Mon., Feb. 20 Jacksonville, Fla. 7 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 18 Jacksonville, Fla. 3:30 p.m.

KENNESAW ST.

NORTH FLORIDA

JACKSONVILLE

Quick Facts Location........................... Kennesaw, Ga. Founded...........................................1963 Enrollment....................................23,452 Nickname.........................................Owls Colors.............. Black and Kennesaw Gold Arena.... KSU Convocation Center (4,800) Affiliation.........................NCAA Division I Conference........................... Atlantic Sun President.............................Dr. Dan Papp Athletics Director..........Vaughn Williams Athletics Phone...............(770) 423-6284 Web Site................... www.ksuowls.com

Quick Facts Location........................ Jacksonville, Fla. Founded...........................................1969 Enrollment....................................16,621 Nickname.................................... Ospreys Colors........................Navy Blue and Gray Arena......................... UNF Arena (5,800) Affiliation.........................NCAA Division I Conference........................... Atlantic Sun President............................ John Delaney Athletics Director.....................Lee Moon Athletics Phone...............(904) 620-2833 Web Site............. www.UNFOspreys.com

Quick Facts Location............................ Jacksonville, Fla. Founded...............................................1934 Enrollment..........................................3,436 Nickname.......................................Dolphins Colors.................................. Green and Gold Arena............. Veterans Memorial Arena (5,181) Affiliation.............................NCAA Division I Conference............................... Atlantic Sun President.....................Dr. Kerry Romesburg Athletics Director................. Alan Verlander Athletics Phone...................(904) 256-7400 Web Site.................. www.JUDolphins.com

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.).......Lewis Preston (1st) KSU Record/Yrs............................0-0/1st Overall Record/Yrs........................0-0/1st Assistant Coach......................Mike Smith Assistant Coach.............. Jimmy Lallathin Assistant Coach.......................Tim Morris Basketball Phone............(770) 449-3645

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.)..... Matthew Driscoll (3rd) UNF Record...................... 28-37 (.431)/2 Overall Record................ 54-114 (.321)/6 Assistant Coach.................Bobby Kennen Assistant Coach.....................Bruce Evans Assistant Coach.................... Byron Taylor Director of Operations.........Lee Moon, Jr. Basketball Phone...............(904) 620-2833

Coaching Staff Head Coach (Yrs.).............Cliff Warren (6th) JU Record............................. 72-78 (.480)/5 Overall Record...................... 72-78 (.480)/5 Assistant Coach........................ Darryl Bruce Assistant Coach...................... Winston Neal Assistant Coach....................... Trevor Quinn Basketball Phone................(904) 256-7415

owls

Team Information Last Year’s Record............................. 8-23 Conf. Record/Finish................ 6-14/t. 8th Starters Ret./Lost........................................4/1 Letterwinners Ret./Lost........................ 9/5 Program History First Season of Basketball........... 1985-86 All-Time Record...............406-366 (.526) NCAA Appearances (most recent)............N/A NIT Appearances (most recent)......... N/A Media Relations MBB Contact.........................Scott Lipsky Office Phone....................(678) 797-2192 E-mail.................slipsky@kennesaw.edu Fax..................................(770) 423-6665 All-Time Series.............. Mercer leads 7-5

Lewis Preston

Markeith Cummings

ospreys

Team Information Last Year’s Record........................... 15-19 Conf. Record/Finish................. 10-10/6th Starters Ret./Lost........................................4/1 Letterwinners Ret./Lost........................ 8/3 Program History First Season of Basketball........... 1992-93 All-Time Record...............200-340 (.370) NCAA Appearances (most recent)..... N/A NIT Appearances (most recent)......... N/A Media Relations MBB Contact......................Brian Morgan Office Phone....................(904) 620-4027 E-mail.......................b.morgan@unf.edu Fax..................................(904) 620-3943 All-Time Series............ Mercer leads 10-2

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dolphins

Team Information Last Year’s Record............................... 20-11 Conf. Record/Finish........................13-7/3rd Starters Ret./Lost.............................................5/2 Letterwinners Ret./Lost.............................8/4 Program History First Season of Basketball............... 1948-49 All-Time Record...................918-779 (.533) NCAA Appearances (most recent).... 5 (1986) NIT Appearances (most recent)...... 7 (2010) Media Relations MBB Contact ...............................Joel Lamp Office Phone........................(904) 256-7409 E-mail................................... jlamp@ju.edu Fax......................................(904) 256-7424 All-Time Series.......Jacksonville leads 29-18

Cliff Warren

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2012 A-SUN CHAMPIONSHIPS

FEB. 29-MAR. 3, 2012 * MACON, GA. * UNIVERSITY CENTER Web Resources for the 2012 A-Sun Basketball Championships: Mercer University: www.mercer.edu Mercer Athletics: www.MercerBears.com Ticket Information: www.mercerbears.com/tickets

The 28th edition of the A-Sun Basketball Championships will take place on February 29-March 3, 2012 at the beautiful University Center on the campus of Mercer University. Make your plans now to come to Macon, Ga. to be a part of the culmination of the season for both the women’s and men’s teams in the A-Sun...with the right to represent the Conference in their respective NCAA tournaments on the line! For more information, call (478) 301-2994.

Mercer Athletics Visitors Guide: www.MercerBears.com/visitors_2011.pdf A-Sun Championships Page: www.atlanticsun.org/mbasketball/championship Macon Convention & Visitor’s Bureau: www.maconga.org City of Macon: www.cityofmacon.net

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IN THIS SECTION:

-SEASON WRAP-UP -POST-SEASON HONORS -RESULTS -STATISTICS -HIGHS & LOWS -GAME-BY-GAME REVIEWS -A-SUN STATISTICS & AWARDS 29

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Against all odds, 2010-11 Bears came through in a big way Rocky Balboa would have loved the 2010-11 Mercer University men’s basketball team. The Bears took it on the chin and yet still achieved despite the odds. “I was really proud of the way the team responded to the challenges they faced,” said MU Head Coach Bob Hoffman. “Their hallmark was the way they came together as a group. The team was the ‘poster child’ for what you can accomplish when you work together as a unit on the floor and not as five individuals.” The biggest blows to the Mercer squad came mid-season and just 11 days apart when the Bears lost two of its senior cornerstone players- Jeff Smith and Brandon Moore. The duo, at the time, were MU’s top two scorers and both ranked among the teams rebound leaders, as well. Smith went down with a knee injury in the waning seconds of Mercer’s overtime win over Jacksonville at home. Moore was lost four games later at East Tennessee State, also suffering a knee injury. At time of Moore’s injury, MU had begun to turn around a 4-13 start to the season, winning three-of-four games prior to ETSU. But Mercer’s team not only overcame the adversity, it seemed to downright embrace it. Buoyed by the play of senior Brian Mills – who would earn first team All-A-Sun accolades – the Bears won six of their final eight regular season games to qualify as the No. 5 seed in the A-Sun tournament. MU would advance all the way to the semifinals, losing to eventual champion – and top seed – Belmont in what most regarded as the best battle of the tournament.

Even losing two of its top scorers - Brandon Moore (left) and Jeff Smith (right) mid-season (less than two weeks apart) could not keep the young Bears’ team from a 27th-straight post-season conference tournament berth in 2010-11.

Perhaps even more important was that Hoffman’s team continued to get it done in the classroom. A total of 10 members of the Bears’ squad were cited on the A-Sun’s “AlAcademic Team” for 2010-11.

“It was very exciting and satisfying to see our young players kind of grow up right before our eyes on the court,” Hoffman said. “They were baptized by fire because of our injury situation. But they did not shy away from the challenges. They may have made some youthful mistakes, but they were eager to learn and were open to instruction to improve.

The emergence of Mercer’s freshman class was also a pleasant by-product for Hoffman. Pressed into service by the injuries, the group garnered valuable court time and game experience. The newcomers not only filled the minutes, but delivered with quality. Point guard Langston Hall was tabbed on the A-Sun AllFreshman Team, starting all 33 games and ranking among the league leaders in assists. Forward Bud Thomas played in all 33 games, as well, and made 15 starts. Likewise, 6-11 center Monty Brown started the final 10 games of the season, to name a few.

“It’s that type of attitude that makes me believe the group has many good things ahead.”

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2010-11 POSTSEASON HONORS & AWARDS 2010-11 ACCOLADES *All-Atlantic Sun Conference: Brian Mills (1st team) *All-Sun All-Freshman Team: Langston Hall *A-Sun “Player of the Week”: Brian Mills (2/28/2010) *A-Sun “Newcomer of the Week”: Langston Hall (2/22/2010) *A-Sun All-Academic Team: Monty Brown Jibri Bryan Justin Cecil Jake Gollon Mark Hall Langston Hall R.J. Miskimon Darious Moten David O’Shaughnessy Bud Thomas

Brian Mills had a break-out senior season for Mercer in 2010-11, earning 1st team All-A-Sun honors.

*Atlantic Sun Conference All-Tournament: Brian Mills *Mercer University Male “Athlete of the Year”: Brian Mills Henry H. “Trot” Ware Jr. Award (MU Basketball Highest GPA): R.J. Miskimon

Langston Hall was named to the A-Sun’s All-Freshman Team.

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2010-11 RESULTS

DATE OPPONENT W/L SCORE ATT. HIGH POINTS 11/12/10 OGLETHORPE W 67-44 1937 (14) CECIL, Justin 11/13/10 at UTEP L 74-87 2152 (22) SMITH, Jeff 11/20/10 HARVARD L 69-75 2934 (20) SMITH, Jeff 11/23/10 at Florida State L 55-79 6215 (14) MOORE, Brandon 11/26/10 vs Western Carolina W 71-66 1224 (21) MILLS, Brian 11/27/10 at William & Mary L 52-57 1011 (23) SMITH, Jeff 11/28/10 vs Gardner-Webb L 65-78 1126 (15) HALL, Langston (NOVEMBER RECORD: 2-5) 12/2/10 *at Belmont L 67-89 2104 (22) MOORE, Brandon 12/4/10 *at Lipscomb L 65-77 2345 (15) HALL, Langston (15) MILLS, Brian 12/10/10 NAVY W 73-68 2182 (22) SMITH, Jeff 12/23/10 GEORGIA L 53-56 3274 (21) MILLS, Brian 12/30/10 CHARLOTTE L 63-64 1333 (15) SMITH, Jeff 12/31/10 at Georgia Tech L 78-87 6094 (23) SMITH, Jeff (DECEMBER RECORD: 1-5) 1/3/11 *EAST TENNESSEE STATE L 61-62 1286 (18) MILLS, Brian 1/5/11 *USC UPSTATE W 70-59 1268 (30) MILLS, Brian 1/10/11 *at Campbell Lot 74-80 1371 (20) MOORE, Brandon 1/14/11 *at Stetson L 72-79 1897 (21) SMITH, Jeff 1/16/11 *at Florida Gulf Coast W 50-47 1347 (13) SMITH, Jeff 1/20/11 *JACKSONVILLE Wot 70-68 1932 (24) MILLS, Brian 1/22/11 *NORTH FLORIDA L 64-74 2618 (16) MILLS, Brian 1/25/11 *at Kennesaw State W 78-70 2057 (22) MOORE, Brandon 1/29/11 *at USC Upstate W 65-53 818 (16) MOORE, Brandon 1/31/11 *at East Tennessee State L 75-82 3099 (23) CECIL, Justin (JANUARY RECORD: 5-5) 2/5/11 *CAMPBELL W 63-45 2671 (20) MILLS, Brian 2/10/11 *STETSON Wot 72-62 1867 (23) HALL, Mark 2/12/11 *FLORIDA GULF COAST W 74-61 2163 (22) MILLS, Brian 2/15/11 *KENNESAW STATE W 57-55 1648 (18) MILLS, Brian 2/18/11 *at North Florida W 78-75 2402 (34) MILLS, Brian 2/20/11 *at Jacksonville L 68-74 1617 (22) HALL, Langston 2/24/11 *BELMONT L 64-75 2331 (15) MILLS, Brian 2/26/11 *LIPSCOMB W 68-67 2766 (20) MILLS, Brian (FEBRUARY RECORD: 6-2) 3/3/11 +LIPSCOMB W 73-63 2224 (27) MILLS, Brian 3/4/11 +BELMONT L 72-80 2488 (21) MILLS, Brian (MARCH RECORD: 1-1) Home games in BOLD CAPS ^ = Legends Classic game * = Atlantic Sun Conference game += A-Sun Tournament game

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY HOME AWAY NEUTRAL TOTAL

GAMES 17 14 2 33

TOTALS 36922 34529 2350 73801

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AVG/GAME 2172 2466 1175 2236

HIGH REBOUNDS (7) LARSEN, Paul (7) MOORE, Brandon (13) MOORE, Brandon (5) SMITH, Jeff (6) MOORE, Brandon (12) LARSEN, Paul (6) MILLS, Brian (8) MOORE, Brandon

(10) MOORE, Brandon (12) MILLS, Brian (7) MILLS, Brian (12) MILLS, Brian (8) MILLS, Brian (6) SMITH, Jeff (6) MOORE, Brandon (8) MILLS, Brian (12) MILLS, Brian (11) MOORE, Brandon (13) MOORE, Brandon (8) SMITH, Jeff (5) MOORE, Brandon (6) HALL, Langston (9) MILLS, Brian (11) MOORE, Brandon (7) CECIL, Justin (10) THOMAS, Bud (8) MILLS, Brian (8) GOLLON, Jakob (7) MILLS, Brian (7) CECIL, Justin (5) MILLS, Brian (5) GOLLON, Jakob (8) MILLS, Brian (6) CECIL, Justin (6) THOMAS, Bud (6) MILLS, Brian (10) MILLS, Brian


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2010-11 STATISTICS RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE (returning players in BOLD TYPE)

OVERALL 15-18 11-9 4-9

HOME 10-7 7-3 3-4

AWAY 4-10 4-6 0-4

NEUTRAL 1-1 0-0 1-1

ALL GAMES

TOTAL 3-PTS REBOUNDS Player GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def MILLS, Brian 33 33 1011 30.6 195 428 .456 19 69 .275 127 176 .722 69 130 SMITH, Jeff 19 18 593 31.2 90 215 .419 24 80 .300 75 108 .694 17 40 MOORE, Brandon 22 21 575 26.1 93 193 .482 3 17 .176 73 111 .658 42 102 HALL, Langston 33 33 1098 33.3 91 243 .374 54 136 .397 33 46 .717 16 86 HALL, Mark 33 25 885 26.8 69 165 .418 52 123 .423 48 62 .774 24 31 CECIL, Justin 30 8 433 14.4 55 159 .346 28 99 .283 24 31 .774 19 57 THOMAS, Bud 33 15 616 18.7 48 112 .429 14 58 .241 29 43 .674 24 62 GOLLON, Jakob 33 2 532 16.1 42 89 .472 9 28 .321 45 58 .776 30 69 SMITH, Chris 33 0 346 10.5 15 58 .259 6 18 .333 35 56 .625 16 31 LARSEN, Paul 29 0 171 5.9 17 41 .415 0 0 .000 22 38 .579 19 33 BROWN, Monty 24 10 138 5.8 12 28 .429 0 0 .000 12 21 .571 9 16 O’SHAUGHNESSEY, David 18 0 67 3.7 3 8 .375 1 6 .167 7 16 .438 5 4 CANEVARI, Kevin 30 0 162 5.4 6 15 .400 2 8 .250 2 4 .500 3 8 COURSEY, Daniel 18 0 41 2.3 2 12 .167 0 0 .000 0 1 .000 4 1 PRICE, Ted 3 0 1 0.3 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 JACKSON, Marquisse 2 0 4 2.0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 MISKIMON, R.J. 4 0 3 0.8 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 TEAM 50 66 Total 33 738 1766 .418 212 642 .330 532 771 .690 347 736 Opponents 33 754 1735 .435 193 607 .318 557 804 .693 358 800

Tot 199 57 144 102 55 76 86 99 47 52 25 9 11 5 0 0 0 116 1083 1158

Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts 6.0 107 7 41 75 16 31 536 3.0 46 0 67 68 1 22 279 6.5 63 1 23 58 21 19 262 3.1 71 0 117 68 11 43 269 1.7 97 6 48 36 1 35 238 2.5 55 0 10 16 10 10 162 2.6 40 1 30 28 9 28 139 3.0 73 2 17 34 9 25 138 1.4 54 1 8 25 2 13 71 1.8 16 0 6 15 0 6 56 1.0 25 0 6 14 8 0 36 0.5 14 0 1 5 0 2 14 0.4 22 0 19 19 0 8 16 0.3 4 0 2 2 1 1 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.5 3 6 0 32.8 692 18 395 469 89 243 2220 35.1 706 - 381 509 112 248 2258

Avg 16.2 14.7 11.9 8.2 7.2 5.4 4.2 4.2 2.2 1.9 1.5 0.8 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 67.3 68.4

SCORE BY PERIODS: 1st 2nd OT Total Mercer Univ. 992 1192 36 2220 Opponents 1066 1162 30 2258

A-SUN CONFERENCE GAMES ONLY

TOTAL 3-PTS REBOUNDS Player GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts MILLS, Brian 20 20 631 31.6 125 281 .445 13 41 .317 86 120 .717 38 84 122 6.1 56 3 28 39 7 21 349 SMITH, Jeff 8 7 248 31.0 33 87 .379 7 32 .219 34 49 .694 7 19 26 3.3 20 0 28 32 0 8 107 MOORE, Brandon 12 12 294 24.5 53 104 .510 3 10 .300 37 62 .597 28 59 87 7.3 33 1 13 29 12 8 146 HALL, Langston 20 20 672 33.6 56 153 .366 33 83 .398 24 35 .686 4 60 64 3.2 36 0 73 41 9 24 169 HALL, Mark 20 19 591 29.6 45 105 .429 36 81 .444 34 44 .773 17 24 41 2.1 58 4 32 25 0 20 160 CECIL, Justin 18 1 245 13.6 34 97 .351 21 61 .344 22 25 .880 14 32 46 2.6 35 0 4 7 7 5 111 THOMAS, Bud 20 13 442 22.1 42 87 .483 11 40 .275 17 26 .654 20 41 61 3.1 32 1 23 19 7 18 112 GOLLON, Jakob 20 0 367 18.4 27 60 .450 5 17 .294 29 40 .725 24 42 66 3.3 47 1 12 20 8 16 88 SMITH, Chris 20 0 251 12.6 10 40 .250 5 13 .385 28 40 .700 10 21 31 1.6 38 1 6 17 2 6 53 BROWN, Monty 15 8 95 6.3 9 23 .391 0 0 .000 7 15 .467 5 14 19 1.3 20 0 4 10 4 0 25 LARSEN, Paul 18 0 68 3.8 6 14 .429 0 0 .000 8 13 .615 4 13 17 0.9 6 0 3 8 0 2 20 CANEVARI, Kevin 18 0 105 5.8 3 7 .429 1 4 .250 2 4 .500 2 5 7 0.4 9 0 11 11 0 4 9 O’SHAUGHNESSEY, David 8 0 35 4.4 1 4 .250 0 3 .000 2 7 .286 2 1 3 0.4 9 0 1 3 0 1 4 COURSEY, Daniel 11 0 26 2.4 1 6 .167 0 0 .000 0 1 .000 2 0 2 0.2 4 0 2 2 1 1 2 PRICE, Ted 2 0 1 0.5 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 MISKIMON, R.J. 2 0 1 0.5 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 JACKSON, Marquisse 2 0 4 2.0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 TEAM 33 41 74 3.7 2 4 0 Total 20 445 1068 .417 135 385 .351 330 481 .686 210 456 666 33.3 407 11 240 267 57 134 1355 Opponents 20 465 1075 .433 109 344 .317 315 459 .686 221 489 710 35.5 441 - 225 291 65 139 1354 SCORE BY PERIODS: 1st 2nd OT Total Mercer Univ. 597 722 36 1355 Opponents 632 692 30 1354

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POINTS 89 at Belmont (12/2/10) 87 at Georgia Tech (12/31/10) 87 at UTEP (11/13/10) 82 at East Tennessee State (1/31/11) FIELD GOALS MADE 30 at Belmont (12/2/10) 28 at Jacksonville (2/20/11) 28 at Kennesaw State (1/25/11) 28 at Florida State (11/23/10) FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 67 BELMONT (2/24/11) 64 JACKSONVILLE (1/20/11) FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE .553 (26-47) NORTH FLORIDA (1/22/11) .549 (28-51) at Kennesaw State (1/25/11) .549 (28-51) at Florida State (11/23/10) 3 PT FIELD GOALS MADE 10 NAVY (12/10/10) 10 HARVARD (11/20/10) 3 PT FG ATTEMPTS 30 OGLETHORPE UNIV. (11/12/10) 29 LIPSCOMB (3/3/11) 3 PT FG PERCENTAGE .563 (9-16) at East Tennessee State (1/31/11) .474 (9-19) NORTH FLORIDA (1/22/11) FREE THROWS MADE 32 at UTEP (11/13/10) 30 LIPSCOMB (2/26/11) FREE THROW ATTEMPTS 44 at UTEP (11/13/10) 39 at Campbell (1/10/11) FREE THROW PERCENTAGE .875 (14-16) at Jacksonville (2/20/11) .833 (20-24) at Belmont (12/2/10) REBOUNDS 48 at Florida State (11/23/10) 45 at Campbell (1/10/11) ASSISTS 21 at Belmont (12/2/10) 18 NORTH FLORIDA (1/22/11) 18 at Georgia Tech (12/31/10) STEALS 14 OGLETHORPE UNIV. (11/12/10) 12 at Campbell (1/10/11) 12 CHARLOTTE (12/30/10) BLOCKED SHOTS 13 at Florida State (11/23/10) 10 at Campbell (1/10/11) TURNOVERS 22 CHARLOTTE (12/30/10) 22 at Florida State (11/23/10) FOULS 29 at Campbell (1/10/11)

TEAM LOWS

POINTS 44 OGLETHORPE UNIV. (11/12/10) 45 CAMPBELL (2/5/11) 47 at Florida Gulf Coast (1/16/11) FIELD GOALS MADE 13 CAMPBELL (2/5/11) 16 at William & Mary (11/27/10) 16 at Florida Gulf Coast (1/16/11) 16 at USC Upstate (1/29/11) FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 42 at William & Mary (11/27/10) 45 GEORGIA (12/23/10) FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE .250 (13-52) CAMPBELL (2/5/11) .291 (16-55) at USC Upstate (1/29/11) 3 PT FIELD GOALS MADE 2 GEORGIA (12/23/10) 2 at North Florida (2/18/11) 3 PT FG ATTEMPTS 8 GEORGIA (12/23/10) 11 at Campbell (1/10/11) 3 PT FG PERCENTAGE .125 (3-24) vs Western Carolina (11/26/10) .133 (2-15) at North Florida (2/18/11) FREE THROWS MADE 4 OGLETHORPE UNIV. (11/12/10) 6 USC UPSTATE (1/5/11) FREE THROW ATTEMPTS 6 OGLETHORPE UNIV. (11/12/10) 10 CHARLOTTE (12/30/10) FREE THROW PERCENTAGE .429 (6-14) USC UPSTATE (1/5/11) .520 (13-25) EAST TENNESSEE STATE (1/3/11) REBOUNDS 24 OGLETHORPE UNIV. (11/12/10) 24 NAVY (12/10/10) ASSISTS 4 KENNESAW STATE (2/15/11) 4 LIPSCOMB (2/26/11) STEALS 2 FLORIDA GULF COAST (2/12/11) 3 at William & Mary (11/27/10) 3 KENNESAW STATE (2/15/11) BLOCKED SHOTS 0 OGLETHORPE UNIV. (11/12/10) 0 JACKSONVILLE (1/20/11) 0 FLORIDA GULF COAST (2/12/11) TURNOVERS 8 BELMONT (2/24/11) 9 LIPSCOMB (3/3/11) FOULS 13 at William & Mary (11/27/10) 14 KENNESAW STATE (2/15/11)

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Points 32 MOORE, Jon vs Gardner-Webb (11/28/10) 30 CUMMINGS, Markeith vs Kennesaw St (2/15/11) 29 WEBSTER, Christian vs Harvard (11/20/10) 28 SMITH, Mike at East Tennessee State (1/31/11) 28 HODZIC, Adnan at Lipscomb (12/4/10) Field Goals Made 11 CUMMINGS, Markeith vs Kennesaw St (2/15/11) 10 HODZIC, Adnan at Lipscomb (12/4/10) Field Goal Att. 19 CRAIG, Torrey at USC Upstate (1/29/11) 18 THOMPKINS, Trey vs Georgia (12/23/10) FG Pct (min 5 made) .833 (10-12) HODZIC, Adnan at Lipscomb (12/4/10) .833 (5-6) HOLSEY,Kammeon at Georgia Tech (12/31/10) 3-Point FG Made 6 SUGARS, Jordan vs NAVY (12/10/10) 5 SMITH, Parker vs North Florida (1/22/11) 5 MOORE, Jon vs Gardner-Webb (11/28/10) 3-Point FG Att. 11 SMITH, Parker vs North Florida (1/22/11) 11 MOORE, Jon vs Gardner-Webb (11/28/10) 3-Pt FG Pct (min 2 made) 1.000 (3-3) SMITH, Mike at East Tennessee State (1/31/11) 1.000 (3-3) WILLIAMS, Jimmy vs North Florida (1/22/11) Free Throws Made 15 SLATER, Josh vs Lipscomb (2/26/11) 12 WEBSTER, Christian vs Harvard (11/20/10) Free Throw Att. 17 SLATER, Josh vs Lipscomb (2/26/11) 16 MERTHIE, Lorne at Campbell (1/10/11) FT Pct (min 3 made) 1.000 (10-10) GRANBERRY, Jerron at No. Florida (2/18/11) 1.000 (8-8) WALDEN, Corey vs Stetson (2/10/11) 1.000 (8-8) LESLIE, Travis vs Georgia (12/23/10) 1.000 (8-8) CULPEPPER, Randy at UTEP (11/13/10) Rebounds 14 GREEN, LaDaris vs Kennesaw State (2/15/11) 13 SINGLETON, Chris at Florida State (11/23/10) Assists 8 HANLEN, Drew vs Belmont (2/24/11) 8 WILSON, Will vs North Florida (1/22/11) 8 HANLEN, Drew at Belmont (12/2/10) Steals 5 McNALLY, Oliver vs Harvard (11/20/10) Blocked Shots 5 HARRIS, Marvelle at Campbell (1/10/11) 4 OLUMUYIWA, Babatunde at USC Upstate (1/29/11) 4 GREEN, LaDaris at Kennesaw State (1/25/11) 4 JAMES, Bernard at Florida State (11/23/10) 4 SINGLETON, Chris at Florida State (11/23/10) Turnovers 8 RIVERA, Marlon at Florida Gulf Coast (1/16/11)


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POINTS 78 at North Florida (2/18/11) 78 at Kennesaw State (1/25/11) 78 at Georgia Tech (12/31/10) FIELD GOALS MADE 28 at Kennesaw State (1/25/11) 27 at Georgia Tech (12/31/10) FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 76 at Florida State (11/23/10) 65 at North Florida (2/18/11) FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE .542 (26-48) NAVY (12/10/10) .500 (24-48) at Belmont (12/2/10) 3 PT FIELD GOALS MADE 12 at East Tennessee State (1/31/11) 11 at William & Mary (11/27/10) 3 PT FG ATTEMPTS 30 at William & Mary (11/27/10) 28 at Lipscomb (12/4/10) 28 at Florida State (11/23/10) 28 at UTEP (11/13/10) 3 PT FG PERCENTAGE .571 (12-21) at East Tennessee State (1/31/11) .556 (10-18) at Georgia Tech (12/31/10) FREE THROWS MADE 26 FLORIDA GULF COAST (2/12/11) 26 CAMPBELL (2/05/11) 26 at Campbell (1/10/11) FREE THROW ATTEMPTS 36 FLORIDA GULF COAST (2/12/11) 34 vs Western Carolina (11/26/10) FREE THROW PERCENTAGE .923 (24-26) at North Florida (2/18/11) .889 (24-27) LIPSCOMB (3/3/11) REBOUNDS 45 OGLETHORPE UNIV. (11/12/10) 41 CAMPBELL (2/5/11) 41 at Campbell (1/10/11) ASSISTS 18 at Kennesaw State (1/25/11) 17 at Belmont (12/2/10) STEALS 12 CHARLOTTE (12/30/10) BLOCKED SHOTS 7 BELMONT (2/24/11) 6 EAST TENNESSEE STATE (1/3/11) 6 at Belmont (12/2/10) TURNOVERS 25 OGLETHORPE UNIV. (11/12/10) 21 at Lipscomb (12/4/10) 21 at Belmont (12/2/10) FOULS 31 at UTEP (11/13/10) 29 at East Tennessee State (1/31/11)

TEAM LOWS

POINTS 50 at Florida Gulf Coast (1/16/11) 52 at William & Mary (11/27/10) 53 GEORGIA (12/23/10) FIELD GOALS MADE 16 CAMPBELL (2/5/11) 18 at Florida Gulf Coast (1/16/11) FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 43 EAST TENNESSEE STATE (1/3/11) 46 CAMPBELL (2/5/11) 46 FLORIDA GULF COAST (2/12/11) FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE .250 (19-76) at Florida State (11/23/10) .305 (18-59) at Florida Gulf Coast (1/16/11) 3 PT FIELD GOALS MADE 3 HARVARD (11/20/10) 3 at Florida State (11/23/10) 3 vs Western Carolina (11/26/10) 3 at Florida Gulf Coast (1/16/11) 3 PT FG ATTEMPTS 10 vs Western Carolina (11/26/10) 12 at Jacksonville (2/20/11) 3 PT FG PERCENTAGE .107 (3-28) at Florida State (11/23/10) .158 (3-19) at Florida Gulf Coast (1/16/11) FREE THROWS MADE 3 at William & Mary (11/27/10) 7 KENNESAW STATE (2/15/11) FREE THROW ATTEMPTS 5 at William & Mary (11/27/10) 13 GEORGIA (12/23/10) FREE THROW PERCENTAGE .500 (7-14) KENNESAW STATE (2/15/11) .533 (16-30) NAVY (12/10/10) REBOUNDS 25 vs Gardner-Webb (11/28/10) 25 at Georgia Tech (12/31/10) 25 at Stetson (1/14/11) ASSISTS 6 at Florida State (11/23/10) 7 FLORIDA GULF COAST (2/12/11) STEALS 3 at Lipscomb (12/4/10) 3 BELMONT (2/24/11) BLOCKED SHOTS 0 at Stetson (1/14/11) 0 NORTH FLORIDA (1/22/11) 0 BELMONT (3/4/11) TURNOVERS 6 at USC Upstate (1/29/11) 6 KENNESAW STATE (2/15/11) FOULS 10 OGLETHORPE UNIV. (11/12/10)

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INDIVIDUAL HIGHS

Points 34 MILLS, Brian at North Florida (2/18/11) 30 MILLS, Brian vs USC Upstate (1/5/11) 27 MILLS, Brian vs Lipscomb (3/3/11) Field Goals Made 11 MILLS, Brian at North Florida (2/18/11) 11 MILLS, Brian vs USC Upstate (1/5/11) Field Goal Att. 22 MILLS, Brian at North Florida (2/18/11) 19 MILLS, Brian vs Stetson (2/10/11) 19 MILLS, Brian vs Campbell (2/5/11) FG Pct (min 5 made) .833 (5-6) MOORE, Brandon vs Harvard (11/20/10) .750 (9-12) HALL, Langston at Jacksonville (2/20/11) .750 (9-12) MILLS, Brian vs Jacksonville (1/20/11) 3-Point FG Made 6 SMITH, Jeff at William & Mary (11/27/10) 5 CECIL, Justin at East Tennessee State (1/31/11) 5 HALL, Langston vs Gardner-Webb (11/28/10) 3-Point FG Att. 11 HALL, Langston at Stetson (1/14/11) 9 HALL, Mark vs Stetson (2/10/11) 9 SMITH, Jeff at William & Mary (11/27/10) 9 CECIL, Justin at UTEP (11/13/10) 3-Pt FG Pct (min 2 made) 1.000 (4-4) HALL, Mark vs North Florida (1/22/11) 1.000 (3-3) HALL, Langston at UTEP (11/13/10) Free Throws Made 12 MILLS, Brian at North Florida (2/18/11) 11 MILLS, Brian vs Belmont (3/4/11) Free Throw Att. 16 MILLS, Brian vs Belmont (3/4/11) 14 MILLS, Brian at North Florida (2/18/11) FT Pct (min 3 made) 1.000 (8-8) SMITH, Jeff at Campbell (1/10/11) 1.000 (8-8) MOORE, Brandon at Florida State (11/23/10) Rebounds 13 MOORE, Brandon at Stetson (1/14/11) 13 MOORE, Brandon at UTEP (11/13/10) Assists 7 HALL, Langston vs Lipscomb (2/26/11) 7 HALL, Langston at North Florida (2/18/11) 7 HALL, Langston at UTEP (11/13/10) Steals 5 THOMAS, Bud vs Stetson (2/10/11) Blocked Shots 4 CECIL, Justin vs Belmont (2/24/11) 3 MILLS, Brian at William & Mary (11/27/10) Turnovers 6 MILLS, Brian vs Stetson (2/10/11) 6 SMITH, Jeff at Stetson (1/14/11) 6 HALL, Langston at Campbell (1/10/11) 6 MILLS, Brian vs Georgia (12/23/10) 6 MILLS, Brian vs NAVY (12/10/10)


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Bears By the Numbers

THE LAST TIME...

A Mercer Player Had:

7-4, When Leading at halftime 4-13, When Trailing at halftime 4-1, When tied at halftime

20 points or more 25 points or more 30 points or more 10 rebounds or more 15 rebounds or more 8 assists or more 5 steals or more 5 blocks or more a double-double (pts/reb.)

11-2, Leading with 5:00 left 3-15, Trailing with 5:00 left 1-1, Tied with 5:00 left

A Mercer Opponent Had:

11-9, vs. Atlantic Sun (reg. season) 6-3, vs. Atlantic Sun at home 4-6, vs. Atlantic Sun away 5-6, In afternoon games 10-12, In night games 5-9, When scoring first 10-9, When opponent scores first

5-3, In games decided by 3 points or less 5-9, In game decided by 4-10 points 0-0, In overtime games 0-0, When scoring 40-49 points 2-3, When scoring 50-59 points 4-9, When scoring 60-69 points 9-6, When scoring 70-79 points 0-0, When scoring 80-89 points 0-0, When scoring 90+ points 0-0, When scoring 100+ points 3-0, When allowing 40-49 points 3-2, When allowing 50-59 points 7-2, When allowing 60-69 points 2-8, When allowing 70-79 points 0-6, When allowing 80-89 points 0-0, When allowing 90+ points 0-0, When allowing 100+ points 0-1, When shooting less than 30% 5-5, When shooting 30-39% 9-11, When shooting 40-49% 1-1, When shooting 50% or better 3-0, When opponents shoot less than 30% 6-1, When opponents shoot 30-39% 5-11, When opponents shoot 40-49% 1-6, When opponents shoot 50% or better 9-5, When out-shooting opponents 6-13, When out-shot by opponents 0-0, When percentages are even 8-4, When out-rebounding opponents 6-13, When out-rebounded by opponents 1-1, When rebounds are even 4-8, When committing more turnovers 9-10, When committing less turnovers 2-0, When turnovers are even

21, Brian Mills vs. Belmont (3/4/11) 27, Brian Mills vs. Lipscomb (3/3/11) 34, Brian Mills at UNF (2/18/11) 10, Brian Mills vs. Belmont (3/4/11) 15, Daniel Emerson vs. Jacksonville (3/5/10) 8, Jeff Smith vs. Jacksonville (2/20/10) 5, Bud Thomas vs. Stetson (2/10/11) 5, Brian Mills vs ETSU (1/9/10) 21 pts/10 reb, Brian Mills vs. Belmont (3/4/11)

20 points or more 23, Josh Slater, Lipscomb (2/26/11) 25 points or more 30, Markeith Cummings, Kennesaw St. (2/15/11) 30 points or more 30, Markeith Cummings, Kennesaw St. (2/15/11) 10 rebounds or more 14, LaDaris Green , Kennesaw St. (2/15/11) 15 rebounds or more 17, Adnan Hodzic, Lipscomb (2/27/10) 8 assists or more 8, Drew Hanlen, Belmont (2/24/11) 5 steals or more 5, Oliver McNally, Harvard (11/20/10) 5 blocks or more 5, Matt Sauey, UNF (1/4/10) a double-double (pts/reb) 13 pts./14 reb., LaDaris Green, Kennesaw State (2/15/11) Mercer: Scored 90 points Allowed 90 points Scored 100 points Allowed 100 points Scored less than 50 points Allowed less than 50 points Shot 50 percent or better Shot 35 percent or below Grabbed 50 or more rebounds Forced 25 or more turnovers Had four players in double-figures Had five players in double-figures Won in overtime Lost in overtime 74

91, vs. Stetson (1/30/10) 99, vs. Vanderbilt (12/21/09) 110, vs. Fisk (11/18/09) 103, vs. ETSU (2/28/09) 49, vs. Iowa State (12/31/09) 45, vs. Campbell (2/5/11) 54.2%, vs. Navy (12/10/10) 34.8% vs. Campbell (2/5/11) 58, vs. Fisk (11/18/09) 27, vs. FGCU (1/14/08) vs. Belmont (3/4/11) at Belmont (2/25/10) 72-62 vs. Stetson (2/10/11) 80-74, at Campbell (1/10/11)


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2010-11 AT-A-GLANCE GAME-BY-GAME LNEUPS

OGLETHORPE......................................................J. Smith - Moore - Cecil - L. Hall - Mills @ UTEP..................................................................J. Smith - Moore - Cecil - L. Hall - Mills HARVARD..............................................................J. Smith - Moore - Cecil - L. Hall - Mills @ Florida State.....................................................J. Smith - Moore - Cecil - L. Hall - Mills vs. Western Carolina. ...........................................J. Smith - Moore - Cecil - L. Hall - Mills @ William & Mary. ...............................................J. Smith - Moore - Cecil - L. Hall - Mills vs. Gardner-Webb..................................................J. Smith - Moore - Cecil - L. Hall - Mills @ Belmont..............................................................J. Smith - Moore - Cecil - L. Hall - Mills @ Lipscomb........................................................M. Hall - Moore - Thomas - L. Hall - Mills NAVY............................................................... J. Smith - M. Hall - Gollon - L. Hall - Mills GEORGIA........................................................ J. Smith - M. Hall - Gollon - L. Hall - Mills CHARLOTTE................................................... J. Smith - M. Hall - Moore - L. Hall - Mills @ Georgia Tech................................................ J. Smith - M. Hall - Moore - L. Hall - Mills EAST TENNESSEE.......................................... J. Smith - M. Hall - Moore - L. Hall - Mills USC UPSTATE................................................. J. Smith - M. Hall - Moore - L. Hall - Mills @ Campbell. ..................................................... J. Smith - M. Hall - Moore - L. Hall - Mills @ Stetson......................................................... J. Smith - M. Hall - Moore - L. Hall - Mills @ Florida Gulf Coast.................................... J. Smith - M. Hall - Moore - L. Hall - Mills JACKSONVILLE.............................................. J. Smith - M. Hall - Moore - L. Hall - Mills NORTH FLORIDA...........................................M. Hall - Moore - Thomas - L. Hall - Mills @ Kennesaw St..................................................M. Hall - Moore - Thomas - L. Hall - Mills @ USC Upstate. ...............................................M. Hall - Moore - Thomas - L. Hall - Mills @ East Tennessee . ............................................M. Hall - Moore - Thomas - L. Hall - Mills CAMPBELL.......................................................M. Hall - Brown - Thomas - L. Hall - Mills STETSON..........................................................M. Hall - Brown - Thomas - L. Hall - Mills FLORIDA GULF COAST................................M. Hall - Brown - Thomas - L. Hall - Mills KENNESAW ST................................................M. Hall - Brown - Thomas - L. Hall - Mills @ North Florida..............................................M. Hall - Brown - Thomas - L. Hall - Mills @ Jacksonville..................................................M. Hall - Brown - Thomas - L. Hall - Mills BELMONT........................................................M. Hall - Brown - Thomas - L. Hall - Mills LIPSCOMB........................................................M. Hall - Brown - Thomas - L. Hall - Mills LIPSCOMB........................................................M. Hall - Brown - Thomas - L. Hall - Mills BELMONT........................................................M. Hall - Brown - Thomas - L. Hall - Mills

RECORD BY LINEUPS 2-6...........................................................................J. Smith - Moore - Cecil - L. Hall - Mills 2-3......................................................................M. Hall - Moore - Thomas - L. Hall - Mills 1-1.................................................................... J. Smith - M. Hall - Gollon - L. Hall - Mills 3-5..................................................................... J. Smith - M. Hall - Moore - L. Hall - Mills 7-3......................................................................M. Hall - Brown - Thomas - L. Hall - Mills

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SUPERLATIVES Double-Digit Scoring Brian Mills Jeff Smith Brandon Moore Mark Hall Langston Hall Justin Cecil Bud Thomas Chris Smith Jakob Gollon

10-11 27 15 15 10 8 5 5 2 2

Career 49 33 25 13 8 5 5 2 2

20+ Point Games Brian Mills Jeff Smith Brandon Moore Langston Hall Mark Hall Justin Cecil

10-11 12 6 3 2 1 1

Career 12 9 3 2 2 1

10+ Rebound Games Brandon Moore Brian Mills Bud Thomas Paul Larsen Double-Doubles Brian Mills Brandon Moore Bud Thomas

10-11 5 5 1 1

Career 7 7 1 1

10-11 5 4 1

Career 6 5 1

5+ Three-Point FG Games Jeff Smith Langston Hall Justin Cecil

10-11 1 1 1

Career 2 1 1

Team Almanac Longest Winning Streak Longest Losing Streak Most Points Scored Fewest Points Scored Most Points Allowed Fewest Points Allowed Average Points Scored Average Points Allowed

10-11 5 4 (twice) 78 (three times) 50 89 44 67.3 68.4

Individual Game Highs Most Points Most Rebounds Most Blocks Most Assists Most Steals

10-11 34, Brian Mills 13, Brandon Moore (twice) 4, Justin Cecil 7, Langston Hall (three times) 5, Bud Thomas


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2010-11 GAME-BY-GAME GAME

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MU 67, Oglethorpe 44

GAME

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Nov. 12, 2010 Macon, Ga. University Center

Mercer University’s men’s basketball team used a second half blitz to roll over Oglethorpe University, 67-44, in the team’s 201011 season opener. The Bears had to overcome a feisty Stormy Petrels team, which led by three points at the half. Mercer led by as much as seven points in the first half and Oglethorpe held a five point advantage, before settling on the three-point cushion heading into the locker room, 26-23. Junior transfer Justin Cecil had game high scoring honors in his debut as a Bear, booking 14 points on a 6-for-10 night shooting from the field. He was 2-of-4 from beyond the arc and also pulled down five rebounds. The Mercer defense was out in full force, limiting the Stormy Petrels to a 29 percent night shooting (17-for-58) from the field. Nowhere was the Bears’ stranglehold more evident than from beyond the three-point line, where Oglethorpe hit just 6-of-30 tries (20 percent).

UTEP 87, MU 74 Nov. 14, 2010 El Paso, Texas (Legends Classic regional) Don Haskins Center

Mercer University battled the University of Texas-El Paso gamely for the first half before eventually falling, 87-74. The Bears trailed by 12 at the intermission, 45-33, but could have been closer were it not for an abundance of fouls charged to the team in the opening period (17 in all). UTEP was 17-of-21 from the charity stripe in the first half alone. The two teams proved that the best things in life are truly “free”, as UTEP hit 32-of-44 free throws for the game, while Mercer was 22-for-33, for 77 free throw attempts. In all, there were 57 fouls called between the two teams, with the Bears whistled for 31. The visiting Bears never succumbed to UTEP’s home court advantage – which reached 25 points with a 10:56 minutes left and eventually whittled away at the lead and got back to within 12 with 3:15 left to play thanks to a pair of Brandon Moore free throws. However, MU could get no closer before suffering its first loss of the young season.

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GAME

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Nov. 20, 2010 Macon, Ga. (Homecoming) University Center

Mercer University’s bid for its first-ever win over Harvard University came up a little short, 75-69, before a Homecoming crowd of 2,934 at the University Center. For the third time in as many games this season, the MU team found itself behind at the half, trailing Harvard, 37-27. Mercer had double-digit turnovers at the intermission (11) and hit just one-of-five from three point range, while also going to the free throw line nine fewer times than did Harvard. The Bears made a second half comeback bid at the outset of the final stanza. MU out-scored the Crimson 13-2 to open the period and take a 40-39 lead on a Jeff Smith free throw at the 15:47 juncture. It was the first time the Bears had led in the game since the 12:36 mark of the first period. But the advantage was short-lived and Harvard re-took the lead on a lay-up by Keith Wright to make it 43-42 with 14:39 to play. The Crimson would not trail again the rest of the way.

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Florida St. 79, MU 55 Nov. 23, 2010 Tallahassee, Fla. Tucker Center

Florida State University used its physical advantage inside to defeat Mercer University, 79-55, in a non-conference game played at the Tucker Center. The Seminoles remained unbeaten at 5-0. FSU had 34 points in the paint and out-rebounded MU by a 4837 margin. The ‘Noles shot nearly 55 percent (28-of-51) from the field and blocked 13 of Mercer’s shot attempts. Florida State led wire-to-wire, holding a 39-22 halftime lead. A feisty Bears’ defense did force FSU into 22 turnovers. Conversely, MU had its lowest turnover total of the season with just 11 miscues. The MU unit also kept the Seminoles Chris Singleton far below his season average of 19.5 points per game by permitting him just 10 points on the night.


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MU 71, Western Carolina 66

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Nov. 26, 2010 Willamsburg, Va. (Legends Classic subregional) Kaplan Arena

Wm. & Mary 57, MU 52 Nov. 27, 2010 Willamsburg, Va. (Legends Classic subregional) Kaplan Arena

Mercer dropped a heartbreaker to host William and Mary in its second game of the Legends Classic.

Mercer University snapped its three-game losing streak in a big way with a 71-66 win over Western Carolina University in the opening game of the 2010 Legends Classic.

The Tribe led at the intermission, 24-17. MU hit just 6-of-21 shots from the field in the first half and had no offensive rebounds. In the opening period, the Tribe had 12 points in the paint. Conversely, the Bears managed just four points inside. William and Mary’s bench also out-scored Mercer, 9-0, in the first 20 minutes.

Mercer led at halftime of a game for the first time in five games this season, holding a 29-28 advantage over the Catamounts at the intermission. There were four ties and seven lead changes in the opening 20 minutes.

While the second half was still more befitting the Tribe’s style, Mercer began to chip away. A 15-2 run by the Tribe nullified the Bears’ comeback and put William and Mary up by nine, 44-35, with 4:03 left to play.

Mercer extended its advantage to six points midway through the second half, but WCU would not fold and came back to catch the Bears at 50-50 on a tip-in by Richie Gordon (10 points). But MU would not be overtaken and a three-pointer by Mark Hall (10 points) gave the Bears a 53-50 lead it would never relinquish.

Despite holding a two-possession lead for most of the waning minutes, the Tribe still had to endure late charges by Mercer. The most promising came with 32 seconds left. Senior Mark Hall canned a three-pointer from the right side to cut W&M’s lead to a precarious 52-49.

Freshman point guard Langston Hall had ice in his veins as he made four of his six free throws in the game down the stretch and with the outcome on the line.

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Gardner-Webb 78, MU 65

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Nov. 28, 2010 Willamsburg, Va. (Legends Classic subregional) Kaplan Arena

Mercer University finished its run in the three-games-in-threedays Legends Classic with a 78-65 loss to Gardner-Webb University. Mercer found itself trailing at the intermission for the sixth time in seven games this season. MU battled gamely in the second half to regain the upper hand, after leading by as many as seven points in the first half of play. A three pointer by freshman point guard Langston Hall drew the Bears to within a single point at 38-37 with 18:08 left. But the G-WU withstood the charge and built a double digit lead midway through the period. The Runnin’ Bulldogs led by as much as 17 in handing Mercer its second loss in a row.

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Belmont 89, MU 67 Dec. 2, 2010 Nashville, Tenn. Curb Event Center

Mercer University started the Atlantic Sun Conference portion of the season on the wrong foot, dropping an 89-67 decision at Belmont University. Belmont led wire-to-wire, but Mercer managed to keep within single digits until the waning moments of the opening period. MU shot 61 percent from the floor in the opening stanza and out-rebounded the Bruins by a 13-10 margin. However, BU had 18 of its 44 first half points directly off Mercer miscues (and 29 points for the game). Mercer senior forward Brandon Moore tallied 10 of his careerhigh 22 points in the opening period. For the night, Moore hit 8-of-11 from the field on the night, giving him his sixth game in eight outings in double-digit scoring. Moore also pulled down 10 rebounds to give him his second double-double of the season.


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Lipscomb 77, MU 65 Dec. 4, 2010 Nashville, Tenn. Allen Arena

Mercer battled Lipscomb University close for the majority of the Atlantic Sun Conference bout, before eventually falling, 77-65, in a game that was closer than the final score would indicate. From the outset it was obvious that the Bears were undeterred by the fact that they were facing the A-Sun’s pre-season favorite. Freshman Bud Thomas (nine points) – getting his first career start – got the scoring started with the first basket of the game, a three point shot. Thomas also drained a trey at the 11:30 mark to put MU back on top (16-13), a position it held until Lipscomb tied the game just before the intermission. Senior Brian Mills and freshman Langston Hall shared high point accolades for Mercer with 15 points each.

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MU 73, Navy 68 Dec. 10, 2010 Macon, Ga. University Center

Jake Gollon’s layup with 11.1 seconds remaining gave Mercer University the lead it would not relinquish in a 73-68 win over Navy at the University Center before a crowd of 2,182. The win also snapped a four-game losing streak for MU heading into a 12-day break for finals. In the second stanza, Navy took the lead at the 15:52 mark and did not trail until Gollon’s basket off a pretty pass from Jeff Smith made it 70-68 and dashed Navy’s hopes. The Middie’s O.J. Avwaro missed a layup with four tics remaining, forcing Navy to foul. Smith made one free throw, and Gollon two, in the waning seconds. Gollon scored eight points and had six rebounds, starting in place of the Bears’ injured Brandon Moore. Smith led the Bears with 22 points on a 7-of-11 night shooting from the field and a 7-for-10 effort from the free throw line. Smith also had five rebounds four assists and two steals in a fine all-around game.

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Georgia 56, MU 53

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Dec. 23, 2010 Macon, Ga. University Center

Charlotte 64, MU 63 Dec. 30, 2010 Macon, Ga. University Center

Mercer came out on the short end of a see-saw contest, falling to Charlotte, 64-63, at the University Center. The game had a total of 10 ties and 11 lead changes as MU endured its second last-second loss in a row.

Mercer University built a double-digit second half lead versus the University of Georgia, but could not keep its SEC foe at bay in a 56-53 loss before a standing-room-only crowd of 3,274 fans. It was the third-largest crowd to ever see a game at Mercer’s University Center.

The close loss was an obvious disappointment, especially after holding a 60-59 lead with 3:07 left. Sophomore reserve Chris Smith had three rebounds, two steals and five points - not the least of which was a three-pointer with 9:06 left to play - to put his team up by three at the time (51-48) in just 12 minutes of play.

UGA came out swinging from the opening bell and built an 11-2 lead within the first three minutes. MU would keep the pressure on Georgia and eventually built a seven-point halftime cushion, 31-24. Mercer freshman Langston Hall connected on one of two free throws to knot matters at 49-49, and that was followed by another Mills bucket to put MU ahead, 51-49, with 3:56 left.

Trailing by a point, Mercer was forced to foul and Charlotte obliged by missing the front end of a one-plus-one to give the Bears one last chance at the win. A stifling 49er defense forced MU to use a timeout with four seconds left and, after the inbound pass, Brian Mills attempted a three-pointer at the buzzer that fell short, along with Mercer’s hopes for the win.

The two teams exchanged baskets and Georgia held a 54-53 lead with 52 seconds left in the game. The Bears had two possessions in the waning seconds, but both ended in turnovers, and UGA hit its free throws down the stretch for the final 56-53 score.

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Georgia Tech 87, MU 78

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Dec. 31, 2010 Atlanta, Ga. Alexander Memorial Coliseum

Mercer couldn’t maintain its halftime lead, falling at Georgia Tech, 87-78, in its final non-conference contest of the season. The Bears are now 3-10 overall, while the Yellow Jackets improved to 7-5 on the year. The Bears raced out to a six point halftime advantage, 4741, thanks to the combination of torrid shooting on offense and a stellar defense. MU hit nearly 56 percent from the floor (19-of-34) in the opening stanza, while holding the Yellow Jackets top two scorers – Iman Shumpert and Brian Oliver – scoreless in the period. Mercer’s first half onslaught was aided by the return of its three-point shooting touch. After a lackluster 4-for-20 effort less than 24 hours earlier in the loss to Georgia, MU hit 6-of-9 from long range in the first half versus Tech. Jeff Smith had 13 points in the opening period alone. The senior guard would finish the day with a team-high 23 points, hitting 7-of17 from the field overall. As good as the first half was for Mercer, the second would open with nightmarish qualities. Georgia Tech eroded the Bears six-point lead and, with 4:02 left in the game, had not only overtaken the visitors but built their largest cushion of the day at 12 points, 77-65, on a layup by Shumpert (15 points, all in the second half).

East Tenn. St. 62, MU 61 Jan. 3, 2011 Macon, Ga. University Center

Mercer University’s men’s basketball team suffered its third gut-wrenching loss in the last two weeks, this time falling to East Tennessee State University, 62-61, in an Atlantic Sun Conference game at the University Center. The Bears reserves out-scored the Buccaneer bench by a 12-3 margin in the opening stanza, after the Mercer starters were held to 15 points as a group. The Bears never trailed in the first half, building as much as a 10-point lead on a Brian Mills layup with 11:12 in the first half (it would be Mills’ only field goal of the half). After ETSU’s Micah Williams (16 points) canned a trey to cut the deficit to 61-60 for the Bucs, MU’s Brandon Moore was called for a charge with 11 seconds remaining on a game clock (which was just four seconds ahead of the shot clock) to turn the ball over. ETSU’s Adam Sollazzo drove the right side and got a layup with 3.7 seconds on the clock and the Buccaneers led, 62-61. Mercer tried to inbound the ball and it was slapped out by ETSU. Now, with just 2.9 seconds left, the ball was inbounded to Hall. Hall took one dribble and launched a shot from just inside midcourt. The ball hit the front of the rim, caromed upwards, came back down on the heal of the iron and bounced up one more time before glancing off the left side of the rim on its way down and falling aside with the Bears’ hopes for the win.

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MU 70, USC Upstate 59

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Jan. 5, 2011 Macon, Ga. University Center

Mercer’s Brian Mills had a career night in many ways as he led his team to a 70-59 Atlantic Sun Conference win over USC Upstate at the University Center.

Campbell 80, MU 74 (ot) Jan. 10, 2011 Buies Creek, N.C. Pope Convocation Center

Mercer fought back from a big second half deficit to force overtime, only to be disappointed in the extra period, falling at Campbell University, 80-74. The Camels led by 15 with 5:18 remaining in regulation.

Mills led all scorers with 30 points, a personal single-game best for the fourth-year senior, to give him his eighth-consecutive game in double-figure scoring. He also pulled down 12 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season.

That’s when MU mounted a furious comeback in the most improbable of manners. Campbell’s Lorne Merthie made two charity tosses with 3.7 seconds left and matters seemed to be settled, 65-63.

Mills hit two other career milestones, as well, during the course of the game. His 12th point of the night – which occurred on a layup with 1:39 left in the first half – was his 800th career point (on a night he would slice off a large chunk toward his 900th point, as well).

Mercer inbounded and head coach Bob Hoffman called a timeout with 1.1 seconds left to give MU the inbounds attempt at midcourt. After breaking the timeout huddle, Langston Hall threw the ball down low to Brian Mills who went up on the catch-and-shoot try and was fouled with one-tenth of a second on the clock.

Then, with 4:58 left in the game, Mills grabbed a defensive rebound on a missed free throw by USCU’s Tony Dukes for his 500th career rebound as a Bear.

Mills, who in the last few weeks, had the ball in his hands with game-winning opportunities in the waning seconds in losses to both Georgia and Charlotte and could not convert, went to the line and centered both free throws to send the game into overtime, 65-65.

The Bears shot better than 48 percent (25-52) from the field for the game, while holding Upstate to a little less than 40 percent from the floor (23-58). MU also won the battle of the boards by a 36-to-33 margin.

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Stetson 79, MU 72 Jan. 14, 2011 DeLand, Fla. Edmunds Arena

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MU 50, Fla. Gulf Coast 47 Jan. 16, 2011 Ft. Myers, Fla. Alico Arena

Mercer University fell behind early and could not catch up as it lost at Stetson University, 79-72, in an Atlantic Sun Conference game.

MU was glad to take substance over style this time as it garnered its first road win of the year by topping Florida Gulf Coast University, 50-47.

The Bears trailed at the intermission, 39-29, not necessarily because of what they were doing wrong as much as what the Hatters were doing right. In the opening 20 minutes alone, Stetson shot better than 59 percent (16-27) from the floor and was an unconscious 83 percent (5-6) from beyond the arc, as well has hitting both of its free throw attempts for good measure.

The first half had nightmarish qualities for MU in virtually every possible way. Head coach Bob Hoffman’s starting five had just six points in the period and all by just two players (Brandon Moore with four and Brian Mills with two). Mercer trailed the entire first half and the bulk of the second stanza, as well. Despite tying matters three times in the final segment, MU was not able to take a lead until there was just 1:16 left in the game when Jeff Smith converted a driving righthand layup to make it 4544 in favor of the Bears. With less than a minute left, the Eagles hit two free throws to go up by one (46-45).

Stetson would end the night shooting better than 53 percent from the field and cooled considerably from three-point land (after going 0-7 in the second half) by hitting 38 percent. Stetson led by as much as 13 in the first half and had leads of 11 points twice in the second half. The Bears chipped away and eventually whittled the hosts’ advantage to a manageable four points with 2:27 left on a Jeff Smith three-pointer.

After seeing several close games slip away of late, this time it was Mercer which hit the big shot to close out the win. The dagger came from junior transfer Justin Cecil, who canned a three-pointer from the left corner to give MU the lead it would not relinquish, 48-46.

Mercer could get no closer down the stretch as the Hatters matched the Bears’ buckets – as well as hitting their free throws – to secure the 79-72 win.

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MU 70, Jacksonville 68 (ot) Jan. 20, 2011 Macon, Ga. University Center

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North Florida 74, MU 64 Jan. 22, 2011 Macon, Ga. University Center

Mercer University’s inability to stop a hot-shooting University of North Florida squad resulted in a 74-64 Atlantic Sun Conference loss at the University Center. UNF shot a blistering 55 percent (26-47) from the field and were nearly as effective from three-point country by hitting 47 percent (9-of-19) in snapping Mercer’s winning streak at two.

Mercer had to work overtime, but in the end came out on top over The win was the second in a row for the MU team, the first time this season that the Bears have had back-to-back wins. Jacksonville led the entire first half, but the guests were eventually overtaken by the Bears at the 15:44 mark of the second period thanks to a Brian Mills jumper that made it 46-45. The Dolphins retook the lead eight minutes later and, with 6:17 left in regulation, went up by four points on an Ayron Hardy (14 points) three-ball.

Despite UNF’s shooting, Mercer trailed by a manageable four points at the half, 35-31. But a second half blitz by UNF put the host MU team in an 18-point hole by the 11:51 mark of the second period. The Ospreys opened the second stanza by making good on 9-of-11 field goal attempts to take a 59-41 lead.

Both teams missed opportunities to win the game in regulation thanks to missed free throws. MU’s Mark Hall converted one-oftwo charity tosses with 1:03 remaining. Then JU’s Travis Cohn (10 points) also missed one of two free throws with 16 seconds left, to make it 62-62. When Hall’s three-point attempt fell well short, the Bears went into their second overtime game of the year.

Playing minus leading scorer Jeff Smith – who was lost to a knee injury in the waning seconds of the OT win versus Jacksonville – the Bears found some energy for a late comeback bid behind the efforts of senior Mark Hall and sophomore reserve Chris Smith. The tandem’s long –range shooting helped MU climb to within six points twice with less than 4:15 to play, but Mercer would get no closer.

In the OT, Mercer’s Brian Mills converted one-of-two free throws with 1.2 seconds left and JU was unable to get off another shot, for the 70-68 final score. Mills had 24 points to lead all scorers.

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MU 78, Kennesaw St. 70

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Jan. 25, 2011 Kennesaw, Ga. KSU Convocation Center

Mercer broke a halftime deadlock with a strong second half surge to defeat Kennesaw State University on its home floor, 78-70. The contest was tied at 36-36 at the intermission with neither team leading by more than four points at any time in the opening stanza. Overall in the game, there were eight ties and 15 lead changes.

MU 65, USC Upstate 63 Jan. 29, 2011 Spartanburg, S.C. G.B. Hodge Center

Mercer University picked up its second-straight win – both on the road – with a 65-53 come-from-behind win at USC Upstate. It was a tale of two halves, as MU fell behind by as many as 13 points (20-7) with 11: 24 remaining in the first half, only to turn the tables on the Spartans in the second stanza when the visitors built a 13 point bulge themselves, thanks to the likes of freshman Bud Thomas.

MU’s Brandon Moore had a team-leading 22 points, followed closely by Brian Mills with 21. Moore’s total equaled his career single game scoring high (also going for 22 on Dec. 2, 2009 at Belmont) and was his 14th double-digit scoring game of the year. Moore hit 10-of-15 field goal attempts and supplemented that with eight rebounds.

The Bears turnaround in that first 20 minutes was cued by senior Brian Mills, who made three successive baskets to get his team tied, 22-22, with 4:06 left until intermission.

Mills’ effort was his fifth 20-point game of the year and his 15th double-figure game of 2010-11. Mills had a good all-around effort as he also hauled in a team-high nine rebounds and passed off for four assists.

In the second half, the Bears once again got a big lift from their bench for the third-consecutive me, this time it came via Thomas. Thomas, who had just two first half points, tallied 11 in the second half to finish the game with 13 points and five boards. Thomas’ layup with 12:45 left to play gave Mercer the lead it would not relinquish, 39-37.

Justin Cecil came off the MU bench to tally 13 points – 10 in the second half alone – and Mark Hall booked 10 points to round out the quartet of Bears in double-figure scoring.

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East Tenn. St. 82, MU 75

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Jan. 31, 2011 Johnson City, Tenn. MSHA Athletic Center

MU 63, Campbell 45 Feb. 5, 2011 Macon, Ga. University Center

The Bears had their two-game win streak hit a wall in an 82-75 loss at East Tennessee State University. MU’s string of injury misfortune continued as senior forward Brandon Moore went down with a knee injury just three-and-one-half minutes into the game and was unable to return.

The last time Mercer University men’s basketball team played Campbell University, it took an overtime period to decide matters in favor of the Camels. In the rematch in Macon, things were pretty much settled with ten minutes left to play in the game as the Bears cruised to a 6345 victory before 2,671 fans at the University Center.

Mercer was already playing its fourth game minus senior guard Jeff Smith, who was leading the squad in scoring when he went down with a knee injury eleven days ago.

MU led at the half, 26-20, as CU’s largest lead of the game came on the first basket of the night, 2-0. Conversely, with 9:58 remaining to be played, Mercer enjoyed a 20-point cushion after a trey by Mark Hall made it 49-29.

The Bears got another outstanding performance from junior transfer Justin Cecil off the bench. Cecil had a team-leading and MU careerhigh 23 points, hitting 9-of-17 from the floor and 5-of-8 from threepoint range. The Lakeland, Fla., native also grabbed a team-best seven rebounds.

The Bears were playing their fourth game without leading scorer and assist man Jeff Smith and Brandon Moore. Both seniors were lost for the season and MU was a team in flux. But Head Coach Bob Hoffman’s squad continued to find renewed support from players who were heretofore only playing sporadic minutes. Versus Campbell, it was freshman Bud Thomas providing the contribution in the form of his first collegiate double-double. The Highlands Ranch, Colo., native scored 10 point and pulled down 10 rebounds to help the Bears pull away in the second half.

As if the rash of injuries were not enough, MU found itself in foul trouble at ETSU with one player (Jake Gollon) fouling out and three others (Brian Mills, Bud Thomas and Cecil) finishing the game with four personals apiece.

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MU 72, Stetson 62 (ot)

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Feb. 10, 2011 Macon, Ga. University Center

MU 74, Fla. Gulf Coast 61 Feb. 12, 2011 Macon, Ga. University Center

For the third time this season, Mercer had to play an overtime game and, for the second-consecutive time in an extra-segment game, it came away with a win on its home floor by defeating Stetson University, 72-62.

The Bears won for the seventh time in nine games, holding off a second-half rally by Florida Gulf Coast for a 74-61 Atlantic Sun Conference victory Saturday at the University Center.

The Hatters came out strong and were brimming with confidence after taking a 21-10 lead at the 11:35 mark of the first half. But the resilient MU squad fought back behind 15 first-half points from senior forward Brian Mills, eventually tying matters at 25-25 at the intermission. Also credit a smothering MU defense that allowed Stetson just four points the rest of the first half after getting down by 11.

Mercer built a 20-point lead at 34-14 with six minutes left in the opening half before FGCU cut the margin to 40-30 just before intermission. The Bears shot 55.6 percent (15-for-27) in the opening 20 minutes. Junior Justin Cecil nailed a pair of three pointers en route the scoring 12 of his 14 points in the first half. Mark Hall added two first-half treys and totaled eight points.

Mills would finish the night with 21 points and a game-high eight rebounds for his 20th double-figure scoring game of the season.

The Eagles continues to whittle away at the Bear advantage early in the second half and eventually tied the score at 54 apiece with 7:04 remaining. The tie score came on the heels of a 10-0 FGCU surge that spanned four minutes.

In the second half, MU freshman Bud Thomas was fouled with eight seconds remaining and made one of two free throws to tie the game, 53-53.

Mercer looked to senior Brian Mills to spark the response, and the Douglasville, Ga. native came through with four-straight points. Mercer would not relinquish the lead after Mills’ spurt.

In the overtime, the Bears shredded the Hatters’ hopes by out-scoring the visitors, 19-9. Redshirt freshman Jake Gollon tallied seven of his career-high 14 points in the final five minute set to push Mercer to the 72-62 win. Gollon also pulled in six rebounds.

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MU 57, Kennesaw St. 53 Feb. 15, 2011 Macon, Ga. University Center

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MU 78, North Florida 75 Feb. 18, 2011 Jacksonville, Fla. UNF Arena

MU kept rolling along with its fifth-straight victory, a 78-75 decision at the University of North Florida. Taking down the Ospreys, proved to be no easy task.

Mercer clinched its 27th-consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference post-season tournament berth thanks to its 57-55 victory over Kennesaw State University.

The Ospreys enjoyed a nine point lead in the first half and MU an eight point advantage in the opening stanza, as well. The teams ended tied at 33-33 at the intermission.

The Bears trailed by six early in the first period before overtaking the Owls and building an eight-point cushion by the intermission, 31-23, behind senior Brian Mills. Mills scored eight of his team-high 18 points in the opening segment, including surpassing the 1,000th career point plateau with his second field goal just 2:01 minutes into the game.

In the second half, neither squad led by more than five points at any time. The Bears – already depleted by injury – had three guards (Bud Thomas, Mark Hall and Chris Smith) all foul out.

Early in the second, MU did build its largest lead, a 10 point bulge, only to see the Owls peck away, getting within one point (42-41) with 9:09 left and eventually tying matters at 5353 with 2:50 to play and at 55-55 with 15 seconds left.

But senior Brian Mills – as he has done so often of late – put the team on his back early and often versus UNF. Mills had a careerhigh 34 points by hitting 11-of-22 from the floor and 12-of-14 free throws, scoring the Bears’ first seven points of the game. It was Mills’ 23rd double-figure scoring game and his ninth with 20-plus points.

Mercer called a timeout with 9.5 seconds left to set up its final shot. When play finally resumed, freshman Bud Thomas inbounded the ball, throwing it to Langston Hall in the backcourt. After delivering the ball to Hall, Thomas broke toward the right corner and Hall faked a penetration dribble on the right, and instead passed to Thomas. As the Owl defenders raced toward Thomas, the Highlands Ranch, Colo., native delivered a perfect bounce pass to an open Mills who laid the ball in with 3.3 seconds left, 57-55.

While Mills was the Bears’ lone double-digit scorer, the contributions team-wide are what made the difference at the wire. Jake Gollon tallied MU’s final four points of the game to provide the margin of victory.

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Jacksonville 74, MU 68

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Feb. 20, 2011 Jacksonville, Fla. Veterans Memorial Arena

Belmont 75, MU 64 Feb. 24, 2011 Macon, Ga. University Center

Mercer University saw its five-game win streak come to an end with its 74-68 loss to Jacksonville University at Veterans Memorial Arena.

Mercer University could not overcome the depth and balance of Atlantic Sun Conference leader Belmont University’s roster, falling at home by a 75-64 score at the University Center.

MU never led in the game as the Dolphins (19-8, 12-5 A-Sun) locked up the No. 3 seed for the A-Sun championships being hosted by Mercer in Macon on March 2-5 at the University Center.

The Bears trailed at halftime, 39-32, and the methodical Bruins led by as much as 24 points in the second half. A late surge by the MU squad got the team to within the 11-point final score.

Freshman Langston Hall led the Mercer offense with a careerhigh 22 points. Hall hit 9-of-12 from the field. He also dished off four assists and made four steals.

Brian Mills led all scorers with 15 points, buoyed by a five-ofseven night from the free throw stripe. Mills also had a gameleading eight rebounds. It was Mills’ 24th double-digit scoring game of the season.

JU built a lead of 13 points in the first half at the 15:32 mark. But the Bears fought back to trail by seven at the intermission, 37-30. MU sophomore Chris Smith scored seven of his 10 points off the bench in the opening stanza.

Justin Cecil was the only other Bear in double figures, tallying 11 points off the bench. Jake Gollon added nine points and Bud Thomas eight. As a team, Mercer actually out-shot Belmont 43 to 40 percent from the field. However, the Bruins connected on four more three-point baskets (nine to five) than did MU.

Smith was the only other Bear in double figures. Bud Thomas and Justin Cecil each added nine points.

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MU 68, Lipscomb 67

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Feb. 26, 2011 Macon, Ga. University Center

The Bears’ team set the stage with some flair for the Atlantic Sun Conference basketball championship thanks to its 68-67 win over Lipscomb University. Lipscomb and Mercer were already locked in at the Nos. 4 and 5 seeds and both squads knew they would be playing each other again.

MU 73, Lipscomb 63 March 3, 2011 Macon, Ga. (A-Sun 1st Round) University Center

Mercer University, the host school and No. 5 seeded men’s team in the General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Conference championships, took out No. 4 seed Lipscomb University, 73-63, at the University Center before a partisan crowd of 2,224 fans. MU built a comfortable lead by halftime – 38-27 – and withstood all charges by the Bisons in the second stanza, maintaining a double-figure lead for much of time.

Neither team was able to secure a double-digit lead at any point in the game. The Bisons led by as much as eight in the first half and the Bears managed a six-point cushion in the second half. There were six ties and 10 lead changes.

Mercer’s largest margin was 14 points with 8:39 remaining.

Jake Gollon’s three-point basket with 22 seconds left in the game proved to be the difference, putting MU up 68-64. LU’s Josh Slater (23 points) hit a free throw and a layup in the waning seconds to make it 68-67 with 14 seconds left.

The Bears rode a stellar effort by All-A-Sun forward Mills, who led all scorers with 27 points, while also grabbing six rebounds and blocking a pair of shots. Mills was 9-of-17 from the floor and a perfect seven-of-seven from the free throw stripe in registering his 26th double-figure scoring game of the year.

Senior forward Brian Mills had another stellar game with a team-high 20 points, hitting 7-of-16 from the floor. It was Mills’ 25th double figure game of the year and his 10th game with 20 or more points this season.

Freshman Bud Thomas and Mark Hall each added 12 points to round out MU’s leading scorers. Freshman point guard Langston Hall had nine points, four rebounds and dished off five assists.

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Belmont 80, MU 72

STANDINGS Belmont East Tennessee Jacksonville Lipscomb Mercer North Florida Florida Gulf Coast Campbell Kennesaw State Stetson USC Upstate

March 4, 2011 Macon, Ga. (A-Sun Semifinals) University Center

A gutsy effort by No. 5 seed Mercer University was not enough as the season came to a close with a loss to top-seeded Belmont University, 80-72, in the Atlantic Sun Conference men’s basketball championship semifinals. The Bruins utilized their depth in building an 11-point halftime cushion. All eleven Belmont players who played in the game would score at least two points in the contest, with four players reaching double figures. Mercer tried to make a move in the second half, getting the margin to three points after a pair of Brian Mills free throws with 3:07 left to play. But the Bears could get no closer as the Bruins seemed to have an answer for each MU uprising.

CONFERENCE W-L Pct PF PA 19-1 .950 79.4 58.5 16-4 .800 71.8 63.2 13-7 .650 67.7 65.2 12-8 .600 75.4 70.8 11-9 .550 67.8 67.7 10-10 .500 68.1 69.4 7-13 .350 64.3 69.5 6-14 .300 64.0 68.4 6-14 .300 65.1 75.6 6-14 .300 65.7 71.7 4-16 .200 58.9 68.3

W-L 30-5 24-12 20-12 17-13 15-18 15-19 10-20 12-19 8-23 8-23 5-25

OVERALL Pct PF PA .857 79.7 62.2 .667 69.9 64.4 .625 68.0 65.4 .567 76.2 73.8 .455 67.3 68.4 .441 64.9 71.5 .333 65.7 72.8 .387 65.5 67.5 .258 65.1 74.8 .258 64.1 71.9 .167 58.2 69.7

2010-11 A-SUN POST-SEASON AWARDS First Team Ian Clark Ayron Hardy Adnan Hodzic Brian Mills Josh Slater Mike Smith

Mills closed out his Mercer career with his fifth double-double of the year, scoring game-high totals in both points (21) and rebounds (10). Mills connected on 11-of-16 free throws, the second-most ever made by an MU player in an A-Sun tournament game.

Belmont Jacksonville Lipscomb Mercer Lipscomb ETSU

Player of the Year Mike Smith ETSU Defensive Player of the Year Ayron Hardy Jacksonville Coach of the Year Rick Byrd Belmont

Second Team Anthony Banks FGCU Markeith Cummings Kennesaw St. Mick Hedgepeth Belmont Scott Saunders Belmont Mich Williams ETSU All-Freshmen Team Torrey Craig Upstate Langston Hall Mercer Luis Jacobo Stetson J.J Mann Belmont Keith McDougald Jacksonville Christophe Varidel FGCU Corey Walden Stetson

Freshman of the Year Torrey Craig Upstate

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SCORING OFFENSE ## Team 1. Belmont 2. Lipscomb 3. ETSU 4. Jacksonville 5. Mercer 6. FGCU 7. Campbell 8. Kennesaw State 9. UNF 10. Stetson 11. USC Upstate

G 35 30 36 32 33 30 31 31 34 31 30

W-L 30-5 17-13 24-12 20-12 15-18 10-20 12-19 8-23 15-19 8-23 5-25

Pts 2790 2287 2515 2176 2220 1970 2032 2017 2208 1986 1746

SCORING DEFENSE ## Team 1. Belmont 2. ETSU 3. Jacksonville 4. Campbell 5. Mercer 6. USC Upstate 7. UNF 8. Stetson 9. FGCU 10. Lipscomb 11. Kennesaw State

G 35 36 32 31 33 30 34 31 30 30 31

Pts 2178 2320 2094 2091 2258 2091 2431 2228 2185 2213 2320

Avg/G 62.2 64.4 65.4 67.5 68.4 69.7 71.5 71.9 72.8 73.8 74.8

SCORING MARGIN ## Team 1. Belmont 2. ETSU 3. Jacksonville 4. Lipscomb 5. Mercer 6. Campbell 7. UNF 8. FGCU 9. Stetson 10. Kennesaw State 11. USC Upstate

G 35 36 32 30 33 31 34 30 31 31 30

OFF 79.7 69.9 68.0 76.2 67.3 65.5 64.9 65.7 64.1 65.1 58.2

DEF 62.2 64.4 65.4 73.8 68.4 67.5 71.5 72.8 71.9 74.8 69.7

Margin +17.5 +5.4 +2.6 +2.5 -1.2 -1.9 -6.6 -7.2 -7.8 -9.8 -11.5

FREE THROW PERCENTAGES ## Team G 1. Belmont 35 2. Lipscomb 30 3. Mercer 33 4. ETSU 36 5. Jacksonville 32 6. UNF 34 7. FGCU 30 8. Kennesaw State 31 9. Campbell 31 10. Stetson 31 11. USC Upstate 30

FTM 575 502 532 580 474 489 461 401 425 420 282

FTA 781 711 771 856 708 740 708 618 663 677 470

Pct .736 .706 .690 .678 .669 .661 .651 .649 .641 .620 .600

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGES ## Team 1. Belmont 2. ETSU 3. Lipscomb 4. Campbell 5. UNF 6. Stetson 7. Jacksonville 8. Mercer 9. Kennesaw State 10. FGCU 11. USC Upstate

FG 944 873 793 742 758 701 779 738 720 667 625

FGA 2045 1924 1750 1640 1741 1641 1846 1766 1731 1662 1680

Pct .462 .454 .453 .452 .435 .427 .422 .418 .416 .401 .372

G 35 36 30 31 34 31 32 33 31 30 30

Avg/G 79.7 76.2 69.9 68.0 67.3 65.7 65.5 65.1 64.9 64.1 58.2

FIELD GOAL PCT DEFENSE ## Team 1. ETSU 2. Belmont 3. Jacksonville 4. Campbell 5. Mercer 6. UNF 7. Lipscomb 8. Stetson 9. FGCU 10. USC Upstate 11. Kennesaw State

FGA 1983 1764 1677 1567 1735 1981 1763 1666 1707 1605 1844

Pct .405 .409 .420 .426 .435 .437 .442 .442 .448 .464 .465

BLOCKED SHOTS ## Team 1. Campbell 2. Jacksonville 3. Kennesaw State 4. ETSU 5. USC Upstate 6. Belmont 7. UNF 8. Stetson 9. Mercer 10. FGCU 11. Lipscomb

G 31 32 31 36 30 35 34 31 33 30 30

Blocks 155 123 119 137 110 118 106 90 89 65 63

Avg/G 5.00 3.84 3.84 3.81 3.67 3.37 3.12 2.90 2.70 2.17 2.10

3-POINT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGES ## Team G FG 1. Belmont 35 327 2. Campbell 31 123 3. ETSU 36 189 4. Lipscomb 30 199 5. Mercer 33 212 6. FGCU 30 175 7. UNF 34 203 8. Jacksonville 32 144 9. Kennesaw State 31 176 10. Stetson 31 164 11. USC Upstate 30 214

FGA 864 351 540 596 642 531 616 463 580 552 735

Pct .378 .350 .350 .334 .330 .330 .330 .311 .303 .297 .291

ASSISTS ## Team 1. Belmont 2. Lipscomb 3. Campbell 4. Jacksonville 5. FGCU 6. Mercer 7. UNF 8. USC Upstate 9. Kennesaw State 10. ETSU 11. Stetson

G 35 30 31 32 30 33 34 30 31 36 31

Assists 569 461 425 390 362 395 404 341 347 390 295

Avg/G 16.26 15.37 13.71 12.19 12.07 11.97 11.88 11.37 11.19 10.83 9.52

3-POINT FIELD GOAL PCT DEFENSE ## Team G FG 1. Mercer 33 193 2. UNF 34 178 3. Jacksonville 32 172 4. Lipscomb 30 205 5. Belmont 35 183 6. ETSU 36 259 7. USC Upstate 30 182 8. Stetson 31 237 9. FGCU 30 251 10. Kennesaw State 31 204 11. Campbell 31 209

FGA 607 553 534 624 545 765 525 644 681 551 555

Pct .318 .322 .322 .329 .336 .339 .347 .368 .369 .370 .377

STEALS ## Team 1. Belmont 2. Jacksonville 3. Lipscomb 4. Stetson 5. Mercer 6. Campbell 7. ETSU 8. FGCU 9. UNF 10. USC Upstate 11. Kennesaw State

G 35 32 30 31 33 31 36 30 34 30 31

Steals 338 274 245 235 243 219 243 189 201 174 171

REBOUNDING OFFENSE ## Team 1. Lipscomb 2. Jacksonville 3. FGCU 4. Belmont 5. ETSU 6. Kennesaw State 7. USC Upstate 8. Stetson 9. Campbell 10. Mercer 11. UNF

G 30 32 30 35 36 31 30 31 31 33 34

Reb 1123 1187 1098 1258 1288 1057 1020 1025 1023 1083 1087

Avg/G 37.4 37.1 36.6 35.9 35.8 34.1 34.0 33.1 33.0 32.8 32.0

TURNOVER MARGIN ## Team 1. Belmont 2. Jacksonville 3. Mercer 4. ETSU 5. Campbell 6. Lipscomb 7. USC Upstate 8. FGCU 9. Stetson 10. UNF 11. Kennesaw State

G 35 32 33 36 31 30 30 30 31 34 31

TEAM 481 484 469 477 446 464 440 500 501 569 443

Avg 13.7 15.1 14.2 13.3 14.4 15.5 14.7 16.7 16.2 16.7 14.3

OPP 665 526 509 501 454 436 395 451 450 498 377

Avg 19.0 16.4 15.4 13.9 14.6 14.5 13.2 15.0 14.5 14.6 12.2

Margin +5.26 +1.31 +1.21 +0.67 +0.26 -0.93 -1.50 -1.63 -1.65 -2.09 -2.13

REBOUNDING DEFENSE ## Team 1. Belmont 2. Campbell 3. ETSU 4. Jacksonville 5. Stetson 6. Mercer 7. Lipscomb 8. FGCU 9. USC Upstate 10. Kennesaw State 11. UNF

G 35 31 36 32 31 33 30 30 30 31 34

Reb 1137 1026 1220 1098 1081 1158 1059 1068 1116 1156 1269

Avg/G 32.5 33.1 33.9 34.3 34.9 35.1 35.3 35.6 37.2 37.3 37.3

ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO ## Team G 1. Belmont 35 2. Lipscomb 30 3. Campbell 31 4. Mercer 33 5. ETSU 36 6. Jacksonville 32 7. Kennesaw State 31 8. USC Upstate 30 9. FGCU 30 10. UNF 34 11. Stetson 31

Asst 569 461 425 395 390 390 347 341 362 404 295

Avg 16.3 15.4 13.7 12.0 10.8 12.2 11.2 11.4 12.1 11.9 9.5

Turn 481 464 446 469 477 484 443 440 500 569 501

Avg 13.7 15.5 14.4 14.2 13.3 15.1 14.3 14.7 16.7 16.7 16.2

Ratio 1.18 0.99 0.95 0.84 0.82 0.81 0.78 0.78 0.72 0.71 0.59

REBOUNDING MARGIN ## Team 1. Belmont 2. Jacksonville 3. Lipscomb 4. ETSU 5. FGCU 6. Campbell 7. Stetson 8. Mercer 9. Kennesaw State 10. USC Upstate 11. UNF

G TEAM 35 1258 32 1187 30 1123 36 1288 30 1098 31 1023 31 1025 33 1083 31 1057 30 1020 34 1087

G 36 35 32 31 33 34 30 31 30 30 31

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FG 803 721 704 668 754 866 779 737 765 745 857

Avg 35.9 37.1 37.4 35.8 36.6 33.0 33.1 32.8 34.1 34.0 32.0

OPP 1137 1098 1059 1220 1068 1026 1081 1158 1156 1116 1269

Avg 32.5 34.3 35.3 33.9 35.6 33.1 34.9 35.1 37.3 37.2 37.3

Margin +3.5 +2.8 +2.1 +1.9 +1.0 -0.1 -1.8 -2.3 -3.2 -3.2 -5.4

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A-SUN 2010-11 STATISTICS OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS ## Team 1. Jacksonville 2. FGCU 3. Belmont 4. USC Upstate 5. Kennesaw State 6. Lipscomb 7. Stetson 8. Campbell 9. ETSU 10. Mercer 11. UNF

G 32 30 35 30 31 30 31 31 36 33 34

No. 433 397 451 378 384 364 365 353 406 347 350

Avg/G 13.53 13.23 12.89 12.60 12.39 12.13 11.77 11.39 11.28 10.52 10.29

DEFENSIVE REBOUNDS ## Team 1. Lipscomb 2. ETSU 3. Jacksonville 4. FGCU 5. Belmont 6. Mercer 7. Kennesaw State 8. UNF 9. Campbell 10. USC Upstate 11. Stetson

G 30 36 32 30 35 33 31 34 31 30 31

No. 759 882 754 701 807 736 673 737 670 642 660

Avg/G 25.30 24.50 23.56 23.37 23.06 22.30 21.71 21.68 21.61 21.40 21.29

3-POINT FIELD GOALS MADE ## Team G 1. Belmont 35 2. USC Upstate 30 3. Lipscomb 30 4. Mercer 33 5. UNF 34 6. FGCU 30 7. Kennesaw State 31 8. Stetson 31 9. ETSU 36 10. Jacksonville 32 11. Campbell 31

3FG 327 214 199 212 203 175 176 164 189 144 123

Avg/G 9.34 7.13 6.63 6.42 5.97 5.83 5.68 5.29 5.25 4.50 3.97

ASSISTS ## Player-Team 1. RIVERA, Marlon-FGCU 2. HARTLEY, Junard-CAM 3. SLATER, Josh-LIP 4. SOLLAZZO, Adam-ETSU 5. HANLEN, Drew-BEL 6. HALL, Langston-MER 7. DIXON, Spencer-KSU 8. HAUGABROOK, Brad-UNF 9. WALDEN, Corey-STET 10. POWELL, Russell-JU

Cl JR SR SR JR JR FR JR SR FR SO

STEALS ## Player-Team Cl 1. SLATER, Josh-LIP SR 2. WALDEN, Corey-STET FR 3. JOHNSON, Kerron-BEL SO 4. HARDY, Ayron-JU SR 5. GRIFFIN, Eric-CAM JR 6. BOYD, Robert-LIP FR 7. RIVERA, Marlon-FGCU JR 8. HARTLEY, Junard-CAM SR 9. CUMMINGS, Markeith-KSU SO 10. CAMPBELL, Jordan-BEL SR

SCORING ## Player-Team Cl 1. CUMMINGS, Markeith-KSU SO 2. SMITH, Mike-ETSU SR 3. HODZIC, Adnan-LIP SR 4. SLATER, Josh-LIP SR 5. MILLS, Brian-MER SR 6. BANKS, Anthony-FGCU SO 7. CRAIG, Torrey-UPST FR 8. WILLIAMS, Micah-ETSU SR 9. GRIFFIN, Eric-CAM JR 10. DIXON, Spencer-KSU JR

G FG 31 198 35 222 30 206 30 151 33 195 30 164 30 155 35 166 29 136 31 142

3FG 12 47 1 34 19 0 68 59 21 50

FT 158 135 119 160 127 110 53 104 89 72

Pts 566 626 532 496 536 438 431 495 382 406

REBOUNDING ## Player-Team 1. GREEN, LaDaris-KSU 2. HODZIC, Adnan-LIP 3. CRAIG, Torrey-UPST 4. BROWN, Isiah-ETSU 5. GRIFFIN, Eric-CAM 6. SMITH, Mike-ETSU 7. BANKS, Anthony-FGCU GRAHAM, Delwan-JU 9. ANDERSON, Aaron-KSU 10. HARDY, Ayron-JU

G 30 30 30 36 29 35 30 30 31 32

DEF 147 156 148 165 137 179 85 127 130 121

TOT 255 224 216 258 200 239 191 191 193 197

Avg/G 8.5 7.5 7.2 7.2 6.9 6.8 6.4 6.4 6.2 6.2

FIELD GOAL PCT (Min. 3.0 made per game) ## Player-Team Cl G FG FGA 1. HODZIC, Adnan-LIP SR 30 206 366 2. DIAZ, Andy-UNF SO 34 149 265 3. HEDGEPETH, Mick-BEL JR 35 136 252 4. HARDY, Ayron-JU SR 32 152 287 5. DODSON, Preston-CAM SR 27 85 164 6. BROWN, Isiah-ETSU JR 36 149 290 7. SAUNDERS, Scott-BEL JR 35 114 223

Pct .563 .562 .540 .530 .518 .514 .511

OFF 108 68 68 93 63 60 106 64 63 76

JR 29 136 270 .504 SO 30 164 335 .490 SO 30 116 237 .489 G Asts 30 161 31 160 30 139 36 145 35 139 33 117 31 106 34 113 24 78 32 97

Avg/G 5.37 5.16 4.63 4.03 3.97 3.55 3.42 3.32 3.25 3.03

FREE THROW PCT (Min. 2.0 made per game) ## Player-Team Cl G FTM FTA 1. SMITH, Parker-UNF SO 34 87 101 2. GRANBERRY, Jerron-UNF SO 34 123 146 3. WALDEN, Corey-STET FR 24 66 80 4. HARDY, Ayron-JU SR 32 72 91 5. SMITH, Mike-ETSU SR 35 135 171 6. JOHNSON, Kerron-BEL SO 35 110 146 7. WILLIAMS, Micah-ETSU SR 35 104 140 8. SAUNDERS, Scott-BEL JR 35 119 164 HODZIC, Adnan-LIP SR 30 119 164 10. MILLS, Brian-MER SR 33 127 176

INDIVIDUALS

Cl SO SR FR JR JR SR SO JR SO SR

8. GRIFFIN, Eric-CAM 9. BANKS, Anthony-FGCU 10. GREEN, LaDaris-KSU

Avg/G 18.3 17.9 17.7 16.5 16.2 14.6 14.4 14.1 13.2 13.1

G 30 24 35 32 29 29 30 31 31 35

Stls 93 56 70 63 49 48 47 48 45 48

Pct .861 .842 .825 .791 .789 .753 .743 .726 .726 .722

Avg/G 3.10 2.33 2.00 1.97 1.69 1.66 1.57 1.55 1.45 1.37

3-POINT FG PCT (Min. 1.0 made per game) ## Player-Team Cl G 3FG FGA 1. BROWN, Sherwood-FGCU SO 27 31 67 2. CAMPBELL, Jordan-BEL SR 35 77 168 3. CLARK, Ian-BEL SO 35 72 168 4. HALL, Mark-MER SR 33 52 123 5. BURGASON, Jordan-LIP JR 30 84 201 6. HALL, Langston-MER FR 33 54 136 7. MCCONNELL, Kelvin-KSU SR 31 57 146 8. VARIDEL, Christophe-FGCU FR 30 78 206 9. COHN, Travis-JU SR 31 38 103 10. SMITH, Mike-ETSU SR 35 47 128

Pct .463 .458 .429 .423 .418 .397 .390 .379 .369 .367

3-POINT FG MADE ## Player-Team Cl 1. BURGASON, Jordan-LIP JR 2. SMITH, Parker-UNF SO 3. VARIDEL, Christophe-FGCU FR 4. CRAIG, Torrey-UPST FR 5. TUBBS, Justin-ETSU SR 6. CAMPBELL, Jordan-BEL SR 7. GRANBERRY, Jerron-UNF SO 8. CLARK, Ian-BEL SO 9. CHAVIS, Josh-UPST SR 10. MCCONNELL, Kelvin-KSU SR

G 30 34 30 30 33 35 34 35 28 31

3FG 84 90 78 68 74 77 70 72 57 57

Avg/G 2.80 2.65 2.60 2.27 2.24 2.20 2.06 2.06 2.04 1.84

BLOCKED SHOTS ## Player-Team Cl 1. OLUMUYIWA, Babatunde-UPST FR 2. GRIFFIN, Eric-CAM JR 3. BROWN, Isiah-ETSU JR 4. GREEN, LaDaris-KSU SO 5. HARRIS, Marvelle-CAM FR 6. SAUNDERS, Scott-BEL JR 7. DIAZ, Andy-UNF SO 8. HARDY, Ayron-JU SR 9. POWELL, Glenn-JU SO 10. SAUEY, Matt-UNF JR

G 30 29 36 30 31 35 34 32 29 31

Blks 71 61 71 54 47 40 36 31 27 28

Avg/G 2.37 2.10 1.97 1.80 1.52 1.14 1.06 0.97 0.93 0.90

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ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO (Min. 3.0 assists/game) ## Player-Team Cl G Asst Avg Turn 1. HANLEN, Drew-BEL JR 35 139 4.0 48 2. HALL, Langston-MER FR 33 117 3.5 68 3. HARTLEY, Junard-CAM SR 31 160 5.2 98 4. SOLLAZZO, Adam-ETSU JR 36 145 4.0 90 5. POWELL, Russell-JU SO 32 97 3.0 61 6. SLATER, Josh-LIP SR 30 139 4.6 92 7. RIVERA, Marlon-FGCU JR 30 161 5.4 114 8. HAUGABROOK, Brad-UNF SR 34 113 3.3 89 9. DIXON, Spencer-KSU JR 31 106 3.4 94 10. WALDEN, Corey-STET FR 24 78 3.3 77 OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS ## Player-Team 1. GREEN, LaDaris-KSU 2. BANKS, Anthony-FGCU 3. BROWN, Isiah-ETSU 4. GLENN, Ricardo-UPST 5. FORBES, Steve-STET 6. HARDY, Ayron-JU 7. HEDGEPETH, Mick-BEL 8. HODZIC, Adnan-LIP CRAIG, Torrey-UPST 10. DIAZ, Andy-UNF

Cl SO SO JR FR FR SR JR SR FR SO

G 30 30 36 27 31 32 35 30 30 34

No. 108 106 93 68 78 76 82 68 68 76

DEFENSIVE REBOUNDS ## Player-Team 1. HODZIC, Adnan-LIP 2. SMITH, Mike-ETSU 3. CRAIG, Torrey-UPST 4. GREEN, LaDaris-KSU 5. RIVERA, Marlon-FGCU 6. GRIFFIN, Eric-CAM 7. BROWN, Isiah-ETSU 8. SLATER, Josh-LIP GRAHAM, Delwan-JU 10. ANDERSON, Aaron-KSU

Cl SR SR FR SO JR JR JR SR JR SO

G 30 35 30 30 30 29 36 30 30 31

No. Avg/G 156 5.20 179 5.11 148 4.93 147 4.90 144 4.80 137 4.72 165 4.58 127 4.23 127 4.23 130 4.19

MINUTES PLAYED ## Player-Team Cl 1. CUMMINGS, Markeith-KSU SO 2. DIXON, Spencer-KSU JR 3. WILLIAMS, Micah-ETSU SR 4. SMITH, Mike-ETSU SR 5. HARDY, Ayron-JU SR 6. HARTLEY, Junard-CAM SR 7. HALL, Langston-MER FR 8. WALDEN, Corey-STET FR 9. RIVERA, Marlon-FGCU JR 10. HODZIC, Adnan-LIP SR

Avg 1.4 2.1 3.2 2.5 1.9 3.1 3.8 2.6 3.0 3.2

Ratio 2.90 1.72 1.63 1.61 1.59 1.51 1.41 1.27 1.13 1.01

Avg/G 3.60 3.53 2.58 2.52 2.52 2.38 2.34 2.27 2.27 2.24

G Min 31 1102 31 1084 35 1208 35 1194 32 1085 31 1050 33 1098 24 779 30 953 30 949

Avg/G 35.55 34.97 34.51 34.11 33.91 33.87 33.27 32.46 31.77 31.63

As a freshman, Langston Hall ranked among the A-Sun leaders in assists, assist-turnover ratio and minutes played.


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1923-24

1947-48

1949-50 1950-51

1951-52

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MERCER CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY Basketball has a long-standing legacy at Mercer University. The first edition of Mercer cagers hit the hardwood over 100 years ago and tipped off what would be a successful history of championship teams. The Mercer men’s basketball program has won in each conference of which it has been a member, dating back to the 1920s when the school was a member of the forerunner to the SEC, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The Bears claimed SIAA championships in 1922 and 1924. Mercer posted an overall record of 17-7 in 1921-22 and closed out the campaign by winning five of its last six contests to capture the SIAA title (losing its season finale to SIC foe North Carolina). The Bears defeated Centre, Kentucky, Chattanooga and Georgia Tech, before falling to UNC. The Bears were invited to the National Invitational Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis. Mercer captured the 1924 title with a 22-6 record, topping Millsaps, Louisiana College, Mississippi College and Centre in the 1924 SIAA Tournament.

1952-53

In 1948, the Bears were invited to participate in the NAIB national tournament as an independent. After the 1947-48 season, Mercer joined the Dixie Conference as one of nine charter members. The basketball program faced the likes of Florida State, Howard, Lambuth, Millsaps, Mississippi College, Oglethorpe, Stetson and Tampa during its stint in the conference. Mercer claimed the Dixie Conference tournament championship in 1951, 1952 and 1954, while garnering the regular season crowns in 1950, 1952 and 1953. Despite losing in the Dixie tourney finals in 1949-50, the team earned a spot in the NAIB tournament.

1953-54

The 1971-72 team earned a trip to the NCAA College Division National Tournament. The program would move to the NCAA Division I and the Atlantic Sun Conference (then known as the Trans America Athletic Conference) in 1979. The 1980-81 squad was led by Atlantic Sun “Player of the Year,” Benton Wade. The Bears finished the regular season third in the conference and were facing an uphill battle in the A-Sun tournament, held in Shreveport, La. Mercer proved to be up to the challenge downing Arkansas-Little Rock, Louisiana-Monroe and Houston Baptist in the championship game to capture the conference title and the school’s first ever berth in the NCAA tournament. Mercer faced the Southwest Conference’s Arkansas Razorbacks in the first round of the “Big Dance.” Despite a courageous effort by the lower-seeded Bears, the Razorbacks prevailed, 73-67.

1971-72

The most recent chapter for Mercer championship success was written during the 2002-03 season. The Bears posted a 23-6 record, the best in school history, after finishing 6-23 the year before. The 17-game turnaround in one season was the largest in NCAA Division I history. Also, for the first time in the school’s 24-year affiliation with the A-Sun, it was the first regular season basketball title that Mercer had ever won. After going 5-2 in the first seven conference games of the season, the Bears rattled off 11 consecutive wins to close the regular season. The strong finish gave Mercer a number one seed in the conference tournament, but the Bears lost a heart-breaker to UCF in the conference tournament semifinals to end the season. For the first time in school history, Mercer was ranked in the mid-major Top 25. Head coach Mark Slonaker was honored with the Jim Phelan Award as the national “Coach of the Year” and was also named the Atlantic Sun “Coach of the Year.”

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Since its program joined NCAA Division I Mercer University has had two of its men’s basketball teams participate in the NCAA Division I national tournament: The 1980-81 squad (above) and the 1984-85 team (right).

NCAA Results:

March,1981 - Austin Regional 1st round: Arkansas 73, Mercer 67 March 15, 1985 - Atlanta Regional 1st round: Georgia Tech 65, Mercer 58

BEAR PAUSE Former Mercer standout Korey McCray (1997-2001) was named as an assistant coach for the storied UCLA men’s basketball program in the spring of 2011. McCray still ranks third in MU history for total assists in a career (344) and 8th in assists per game for a career (3.1 apg/112 games).

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NABC SILVER ANNIVERSARY NABC Silver Anniversary Teams Two former Mercer basketball players have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Hilyard Silver Anniversary All-America team. The award is presented to former studentathletes - who have distinguished themselves in their chosen career on - the 25th anniversary of their senior year. Dr. Donald Baxter, Mercer class of 1965, was selected to the 1990 NABC Silver Anniversary All-America team as well as the being named to the NCAA Hilyard Silver Anniversary team. Baxter, who resides in Houston, Texas, is one of the leading orthopedic foot and ankle specialists in the country. Baxter joined Ricky Barry (Miami), Dick Van Arsdale (Indiana), Fred Haskel (Davidson) and Toby Kendall (UConn). Dr. David Jones, Mercer class of 1974, was chosen on the 1999 team that was honored at the Final Four in St. Petersburg. Jones, who lives in Atlanta, is considered one of America’s leading pediatric cardiologists. Jones was honored along with Bill Walton (UCLA), Len Elmore (Maryland), Jamaal Wilkes (UCLA) and Lon Kruger (Kansas State).

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PRO BEARS Brian Mills (2007-11)

Hrvoje Pervan (2005-07)

Justin Howard (1999-03)

A stellar senior season propelled Mills into the spotlight and earned him a pro contract in Portugal with Lusitania.

Pervan, who had great face-up skills and displayed an ability to shoot the 3-pointer, played with Germany’s Wuerzburg Baskets and the Leopards of the British professional league.

Daniel Emerson (2008-10)

Andrew Brown (2003-06)

After earning recognition as the state of Georgia’s college “Player of the Year,” Emerson signed a professional contract to play for Optima Gent in Belgium in 2010-11.

Played professional basketball in Osnabrueck, Germany.

Led the Bears in field goal shooting percentage in 2001-02 and ranked fourth in blocked shots for a season (49), played 2008-09 with Halcones UV in Mexico’s LNBP League and Guadalajara in 200910. Howard was previously with Fuerza Guinda of the CIBACOPA League. He was named Divisional MVP when he led Fuerza Guinda to the semifinals of the CIBACOPA League championship in 2006.

Wesley Duke (1999-05) E.J. Kusnyer (2008-10) Kusnyer - after ranking second in the nation for three-point field goals made (107) in 2009-10 - was signed professionally by Rotterdam Challengers in Holland’s professional league for 2010-11.

James Florence (2006-10) Mercer’s all-time scoring leader was drafted in the third round of the NBA Developmental League draft by the Reno Bighorns, but ended up playing professionally in Bosnia for Igokea.

Arguably one of the most popular players in Mercer basketball history, had a promising NFL career cut short by a knee injury. Duke is Mercer’s all-time career blocked shots leader (173), and led Mercer with a 59.2 field goal pct. in 200203 and rebounding in 2003-04. He signed as a free agent with the NFL’s Denver Broncos in April 2005, and was later signed to the team’s active roster.

Andrew Walker (2000-05)

Sidiki Straub (2008-09) Played 2010 with Riet-Wedel.

Played 2008 for Centerville of the Southeastern Basketball League.

Isaac Stallworth (1997-99) Played 2005 with Georgia K of the ABA.

Reggie Elliott (1994-96) Played 2009 with Pitesti.

Played 2007 with the Las Vegas Aces of the ABA.

Calvin Henry (2006-09) Played with the BBC Nitia in Luxembourg in 2009-10 and was signed by UBC Hanover in the German professional league in 2010-11.

Rodney Kirtz (1997-2001)

Scott Farley (1991-93, 94-96) Scott Emerson (1999-04) After graduating as Mercer’s third all-time leading scorer, played five professional seasons in Europe. He played with Limoges (France Pro B) and Team Euphony Bree in Belgium’s D-1 league.

Clarence Baker (2001-03) Played 2005 with New Jersey of the USBL.

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Played 1997 with Vive Menorca.

Ledon Green (1992-96) Finished his career tied for 19th on Mercer’s all-time scoring list, has played of professional basketball in Europe for well over a decade. Green played for Kaposvar SE in the Hungarian A Division. He was formerly with MAFC-Ujbuda Budapest. Green earned second team All-Hungarian League accolades following the 2004-05 campaign when he was with Budapest.


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PRO BEARS Oscar More(1988-90)

Sam Mitchell (1981-85)

Andre Brown (1973-76)

Played in the CBL with the Tri-City Schinook.

Graduated as Mercer’s all-time leading scorer, played 13 seasons in the NBA. Was the head coach of the Toronto Raptors and was named NBA Coach of the Year following the 2006-07 season. Currently, Mitchell is an assistant coach with the New Jersey Nets.

Led the Bears in field goal accuracy for two consecutive seasons and was drafted by the Boston Celtics.

Scott Bailey (1986-90) Played in the Global Basketball League’s Saginaw, Mich., franchise.

Dwayne Taylor (1987-89)

Tony Gattis (1979-83) Led the Bears in scoring for three consecutive seasons and was drafted by the Seattle Supersonics.

Billy Smith (1970-74) Ranked ninth on the all-time scoring list when he finished his MU career and was drafted by the New York Knicks.

Played 1997 with AlbaComp.

Leonard Hardin (1970-74) Jerry Thruston (1974-77) Earl Walker (1983-85) Scored 597 points during the 1984-85 season and was drafted by the Seattle Supersonics and played in the CBA with the Sioux City Skyforce.

Scored 1,099 points in just three seasons with the Bears and ranked 24th all-time. He was drafted by the Golden State Warriors following his stellar career at Mercer.

BEAR PAUSE

THE HAZARD OF DUKE: Former Bear Wesley Duke (199905), was one of the program’s most athletically gifted individuals ever, making him a dangerous “weapon” on the court (he’s MU’s 19th alltime scoring leader). Duke has two noteworthy achievements about his post-MU basketball career. First, he is the only Mercer player to ever win the annual Slam Dunk Contest (left). After he was done playing hoops, his physical skills attracted the attention of NFL scouts and he was signed by the Denver Broncos (right) and eventually advanced to the team’s active roster as a tight end.

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MERCER LEGEND: Sam Mitchell starred for the Mercer University program from 1981-85. Arguably, the greatest player in the history of Bears’ basketball, he is second on the school’s career scoring list (finishing his collegiate career with 1,986 points) and was the 1985 Atlantic Sun Conference “Player of the Year.” He led Mercer to the 1985 A-Sun championship and a berth in NCAA tournament against nationally-ranked Georgia Tech. When he left Mercer, Mitchell was the Bears’ leader in the following categories: scoring (career & season), field goals made (career & season), most free throws made (season), and free throws attempted (season) and still holds all but the career scoring mark to this day. At the 1985 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament pre-draft camp, he was tabbed the most valuable player. Mitchell was drafted in the third round (54 overall) by the Houston Rockets in the 1985 NBA Draft. He began his NBA career in 1989 as a free agent with the expansion Minnesota Timberwolves, but before entering the NBA, he paid his dues. Mitchell played three years in the Continental Basketball Association where he helped the Rapid City (S.D.) Thrillers to a championship and also in France’s top professional league for two seasons (1987-89). In 1989, he signed his first NBA contract on the back of Billy McKinney, Minnesota’s player personnel director, prior to a summer league game in San Antonio. He played three seasons in Minnesota before being acquired by the Indiana Pacers in September 1992. He returned to the Timberwolves as a free

agent in 1995 where he played an instrumental role in the on-and off-court development of 18-year-old rookie Kevin Garnett, who became the first player in 20 years to be drafted directly out of high school. Mitchell split his playing career between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Indiana Pacers. He appeared in 994 regular season games and 59 postseason contests, missing just 40 games to injury or illness throughout his career. He posted averages of 8.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He ranks second all-time in Timberwolves history behind only Kevin Garnett in games played with 757 and second with 7,161 points, 1,773 free throws made, 2,664 field goals made, 3,030 rebounds and 449 steals. Following his playing career, Mitchell went into coaching as an assistant under George Karl for the Milwaukee Bucks, and Charlotte Bobcats before being named the sixth head coach of the Toronto Raptors in 2005 (serving in that capacity until 2008). Mitchell was the 2006-07 NBA “Coach of the Year” after leading Toronto to its first-ever Atlantic Division title and a franchise-record tying 47 wins. In 2010, Mitchell returned to the NBA when he joined new N.J. Nets head coach Avery Johnson’s staff as an assistant coach. Mitchell’s addition to the Nets staff elicited the following from ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard, who wrote “The addition of Mitchell could also be a benefit in free agency, as Mitchell has a strong reputation among players. Mitchell coached Chris Bosh, one of this summer’s most coveted free agents, in Toronto for more than four seasons, and Bosh has credited him for much of his development.” In 2010, Mitchell was inducted in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame (located in the city of Macon). Mitchell was born September 2, 1963. He and his wife, Anita, have four children: Morgann and Maya, and twins Rhagan and Rhana. He has been active in numerous charitable efforts through the years, particularly with the Special Olympics.

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SAM MITCHELL Mitchell’s NBA Career High Games *Points: 37 vs. Philadelphia (2/03/91) *Field Goals Made: 14 vs. Philadelphia (2/03/91) *Field Goals Attempted: 24 vs. Seattle (11/12/89) *Three Point Field Goals Made: 2, Two Times *Three Point Field Goals Attempted: 4, Two Times *Free throws Made: 13, Two Times *Free throws Attempted: 15 vs. Milwaukee (2/01/98) *Offensive Rebounds: 8 vs. Houston (12/10/96) *Defensive Rebounds: 12 vs. Golden State (12/27/91) *Total Rebounds: 17 vs. Golden State (12/27/91) *Assists: 7, Two Times *Steals: 6 vs. San Antonio (11/15/89) *Blocks: 5 at Orlando (1/09/91)

BEAR PAUSE Sam Mitchell is not only a member of the Mercer Athletics Hall of Fame - as well as having had his uniform number retired by the school - but was also elected to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

Mitchell’s NBA Career Highlights *Scored his 8,000th career point against the Denver Nuggets on 2/15/00. *Played his 900th career game against Miami Heat 3/9/01. *Has appeared in 56 career NBA Playoff games, averaging 4.6 ppg and 2.3 rpg in 14.6 mpg *Recorded his 200th career blocked shot against the Dallas Mavericks on 12/23/95 *Handed out his 1,000th career assist 1/01/01 vs. Houston Rockets *Scored a career-high 37 points against the Philadelphia 76ers on 2/3/91 and averaged a career-best 14.6 ppg in 1990-91 *Averaged 17.0 ppg and 6.4 rpg in 55 career CBA games

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Scott Emerson

1,753 Career Points - .522 field goal percentage - 930 career rebounds - 95 career blocked shots - 37 percent career three-point field goal shooting - As a freshman, led in scoring, rebounds and blocks. - Also led in rebounding as a sophomore and junior - All-A-Sun 1st Team in 2000-01 and 2002-03 - All-A-Sun 2nd Team in 1999-2000 - Five A-Sun “Player of the Week” awards - 2000 A-Sun All-Tournament Team - Twice a Collegeinsider.com Pre-Season All-American - Played five professional seasons in Europe

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In Memorium

Tommy Mixon

1,801 Career Points - Scored a school-record 47 points vs. Millsaps (2/19/55) - Hit a school-record 21 free throws vs. Millsaps (2/19/55) - Averaged a school-record 25.7 points in 1954-55 - Captain of the 1955 Mercer basketball and baseball teams - Named Mercer’s Most Outstanding Male Athlete for 1955 - Drafted in the 7th round by the Ft. Wayne Pistons in 1955 - Signed with world champion Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955 - Member of the Mercer Athletic Hall of Fame - Member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame - Member of the Macon Sports Hall of Fame - Los Angeles Dodgers Scouting Supervisor, 1974-2000

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(1981-85) 1,986 Career Points

Eric Chambers, a two-time letterwinner, passed away - Graduated as Mercer’s all-time leading scorer in 1985 and his number was retired during the 1985- - Averaged 21.0 and 25.0 final two seasons 86 season. - Career scoring average of 17.0 per game - 1985 A-Sun Player of the Year The following poem was written by teammate Pete - Member of the Mercer Athletic Hall of Fame Geter in 1985: - 13-year NBA veteran - 2007 NBA Coach of the Year God called you home at the twinkling of an eye - Owns Mercer’s single season scoring record (774 there was no time to say goodbye. points in 1985) - Hold Mercer records for field goals made in a season A million times we have cried if loving you could have (294; 1985) and career (768; 1981-1985) saved you, you never would have died. - Drafted in the third round (54th overall) of 1985 Draft by the Houston Rockets Death is a heartache that no one can heal, - Indiucted into Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2010 Memories are something that no one can steal Others may forget that your are gone, But we will remember no matter how long

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(1946-50) 1,738 Career Points - Made a school-record 470 free throws during career - Averaged 24.2 points per game in 1949-50 - Named Team Captain in 1950 - Named Mercer’s Most Outstanding Male Athlete in 1948 - Drafted by the NBA Syracuse Nationals in 1950 - Stetson Head Basketball Coach from 1957 to 1993 - Holds Stetson all-time record wins with 552 - Member of the Mercer Athletic Hall of Fame - Member of the Stetson Athletic Hall of Fame - Member of the Florida Sports Hall of Fame - Member of the Nike Athletic Hall of Fame

BEAR PAUSE Mercer University’s spires are a distinctive and beautiful part of the campus - as well as Macon - skyline.


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-RECORDS -ANNUAL LEADERS -U.C. VENUE RECORDS -OPPONENT SERIES RECORDS -SEASON-BY-SEASON SCORES -YEAR-BY-YEAR SUMMARY -COACHING RECORDS -ALL-TIME ROSTER

Pictured: Mercer’s all-time scoring leader James Florence (class of 2010)


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Single Game Records Team Most Points Scored 125 vs. Oglethorpe (125-54) Most Points, Combined 233 vs. Furman (MU 118, FU 115) Most Points, Opponent 126 Duke (Duke 126, MU 64) Individual Points Scored 47 Tommy Mixon (vs. Millsaps)

James Florence (2006-10) hit this shot on Dec. 29, 2009 at Charlotte to become the Bears’ all-time scoring leader. 1,000-POINT CLUB - Mercer’s All-Time Scoring Leaders No. Name YEARS G 1. James Florence 2006-10 119 2. Sam Mitchell 1982-85 112 3. Tommy Mixon 1952-55 105 4. Scott Emerson 2000-04 113 5. Glenn Wilkes 1947-50 95 6. Jud Roberts 1966-69 93 7. Tony Gattis 1980-83 110 8. Leonard Hardin 1971-74 93 9. Kenny Brown 1991-93 82 10. Billy Smith 1971-74 94 11. Stewart Reese 1976-79 94 12. Woodrow Richardson 1955-58 87 13. Aleem Muhammad 1999-03 116 14. Richard Reid 1951-54 109 15. Bruce Gordy 1969-72 98 16. Pete Geter 1984-87 115 17. Scott Bailey 1987-90 106 18. Robert Belloir 1967-69 68 19. Wesley Duke 2000-05 116 20. Brian Mills 2007-11 128 T21. Ledon Green 1993-96 105 T21. Jack Scott 1970-73 84 23. Chris Moore 1984-87 105 24. Kenny Daugherty 1977-80 105 25. Shaddean Aaron 2005-08 105 26. Jerry Thruston 1975-77 76 27. Bob Reeves 1962-66 82 28. Tony Bolds 1982-84 83 29. Steve Moody 1964-67 92 30. Will Emerson 2002-06 114 T31. Jim Hearn 1962-64 72 T31. Reggie Elliott 1994-96 56 33. Rodney Kirtz 1998-01 108 34. Donnie Veal 1958-61 84 35. Dartez Talbott 1979-81 82

PTS PER YR 539-531-666-550 192-461-559-774 269-395-571-566 501-459-95-423-275 228-390-487-633 280-357-485-577 206-469-389-551 373-374-370-438 317-515-575 200-413-327-420 88-362-427-471 170-396-381-319 156-158-498-449 149-381-373-343 345-369-220-293 179-140-409-478 56-144-458-539 310-352-493 9-225-270-315-322 136-208-258-536 87-239-251-545 234-327-382-179 49-121-454-496 178-257-338-345 41-133-460-481 338-356-405 64-248-466-319 267-291-527 274-179-311-300 122-164-437-327 249-325-460 378-656 108-131-300-486 35-177-416-395 238-411-365

POINTS 2,286 1,986 1,801 1,753 1,738 1,699 1,615 1,555 1,407 1,360 1,348 1,266 1,261 1,246 1,227 1,206 1,197 1,155 1,141 1,138 1,122 1,122 1,120 1,118 1,115 1,099 1,097 1,085 1,064 1,050 1,034 1,034 1,025 1,023 1,014

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TOTAL AVG 19.2 17.7 17.2 15.5 18.3 18.3 14.7 16.7 17.2 14.5 14.3 14.6 10.9 11.4 12.5 10.5 11.3 17.0 9.8 8.9 10.7 13.4 10.7 10.6 11.5 14.5 13.4 13.1 11.6 9.2 14.4 18.5 9.5 12.2 12.4

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Points Per Game Career 1. Tommy Mixon T2. Teko Wynder T2. Norman Carter 4. James Florence 5. Glenn Wilkes 6. Jud Roberts 7. Reggie Elliott 8. Sam Mitchell 9. Kenny Brown 10. Robert Belloir

22.5 (105 games) 20.5 (24 games) 20.5 (40 games) 19.2 (119 games) 18.3 (95 games) 18.3 (93 games) 18.1 (56 games) 17.7 (112 games) 17.2 (82 games) 17.0 (68 games)

1951-55 1974-75 1957-59 2006-10 1946-50 1965-69 1994-96 1981-85 1990-93 1966-69

Points Scored Season 1. Sam Mitchell 2. James Florence 3. Reggie Elliott 4. Earl Walker 5. Jud Roberts 6. Kenny Brown 7. Tommy Mixon 8. Chance Solomon 9. Sam Mitchell 10. Shaun Thompson

774 666 656 597 577 575 566 560 559 556

1984-85 2008-09 1995-96 1984-85 1968-69 1992-93 1954-55 1994-95 1983-84 1991-92

Points Per Game Season 1. Tommy Mixon 2. Sam Mitchell 3. Glenn Wilkes 4. Reggie Elliott 5. Jud Roberts 6. Kenny Brown 7. Sam Mitchell 8. Cary Moore 9. Glenn Wilkes 10. Jud Roberts

25.7 25.0 24.2 22.6 22.2 22.1 21.5 21.3 21.2 21.1

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Scoring Average – Team Single Season 1. 88.9 (21 games) 1972-73 2. 86.9 (24 games) 1973-74 3. 85.5 (26 games) 1971-72 4. 83.6 (27 games) 1978-79 5. 82.5 (22 games) 1955-56 6. 80.9 (26 games) 1974-75 7. 80.8 (24 games) 1964-65 8. 80.8 (26 games) 1968-69 9. 80.1 (28 games) 2004-05 T10. 79.4 (24 games) 1956-57 T10. 79.4 (26 games) 1949-50


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Tom Dykes 385 Glenn Wilkes Glenn Wilkes Glenn Wilkes Lamar Clements Richard Reid Tommy Mixon Tommy Mixon Tommy Mixon Cary Moore Robert Graham Norman Carter Norman Carter Donnie Veal Donnie Veal Joe Dulick Jim Hearn Jim Hearn Bob Reeves Bob Reeves Jud Roberts Jud Roberts Jud Roberts Bruce Gordy Leonard Hardin Billy Smith Leonard Hardin Leonard Hardin Teko Wynder Steve Hendrickson Jerry Thruston Stewart Reese Stewart Reese Benton Wade Tony Gattis Tony Gattis Tony Gattis Sam Mitchell Sam Mitchell Chris Moore Chris Moore Ben Wilson Scott Bailey Scott Bailey Mike Smith Shaun Thompson Kenny Brown Will Tuttle Chance Solomon Reggie Elliott Bruce Simms Mark Johnson Earnest Brown Scott Emerson Rodney Kirtz Aleem Muhammad Aleem Muhammad Delmar Wilson Will Emerson Andrew Brown James Florence James Florence James Florence James Florence Brian Mills

15.4 390 487 633 528 381 395 571 566 468 461 368 450 416 395 372 325 460 466 319 357 485 577 369 373 413 370 438 491 402 405 427 471 424 469 389 551 559 774 454 496 539 458 539 379 556 575 377 560 636 395 344 315 501 486 498 449 335 437 435 539 531 667 550 536

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Scoring Total – Team Single Season 1. 2514 (33 games) 2009-10 2. 2417 (31 games) 1984-85 3. 2392 (32 games) 2008-09 4. 2285 (30 games) 2007-08 5. 2271 (29 games) 2002-03 6. 2262 (29 games) 1994-95 7. 2259 (33 games) 1999-00 8. 2257 (27 games) 1978-79 9. 2242 (28 games) 2004-05 10. 2224 (26 games) 1971-72

18.6 21.2 24.3 21.1 13.1 14.6 21.1 25.7 21.3 19.2 19.4 21.4 Single Game Records 18.1 Team 17.2 Field Goals Made 15.5 52 vs. Furman 2/8/72 13.5 Field Goals Attempted 19.2 117 vs. Southern Tech 2/4/72 19.4 Field Goal Percentage 13.9 .700 vs. Southeastern La. 1980-81 17.0 21.1 Individual 22.2 Field Goals Made 15.4 20 Jud Rogers (vs. LaGrange) 1/30/69 17.0 Field Goals Attempted 15.9 28* James Florence vs. USC Upstate 2008-09 17.6 18.3 20.5 Field Goals Made Season 16.1 1. Sam Mitchell 294 1984-85 16.2 2. Earl Walker 256 1984-85 15.8 3. Jud Roberts 248 1968-69 17.4 4. Glenn Wilkes 241 1949-50 15.1 5. Shaun Thompson 238 1991-92 16.2 T6. Tony Gattis 229 1982-83 14.4 T6. James Florence 229 2006-07 20.4 8. Reggie Elliot 226 1995-96 21.5 9. Tony Bolds 222 1983-84 25.0 10. Sam Mitchell 219 1983-84 16.2 17.7 Field Goals Attempted Season 18.6 1. Lamar Clements 577 1950-51 16.4 2. Sam Mitchell 570 1984-85 20.0 3. Reggie Elliot 555 1995-96 14.0 4. James Florence 547 2008-09 19.2 5. Tommy Mixon 516 1954-55 22.1 6. James Florence 507 2007-08 13.0 7. Glenn Wilkes 505 1949-50 19.3 21.9 8. Jud Roberts 497 1968-69 15.2 9. Shaun Thompson 480 1991-92 13.2 10. Teko Wynder 472 1974-75 12.6 15.2 Field Goal Percentage Season (min. 100 made) 17.4 1. Mel Randell .632 1984-85 17.2 2. Travis Johnson .601 1981-82 15.5 3. Benton Wade .594 1980-81 13.4 4. Jeff Belmer .590 1994-95 15.6 5. Tony Gattis .583 1981-82 15.5 6. Benton Wade .580 1979-80 19.3 7. Tony Gattis .578 1980-81 19.0 8. Wesley Duke .573 1999-05 20.8 9. Scott Bailey .572 1988-89 17.7 10. Brian Pfohl .566 2007-08 16.2

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Field Goals Made Career 1. Sam Mitchell 2. James Florence 3. Jud Roberts 4. Glenn Wilkes 5. Leonard Hardin 6. Tony Gattis 7. Tommy Mixon 8. Scott Emerson 9. Stewart Reese 10. Billy Smith

768 744 694 684 683 677 676 663 547 503

Field Goals Attempted Career 1. James Florence 1918 2. Tommy Mixon 1596 3. Leonard Hardin 1520 4. Sam Mitchell 1500 5. Glenn Wilkes 1470 6. Jud Roberts 1423 7. Scott Emerson 1271 8. Richard Reid 1240 9. Jack Scott 1239 10. Tony Gattis 1234

1981-85 2006-10 1965-69 1946-50 1970-74 1979-83 1951-55 1999-04 1975-79 1970-74 2006-10 1951-55 1970-74 1981-85 1946-50 1965-69 1999-04 1950-54 1969-73 1979-83

Field Goal Percentage Career (min. 350 made) 1. Benton Wade .587 1979-81 2. Tony Gattis .549 1979-83 3. Tony Bolds .548 1981-84 4. Wesley Duke .543 1999-05 5. Jerry Thurston .541 1974-77 6. Donnie Woods .532 1990-94 T7. Scott Bailey .522 1986-89 T7. Scott Emerson .522 1999-04 9. Sam Mitchell .512 1981-85 10. Chris Moore .501 1983-87

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MERCER RECORDS Year-By-Year Leaders - Field Goal Pct. Year Player Pct 1954-55 James Hughes .461 1955-56 Cary Moore .534 1956-57 Robert Graham .445 1957-58 Norman Carter .465 1958-59 Norman Carter .440 1959-60 Donnie Veal .470 1960-61 Joe Dulick .538 1961-62 Ray Hardman .506 1962-63 Butch Clifton .442 1963-64 Jim Hearn .440 1964-65 Jack Manton .516 1965-66 Jack Manton .484 1966-67 Tom Mitchell .479 1967-68 Jud Roberts .509 1968-69 Jud Roberts .499 1969-70 Jim Graham .464 1970-71 Monnie Brabham .554 1971-72 Monnie Brabham .466 1972-73 Mike Green .519 1973-74 Andre Brown .521 1974-75 Andre Brown .533 1975-76 Jerry Thruston .573 1976-77 Jerry Thruston .545 1977-78 Joe Everette .522 1978-79 Robert Miles .552 1979-80 Benton Wade .580 1980-81 Benton Wade .594 1981-82 Travis Johnson .601 1982-83 Tony Bolds .563 1983-84 Tony Bolds .565 1984-85 Melvin Randall .632 1985-86 Chris Moore .503 1986-87 Chris Moore .527 1987-88 Scott Bailey .526 1988-89 Scott Bailey .572 1989-90 Scott Bailey .534 1990-91 Mike Kennedy .474 1991-92 Donny Woods .554 1992-93 Donny Woods .613 1993-94 Donny Woods .514 1994-95 Jeff Belmer .590 1995-96 Scott Farley .494 1996-97 Mark Adamson .491 1997-98 Mark Adamson .547 1998-99 Terry Lawyer .557 1999-00 Scott Emerson .522 2000-01 Wesley Duke .494 2001-02 Justin Howard .509 2002-03 Wesley Duke .592 2003-04 Bobby Hansen .549 2004-05 Wesley Duke .573 2005-06 Brian Pfohl .573 2006-07 Brian Pfohl .574 2007-08 Brian Pfohl .566 2008-09 Calvin Henry .503 2009-10 Brian Mills .587 2010-11 Brandon Moore .482

FGM-FGA 53-115 164-307 195-438 155-333 186-423 175-372 78-145 134-265 117-265 194-441 114-221 103-213 104-217 194-381 248-497 111-239 82-148 62-133 68-131 111-213 96-180 160-279 163-299 131-251 160-290 166-286 180-303 119-198 117-208 222-393 148-234 179-356 203-385 51-97 147-257 186-348 55-116 97-175 84-137 113-220 118-200 127-257 55-112 133-243 68-122 194-372 79-160 142-279 90-152 56-102 106-185 63-110 74-129 141-249 82-163 98-167 93-193

Field Goals Made – Team Season 1. 961 (31 games) 2. 911 (26 games) 3. 894 (24 games) 4. 881 (27 games) 5. 873 (30 games) 6. 871 (26 games) 7. 849 (26 games) T8. 848 (28 games) T8. 848 (29 games) 10. 838 (28 games) Field Goals Attempted - Team 1. 2123 (26 games) 2. 2007 (33 games) 3. 1941 (24 games) 4. 1912 (30 games) 5. 1894 (32 games) 6. 1893 (26 games) 7. 1891 (21 games) 8. 1871 (27 games) 9. 1866 (33 games) 10. 1863 (26 games)

1984-85 1971-72 1973-74 1978-79 1980-81 1974-75 1968-69 1979-80 1951-52 1983-84 1971-72 1999-00 1973-74 2007-08 2008-09 1974-75 1972-73 1978-79 2009-10 1968-69

Field Goal Percentage – Team Season 1. .635 (741-1167) 1985-86 2. .524 (838-1598) 1983-84 3. .522 (961-1842) 1984-85 4. .504 (738-1463) 1981-82 5. .501 (873-1742) 1980-81 6. .500 (805-1610) 1982-83 7. .499 (848-1700) 1979-80 8. .496 (814-1642) 1975-76 9. .483 (735-1523) 1988-89 10. .473 (729-1542) 1976-77

FREE THROWS

Single Game Records Team Free Throws Made 43 vs. Millsaps Free Throws Attempted 53 vs. Tampa Free Throw Percentage .950 vs. Stetson Free Throws Made (both teams) 58 vs. Evansville 58 vs. VMI Free Throws Attempted (both teams) 76 vs. VMI Individual Free Throws Made 21 Tom Mixon (vs. Millsaps)

2/19/55 1/29/55 1981-82 1979-80 2007-08 2007-08

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Free Throws Made Season 1. Sam Mitchell 186 2. Tommy Mixon 176 3. Scott Bailey 164 4. Scott Bailey 161 5. James Florence 158 6. Daniel Emerson 155 7. Reggie Elliot 150 T8 . Glenn Wilkes 148 T8. Tommy Mixon 148 10. James Florence 147

1984-85 1954-55 1988-89 1989-90 2006-07 2009-10 1995-96 1949-50 1953-54 2009-10

Free Throws Attempted Season 1. Sam Mitchell 248 2. Scott Bailey 218 3. Cary Moore 214 4. Tommy Mixon 214 5. Scott Bailey 213 6. James Florence 212 7. Daniel Emerson 210 8. James Florence 203 9. James Florence 197 10. Reggie Elliot 188

1984-85 1988-89 1955-56 1954-55 1989-90 2008-09 2009-10 2006-07 2009-10 1995-96

Free Throw Percentage Season (min. 50 made) 1. Morris Thompson .844 1981-82 2. Dartez Talbott .840 1980-81 3. Mark Johnson .836 1997-98 4. Robert Belloir .832 1968-69 5. Chris Hill .824 1999-00 6. Tommy Mixon .822 1954-55 7. Shaddean Aaron .820 2007-08 8. Terry Young .810 1993-94 9. Chance Solomon .806 1994-95 10. Kenny Daugherty .805 1978-79

Robert Belloir, who played four years for the Atlanta Braves, holds the fourth best season free throw percentage at .832 (1969).

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Free Throws Made Career 1. James Florence 556 2. Glenn Wilkes 470 3. Sam Mitchell 450 4. Tommy Mixon 449 5. Wesley Duke 382 6. Scott Bailey 381 7. Scott Emerson 349 8. Kenny Brown 338 9. Jud Roberts 311 10. Woodrow Richardson 300

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Free Throws Attempted Career 1. James Florence 768 2. Glenn Wilkes 641 3. Sam Mitchell 590 4. Tommy Mixon 575 5. Wesley Duke 550 6. Scott Bailey 522 7. Scott Emerson 492 8. Kenny Brown 451 9. Bud Roberts 435 10. Richard Reid 427

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Free Throws Percentage Career (min. 175 made) 1. Dartez Talbott .804 1978-81 2. Donnie Veal .787 1957-61 3. Tommy Mixon .781 1951-55 4. Kenny Daugherty .777 1977-80 5. Sam Mitchell .763 1981-85 6. Chris Moore .761 1983-87 7. Reggie Elliot .758 1994-96 8. Kenny Brown .749 1990-93 9. Stewart Reese .747 1975-79 10. Shaddean Aaron .745 2004-08 Free Throws Made – Team Season 1. 608 (26 games) 1949-50 2. 602 (28 games) 1953-54 3. 568 (33 games) 2009-10 4. 557 (27 games) 1952-53 5. 549 (25 games) 1950-51 6. 532 (33 games) 2010-11 7. 528 (32 games) 2008-09 8. 506 (24 games) 1956-57 T9. 495 (27 games) 1978-79 T9. 495 (31 games) 1984-85 Free Throws Attempted – Team Season 1. 1012 (26 games) 1949-50 2. 906 (28 games) 1953-54 3. 866 (25 games) 1950-51 4. 835 (27 games) 1952-53 5. 808 (33 games) 2009-10 6. 778 (21 games) 1947-48 7. 771 (33 games) 2010-11 8. 760 (23 games) 1948-49 9. 747 (25 games) 1946-47 10. 734 (32 games) 2008-09

Year-By-Year Leaders - Free Throw Pct. (min. 40 attt.) Year Player Pct. FTM-FTA 1946-47 Tom Dykes .623 71-114 1947-48 Glenn Wilkes .687 112-163 1948-49 Glenn Wilkes .694 109-157 1949-50 Glenn Cassell .814 57-70 1950-51 Lamar Clements .644 94-146 1951-52 Bobby Wilder .674 89-132 1952-53 Tommy Mixon .763 87-114 1953-54 Tommy Mixon .785 139-177 1954-55 Tommy Mixon .822 176-214 1955-56 Woodrow Richardson .689 104-151 1956-57 Roger Bolton .765 91-119 1957-58 Norman Carter .773 58-75 1958-59 Bill Finch .798 71-89 1959-60 Donnie Veal .776 66-85 1960-61 Joe Dulick .777 73-94 1961-62 Joe Dulick .748 98-131 1962-63 Butch Clifton .708 68-96 1963-64 Don Baxter .753 70-93 1964-65 Bob Reeves .732 82-112 1965-66 Steve Moody .733 55-75 1966-67 Jud Roberts .779 81-104 1967-68 Jud Roberts .740 97-131 1968-69 Robert Belloir .832 99-119 1969-70 Bruce Gordy .798 67-84 1970-71 Leonard Hardin .735 61-83 1971-72 Bruce Gordy .682 73-107 1972-73 Billy Smith .607 51-84 1973-74 Leonard Hardin .690 60-87 1974-75 Teko Wynder .713 77-108 1975-76 Steve Hendrickson .796 78-98 1976-77 Stewart Reese .782 68-87 1977-78 Kenny Daugherty .803 57-71

1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Kenny Daughtery .805 Dartez Talbott .792 Dartez Talbott .840 Morris Thompson .844 Sam Mitchell .784 Sam Mitchell .781 Sam Mitchell .750 Pete Geter .750 Pete Geter .764 Ben Wilson .691 Scott Bailey .752 Scott Bailey .756 Scott Waller .739 Kenny Brown .753 Kenny Brown .770 Terry Young .810 Chance Solomon .806 Reggie Elliott .798 Bruce Simms .775 Mark Johnson .836 Earnest Brown .750 Chris Hill .824 Scott Emerson .800 Aleem Muhammad .724 Delmar Wilson .816 Scott Emerson .765 Wesley Duke .728 Ross Alacqua .917 Ross Alacqua .909 Shaddean Aaron .820 Michael Ellis .863 Brian Mills .746 Jakob Gollon .776

Free Throw Percentage – Team Season 1. .722 (402-557) 1951-52 2. .719 (528-734) 2008-09 3. .717 (375-523) 1963-64 T4. .715 (495-692) 1978-79 T4. .715 (484-679) 2006-07 6. .713 (318-446) 1976-77 T7. .710 (493-694) 1954-55 T7. .710 (304-428) 1958-59 9. .704 (495-703) 1984-85 10. .703 (568-808) 2009-10

Dartez Talbot shot .840 from the charity stripe in Mercer's 1981 championship season.

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3-POINT SHOOTING Single Game Records Team 3-Pt. Field Goals Made 15 vs. USC Upstate vs. Florida Gulf Coast 3-Pt. Field Goals Attempted 35 vs. Belmont 3-Pt. Field Goal Percentage (min. 10 made) .667 vs. Campbell (10-15) Individual 3-Pt. Field Goals Made 8 (5 times) MR- EJ Kusnyer (vs. Piedmont) 3-Pt. Field Goals Attempted 16 James Florence (vs. Stetson) 3-Pt. Field Goal Percentage (min. 6 made) .875 Jeff Smith, 7-8 (vs. Stetson) 3-Point Field Goals Made Season 1. E.J. Kusnyer 107 2009-10 2. Reggie Titus 87 1988-89 3. E.J. Kusnyer 83 2008-09 4. James Odoms 76 2004-05 5. Reggie Titus 71 1987-88 T6. James Florence 67 2007-08 T6. Kenny Brown 67 1992-93 8. Chris Hill 66 1999-00 T9. Chance Solomon 63 1994-95 T9. James Florence 63 2008-09 3-Point Field Goals Attempted Season 1. E.J. Kusnyer 274 2009-10 2. James Florence 242 2007-08 3. James Florence 226 2008-09 4. E.J. Kusnyer 213 2008-09 T5. James Odoms 212 2004-05 T5. Terry Young 212 1993-94 7. Mark Johnson 197 1997-98 8. Reggie Titus 193 1988-89 T9. Chance Solomon 190 1994-95 T9. Reggie Elliot 190 1995-96

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2006-10 2008-10 1987-89 2002-07 2003-05 2007-11 1998-03 1997-01 1997-01 1990-93

3-Point Field Goal Percentage Team – Season 1. .420 (142-338) 1988-89 2. .401 (155-387) 1987-88 3. .379 (195-515) 2002-03 4. .372 (227-611) 2003-04 5. .365 (76-208) 1991-92 6. .364 (120-330) 1992-93 7. .349 (274-785) 2009-10 8. .345 (165-478) 2000-01 9. .344 (227-660) 2004-05 10. .343 (110-321) 1990-91

3-Point Field Goals Attempted Career 1. James Florence 819 2006-10 2. E.J. Kusnyer 487 2008-10 3. Rodney Kirtz 443 1997-01 4. Ross Alacqua 407 2002-07 5. Aleem Muhammed 364 1998-03 6. Mark Hall 356 2007-11 T7. Korey McCray 345 1997-01 T7. Reggie Titus 345 1987-89 9. James Odoms 333 2003-05 10. Mark Johnson 330 1996-98

Single Game Records Team Most Rebounds 86 vs. Florida Tech Individual Most Rebounds 28 Lamar Clements (vs. Florida St.)

3-Point Field Goals Percentage - Career 1. Reggie Titus .458 1987-89 2. Josh Sagester .408 1999-01 3. James Odoms .405 2003-05 4. Kenny Brown .394 1990-93 5. E.J. Kusnyer .390 2008-10 6. Chris Hill .384 1999-01 7. Dwayne Taylor .383 1987-89 8. Ross Alacqua .373 2002-07 9. Scott Emerson .370 1999-04 10. Will Tuttle .368 1993-95

Rebounds Season 1. Lamar Clements 2. Daniel Emerson 3. Scott Farley 4. Daniel Emerson 5. Steve Moody 6. Jim Hearn 7. Woodrow Richardson 8. Steve Moody 9. Scott Emerson 10. Benton Wade

3-Point Field Goals Made Team - Season 1. 274 (33 games) 2009-10 2. 232 (32 games) 2008-09 T3. 227 (28 games) 2004-05 T3. 227 (30 games) 2003-04 5. 205 (33 games) 1999-00 6. 212 (33 games) 2010-11 7. 195 (29 games) 2002-03 8. 181 (30 games) 2007-08 9. 172 (28 games) 2005-06 10. 171 (29 games) 1995-96

Rebounds Per Game Season 1. Lamar Clements 16.4 (25 games) 2. Steve Moody 13.8 (23 games) 3. Woodrow Richardson 12.9 (22 games) 4. Jim Hearn 12.1 (24 games) T5. Daniel Emerson 12.0 (32 games) T5. Scott Farley 12.0 (29 games) 7. Steve Moody 11.8 (24 games) T8. Billy Smith 11.5 (26 games) T8. Woodrow Richardson 11.5 (23 games) T10. Bill Naylor 11.0 (23 games) T10. Billy Smith 11.0 (21 games)

3-Point Field Goals Attempted Team – Season 1. 785 (33 games) 2009-10 2. 701 (32 games) 2008-09 3. 660 (28 games) 2004-05 4. 642 (33 games) 2010-11 5. 637 (33 games) 1999-00 6. 611 (30 games) 2003-04 7. 567 (30 games) 2007-08 8. 565 (29 games) 1995-96 9. 549 (30 games) 2006-07 10. 529 (26 games) 1997-98

During his career, E.J. Kusnyer knocked down 190 three-pointers in just two seasons. His 107 made in 2009-10 ranked second in the nation.

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Team Rebounds Season* 1. 1431 2. 1357 3. 1307 4. 1301 5. 1258 6. 1255 7. 1234 8. 1231 9. 1227 10. 1224

409 385 349 343 317 291 284 283 275 264

1971-72 1999-00 1995-96 1994-95 2008-09 1978-79 1993-94 1968-69 2009-10 1968-69

2/16/73 2/28/51

1950-51 2009-10 1994-95 2008-09 1965-66 1962-63 1955-56 1963-64 1999-00 1980-81 1950-51 1965-66 1955-56 1962-63 2009-10 1995-96 1963-64 1971-72 1956-57 1965-66 1972-73


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1,058 930 765 746 732 728 704 703 703 687

Rebounds Per Game Career 1. Steve Moody 11.5 (92 gp) 1963-67 2. Daniel Emerson 11.4 (64 gp) 2008-10 3. Bill Naylor 10.3 (59 gp) 1965-68 5. Billy Smith 10.0 (94 gp) 1970-74 5t. Woodrow Richardson 9.8 (87 gp) 1954-58 5t. Jim Hearn 9.8 (72 gp) 1961-64 7. Norman Carter 9.7 (40 gp) 1957-59 8. Mark Adamson 9.1 (50 gp) 1997-99 9. Benton Wade 8.8 (58 gp) 1979-81 10. Andre Brown 8.7 (69 gp) 1973-76 Year-By-Year Leaders - Rebounds Year Player Reb 1954-55 1955-56 1956-57 1957-58 1958-59 1959-60 1960-61 1961-62 1962-63 1963-64 1964-65 1965-66 1966-67 1967-68 1968-69 1969-70 1970-71 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94

Bob Green Woodrow Richardson Woodrow Richardson Norman Carter Norman Carter Douglas Harris Frank Edwards Jim Hearn Jim Hearn Steve Moody Don Baxter Steve Moody Steve Moody Bill Naylor Marvin Bailey Monnie Brabham Leonard Hardin Billy Smith Billy Smith Billy Smith Jerry Thruston Leroy Turner Jerry Thruston Stanley Black Robert Miles Benton Wade Benton Wade Travis Johnson Darryl Burton Tony Bolds Sam Mitchell Chris Moore Chris Moore Ben Wilson Scott Bailey Scott Bailey Donny Woods Shaun Thompson Shaun Thompson Donny Woods

Blocked Shot Average Season (min. 20 games) 1. Calvin Henry 2.6 (22 games) 2008-09 2. Scott Farley 2.5 (29 games) 1995-96 3. Wesley Duke 2.2 (29 games) 2002-03 4. Scott Farley 2.0 (29 games) 1994-95 5. Calvin Henry 1.9 (30 games) 2007-08 6. Justin Howard 1.7 (29 games) 2001-02 7. Chris Moore 1.6 (28 games) 1986-87 T8. Wesley Duke 1.4 (30 games) 2003-04 T8. Wesley Duke 1.4 (28 games) 2004-05

1963-67 1999-04 1991-95 1948-51 1979-83 2008-10 1961-64 1961-65 1981-85 1999-05

130 284 264 194 192 172 198 193 291 283 244 317 221 218 229 169 186 300 231 263 244 185 182 194 227 244 264 169 217 204 255 250 244 216 206 258 144 188 152 184

Avg.

6.2 12.9 11.5 10.2 9.1 7.5 8.6 8.0 12.1 11.8 10.6 13.8 10.5 9.5 8.8 7.0 8.5 11.5 11.0 11.0 9.4 7.4 7.3 7.2 8.4 8.7 8.8 6.3 7.8 7.3 8.2 8.9 8.7 7.4 7.4 9.6 5.3 6.5 5.6 6.3

In 1988, an undersized Ben Wilson snatched down 216 rebounds, 7.4 per game, to lead the Bears. 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Scott Farley Scott Farley Ryan Robinson Mark Adamson Mark Adamson Scott Emerson Scott Emerson Justin Howard Scott Emerson Wesley Duke Will Emerson Will Emerson Shaddean Aaron Calvin Henry Daniel Emerson Daniel Emerson Brian Mills

236 349 178 238 219 275 211 244 255 188 210 190 177 232 343 385 199

8.1 12.0 7.1 9.5 8.8 8.3 7.5 8.4 9.1 6.3 7.5 6.8 6.1 7.7 10.7 12.0 6.0

BLOCKS Single Game Records Team Blocked Shots 12 vs. FGCU Individual Blocked Shots 9 Calvin Henry (vs. FGCU) Blocked Shots - Season 1. Scott Farley 2. Wesley Duke 3. Scott Farley T4. Calvin Henry T4. Calvin Henry 6. Justin Howard 7. Chris Moore 8. Wesley Duke 9. Brian Mills T10. Calvin Henry T10. Scott Emerson T10. Donny Woods

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2008-09 2008-09 1995-96 2002-03 1994-95 2007-08 2008-09 2001-02 1986-87 2003-04 2009-10 2006-07 1999-00 1993-94

Blocked Shots – Team Season 1. 165 2007-08 2. 160 1994-95 3. 138 2006-07 T4. 127 1995-96 T4. 127 2002-03 6. 118 1992-93 7. 114 2000-01 8. 105 2008-09 9. 103 1993-94 10. 98 2003-04 Blocked Shots Average – Team Season 1. 5.8 (32 games) 2008-09 T2. 5.5 (30 games) 2007-08 T2. 5.5 (29 games) 1994-95 4. 4.6 (30 games) 2006-07 T5. 4.4 (29 games) 2002-03 T5. 4.4 (29 games) 1995-96 T5. 4.4 (27 games) 1992-93 8. 4.1 (28 games) 2000-01 9. 3.6 (29 games) 1993-94 10. 3.3 (29 games) 2001-02 Blocked Shots Career 1. Wesley Duke 2. Scott Farley 3. Calvin Henry 4. Justin Howard 5. Scott Emerson 6. Donny Woods 7. Brian Mills 8. Chris Moore 9. Sam Dolan 10. Shaddean Aaron

173 162 154 101 95 93 83 79 70 67

1999-05 1991-93,94-96 2006-09 1999-03 1999-04 1990-94 2007-10 1983-87 2004-08 2004-08

Blocked Shot Average Career (min. 50 games) 1. Calvin Henry 2.3 (66 games) 2006-09 T2. Wesley Duke 1.5 (88 games) 1999-01,02-04 T2. Scott Farley 1.5 (110 games) 1991-93,94-96 4. Mark Adamson 1.1 (50 games) 1997-99 T5. Brian Mills 0.9 (95 games) 2007-10 T5. Justin Howard 0.9 (108 games) 1999-03 T7. Scott Emerson 0.8 (113 games) 1999-04 T7. Donny Woods 0.8 (112 games) 1990-94 T9. Jeff Belmer 0.8 (52 games) 1993-95 T9. Chris Moore 0.8 (105 games) 1983-87


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Chris Moore Chris Moore Eric Jackson Eric Jackson Brian Dranzik Kenny Brown Donny Woods Scott Farley Donny Woods Scott Farley Scott Farley Mark Adamson Mark Adamson Mark Adamson Scott Emerson Wesley Duke Justin Howard Wesley Duke Wesley Duke Wesley Duke Sam Dolan Calvin Henry Calvin Henry Calvin Henry Brian Mills Brandon Moore

35 44 10 17 16 19 20 28 38 59 72 19 23 30 38 26 49 65 41 40 26 38 58 58 40 23

Avg. 1.3 1.6 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 1.0 1.3 2.0 2.5 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.2 0.9 1.7 2.2 1.4 1.4 1.1 2.7 1.9 2.6 1.2 1.1

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Single Game Records Team Most Assists 26 vs. Florida Gulf Coast 1/17/07 vs. Savannah State 12/30/04 Individual Most Assists 14 Damitrius Coleman (vs. Jacksonville) 2/27/05 Assists Season 1. Damitrius Coleman 224 2004-05 2. Elston Harris 197 1984-85 3. Everett Callaway 196 1986-87 4. Clarence Baker 157 2002-03 5. Elston Harris 156 1985-86 6. Keith Czapla 152 1984-85 7. James Florence 142 2009-10 8. Reggie Elliott 126 1995-96 9. Jeff Smith 120 2009-10 10. James Florence 119 2008-09 Assists Per Game 1. Damitrius Coleman 2. Everett Callaway 3. Elston Harris T4. Clarence Baker T4. Elston Harris 6. Keith Czapla 7. James Florence 8. Reggie Elliott 9. Elston Harris 10. Keith Czapla

8.0 (28 games) 7.3 (27 games) 6.4 (31 games) 5.4 (29 games) 5.4 (29 games) 5.1 (30 games) 4.6 (31 games) 4.3 (29 games) 4.2 (28 games) 3.8 (28 games)

Assists – Team Season 1. 635 2. 494 3. 492 4. 484 5. 481 6. 477 7. 473 8. 446 9. 433 10. 422

1984-85 1986-87 2002-03 1983-84 1991-92 2004-05 1985-86 2009-10 1995-96 1999-00

2004-05 1986-87 1984-85 2002-03 1985-86 1984-85 2009-10 1995-96 1983-84 1983-84

Assists Average – Team Season 1. 20.5 (31 games) 1984-85 2. 17.6 (28 games) 1986-87 3. 17.3 (28 games) 1983-84 T4. 17.0 (28 games) 2004-05 T4. 17.0 (29 games) 2002-03 T6. 16.6 (29 games) 1991-92 7. 16.3 (29 games) 1985-86 8. 15.4 (27 games) 1992-93 T9. 15.0 (33 games) 2009-10 T9. 15.0 (28 games) 1988-89

Calvin Henry (#15) blocked 154 shots in 66 career games with the Bears...an average of 2.3 blocks per game played in the Orange & Black.

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Assists - Career 1. Elston Harris 2. James Florence 3. Korey McCray 4. Everett Callaway 5. Pete Geter 6. Keith Czapla 7. Clarence Baker 8. Damitrius Coleman T9. Donny Woods T9. Kenny Brown

470 436 344 266 262 257 239 224 209 209

1982-86 2006-10 1997-01 1985-87 1983-87 1983-85 2001-03 2004-05 1990-94 1990-93

Assists Per Game Career 1. Everett Callaway 4.8 (55 games) 2. Keith Czapla 4.4 (58 games) 3. Clarence Baker 4.2 (57 games) 4. Elston Harris 4.1 (115 games) 5. James Florence 3.7 (119 games) 6. Reggie Elliott 3.5 (56 games) 7. Chris Phillips 3.2 (57 games) T8. Korey McCray 3.1 (112 games) T8. Mike Smith 3.1 (55 games)

Year-By-Year Leaders - Assists Year Player 1954-55 John Hughes 1955-56 Cary Moore 1956-57 Melvin Kinslow 1965-66 Jack Manton 1983-84 Elston Harris 1984-85 Elston Harris 1985-86 Elston Harris 1986-87 Everett Callaway 1987-88 Chris Phillips 1988-89 Chris Phillips 1989-90 Flo Davis 1990-91 Mike Smith 1991-92 Kenny Brown 1992-93 Kenny Brown 1992-93 Shaun Thompson 1993-94 Will Tuttle 1994-95 Reggie Elliott 1995-96 Reggie Elliott 1996-97 Bruce Simms 1997-98 Korey McCray 1998-99 Korey McCray 1999-00 Korey McCray 2000-01 Korey McCray 2001-02 Clarence Baker 2002-03 Clarence Baker 2003-04 Tyler McCurry 2004-05 Damitrius Coleman 2005-06 Andrew Brown 2006-07 James Florence 2007-08 James Florence 2008-09 James Florence 2009-10 James Florence 2010-11 Langston Hall

Assists 38 40 44 49 117 197 156 196 80 104 97 88 92 t74 t74 77 69 126 80 75 74 92 103 82 157 55 224 57 91 84 119 142 117

1985-87 1983-85 2001-03 1982-86 2006-10 1994-96 1987-89 1997-01 1990-92

Avg. 1.7 1.8 1.8 2.1 4.2 6.4 5.4 7.3 2.8 3.7 3.6 3.3 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.6 4.3 3.1 2.9 3.0 2.8 3.7 2.9 5.4 2.2 8.0 2.0 3.3 3.0 3.7 4.6 3.5


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Single Game Records Team Most Steals 20 vs. Savannah State 2/8/05 Individual Most Steals 7 James Florence (vs. Campbell) 1/13/09 Damitrius Coleman (vs. Savannah St.) 2/8/05 Steals - Season 1. Damitrius Coleman 2. James Florence 3. Elston Harris 4. Reggie Elliott T5. Kenny Brown T5. Reggie Elliott T7. Eric Jackson T7. Kenny Brown 9. James Florence 10. James Florence

80 72 68 62 57 57 56 56 54 49

2004-05 2008-09 1985-86 1994-95 1991-92 1995-96 1988-89 1992-93 2009-10 2007-08

Steals Average - Season (min. 20 games played) 1. Damitrius Coleman 2.8 (28 games) 2004-05 T2. Elston Harris 2.3 (29 games) 1985-86 T2. Reggie Elliott 2.3 (27 games) 1994-95 T4. Kenny Brown 2.2 (26 games) 1992-93 T4. James Florence 2.2 (32 games) 2008-09 T6. Eric Jackson 2.0 (28 games) 1988-89 T6. Reggie Elliott 2.0 (29 games) 1995-96 T6. Kenny Brown 2.0 (29 games) 1991-92 9. James Florence 1.8 (28 games) 2007-08 10. James Florence 1.7 (31 games) 2009-10 Steals – Team Season 1. 265 2. 254 3. 243 4. 233 5. 223 6. 214 7. 199 8. 195 9. 194 10. 193

Steals Average – Team Season 1. 9.5 (28 games) 2004-05 2. 8.3 (27 games) 1992-93 3. 8.0 (29 games) 1985-86 4. 7.7 (33 games) 1999-00 T5. 7.4 (26 games) 1998-99 T5. 7.4 (29 games) 1991-92 7. 7.4 (33 games) 2010-11 8. 7.0 (26 games) 1997-98 9. 6.6 (29 games) 1994-95 T10. 6.5 (30 games) 2007-08 T10. 6.5 (30 games) 2006-07 Steals - Career 1. James Florence 2. Kenny Brown 3. Rodney Kirtz 4. Reggie Elliott 5. Aleem Muhammad T6. Donny Woods T6. Yauun Pounds 8. Korey McCray 9. Wesley Duke 10. Shaddean Aaron

168 147 134 119 107 105 105 103 104 97

2006-10 1990-93 1997-01 1994-96 1998-03 1990-94 1990-93 1997-01 1999-05 2004-08

Steals Average - Career (min. 50 games played) 1. Reggie Elliott 2.1 (56 games) 1994-96 2. James Florence 1.9 (119 games) 2006-10 3. Kenny Brown 1.8 (82 games) 1990-93 4. Yauun Pounds 1.4 (77 games) 1990-93 T5. Rodney Kirtz 1.2 (108 games) 1997-01 T5. Delmar Wilson 1.2 (53 games) 2002-04 T5. Clarence Baker 1.2 (57 games) 2001-03

Year-By-Year Leaders - Steals Year Player 1985-86 Elston Harris 1986-87 Everett Callaway 1987-88 Reggie Titus 1988-89 Eric Jackson 1989-90 Flo Davis 1990-91 Mike Smith 1991-92 Kenny Brown 1992-93 Kenny Brown 1993-94 Will Tuttle 1994-95 Reggie Elliott 1995-96 Reggie Elliott 1996-97 Bruce Simms 1997-98 Mark Johnson 1998-99 Earnest Brown 1999-00 Rodney Kirtz 2000-01 Rodney Kirtz 2001-02 Aleem Muhammad 2002-03 Clarence Baker 2003-04 Delmar Wilson 2004-05 Damitrius Coleman 2005-06 Montavious Waters 2006-07 James Florence 2007-08 James Florence 2008-09 James Florence 2009-10 James Florence 2010-11 Langston Hall

Steals 68 28 32 56 42 37 57 56 41 62 57 49 37 29 46 44 37 43 38 80 28 47 49 72 54 43

Avg. 2.3 1.0 1.1 2.0 1.6 1.4 2.0 2.2 1.4 2.3 2.0 1.9 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.3 1.5 1.5 2.8 1.6 1.7 1.8 2.2 1.7 1.3

2004-05 1999-00 2010-11 1985-86 1992-93 1991-92 2009-10 2007-08 2006-07 1998-99

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BEAR PAUSE

Team – Game

Category Most points scored Most points in one half Most points combined Most points by opponent Most field goals made Most field goals attempted Highest field goal percentage Most free throws made Most free throws attempted Most free throws made (both teams) Most free throws attempted (both teams) Best free throw percentage Most rebounds Most personal fouls

Mark 112 70 212 126 45 91 .700 38 51 58 58 76 .950 62 31 31 31 31

Opponent Presbyterian Hardin-Simmons Hardin-Simmons Duke Texas-Arlington Southern Mississippi Southeastern Louisiana Georgia State Alcorn State Evansville VMI VMI Stetson VMI UTEP VMI Middle Tennessee Campbell

Individual Season Category Most points Most FG made Most FG attempted Scoring average Highest FG pct. Most FT made Most FT attempted Highest FT pct. Most consec. FT Most rebounds Rebounding avg. Most assists Most 3-FG made Most 3-FG attempted Most blocked shots

Mark 774 294 570 25.0 .601 186 248 .824 34 349 12.0 224 87 242 72

Team – Season

Mercer’s James Florence (above) is the only player in A-Sun Conference history to score 500 points in each of his four seasons in the league.

Category Best record Most wins Most losses Most consecutive wins Most consecutive losses Most consecutive home wins Most points Highest point average Most field goals made Most field goals attempted Highest field goal percentage Most free throws made Most free throws attempted Best free throw percentage Most rebounds Best rebound average Most personal fouls

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Player Season Sam Mitchell 1984-85 Sam Mitchell 1984-85 Sam Mitchell 1984-85 Sam Mitchell 1984-85 Travis Johnson 1981-82 Sam Mitchell 1984-85 Sam Mitchell 1984-85 Chris Hill 1999-00 Dartez Talbot 1980-81 Scott Farley 1995-96 Scott Farley 1995-96 Damitrius Coleman 2004-05 Reggie Titus 1993-94 James Florence 2007-08 Scott Farley 1995-96

Mark 23-6 23 25 12 17 10 10 2514 83.6 961 1912 .524 568 808 .719 1357 43.9 692

Individual Career

Year 1978-79 1986-87 1986-87 1997-98 1978-79 1978-79 1980-81 1978-79 1983-84 1979-80 2007-08 2007-08 1981-82 2006-07 2010-11 2006-07 1978-79 2008-09

Mark 2,286 768 1,918 19.2 .587 556 768 .804

Player James Florence Sam Mitchell James Florence James Florence Benton Wade James Florence James Florence Dartez Talbot

Seasons 2006-10 1981-85 2006-10 2006-10 1979-81 2006-10 2006-10 1978-81

930 11.3 470 242 819 173

Scott Emerson Daniel Emerson Elston Harris James Florence James Florence Wesley Duke

1999-04 2008-10 1982-86 2006-10 2006-10 1999-05

Year 2002-03 2002-03 1990-91 2002-03 1996-97 1979-80 1980-81 2009-10 1978-79 1984-85 2007-08 1983-84 2009-10 2009-10 2008-09 1999-00 1979-80 2010-11


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UNIVERSITY CENTER RECORDS Top-15 UC Attendance Marks: 1. 3,304......................vs. Georgia Tech.........................11/22/08 2. 3,274.......................... vs. Georgia............................ 12/23/10 3. 3,280..........................vs. Alabama.............................11/13/07 4t. 3,200....................vs. East Tennessee.......................... 3/6/10 4t. 3,200...................... vs. Florida State..........................11/21/09 6. 3,098.........................vs. Lipscomb............................. 2/20/09 7. 3,057...........................vs. Stetson............................... 1/30/04 8. 2,934.......................... vs. Harvard.............................11/20/10 9. 2,856....................vs. Kennesaw State........................ 1/27/10 10. 2,850......................vs. Georgia State.......................... 1/27/04 11. 2,766..........................vs. Lipscomb..............................2/26/11 12. 2,745......................vs. Georgia State.......................... 1/28/05 13. 2,671.........................vs. Campbell................................2/5/11 14. 2,645.................. vs. Georgia Southern......................11/29/04 15. 2,643 ......................vs. Jacksonville........................... 2/20/10 Top Mercer Scoring Performances 39 James Florence 2/16/07 34 James Florence 2/20/09 34 Jacob Skogen 11/29/04 33 James Florence 2/16/08 33 James Florence 1/15/07 32 James Florence 12/3/09 32 James Florence 1/18/09 30 Brian Mills 1/5/11 30 James Florence 2/22/09 30 Shaddean Aaron 1/2/08 30 Mark Hall 11/24/07 30 Jacob Skogen 1/31/05 30 James Odoms 1/3/05

Top Opponent Scoring Games 31 J. Hare (Bel) 1/28/08 31 J.Burgason (LU) 12/3/09 30 M. Cummings (KSU) 2/15/11 29 C. Webster (Harvard) 11/20/10 29 R. Williams (VMI) 1/2/08 29 M. Bell (FAU) 1/3/05 29 S. Cooley (ETSU) 1/9/10 28 R. Hendrix (Ala.) 11/13/07 28 B. Dixon (Troy) 1/31/05 28 B. Smith (JU) 2/16/07

Individual Overall Records Most points........................................................39, James Florence vs. Jacksonville, 2/16/07 Field goals made..........................................................13, Boomer Herndon, Belmont, 2/2/06 13, James Florence vs. Stetson, 1/18/09 13, James Florence vs. Lipscomb 2/20/09 Field goals attempted...............................................26, James Florence vs. Stetson, 2/16/08 Field goal percentage (8 made)............................. .889, Brian Pfohl vs. VMI, 2/25/05,(8-of-9) 3-point field goals made...............................................8, EJ Kusnyer vs. Piedmont, 12/10/09 8, Jordan Burgason, Lipscomb, 12/3/09 8, James Odoms vs. Fla. Atlantic, 1/3/05 8, Jacob Hazouri, Troy, 1/31/05 3-point field goals attempted....................................16, James Florence vs. Stetson, 2/16/08 3-point FG percentage (6 made)................................... .875, Jeff Smith vs. Stetson, 1/30/10 Free throws made............................................ 15, Mark Hall vs. Loyola Marymount, 11/24/07 Free throws attempted..............................................18, Wesley Duke vs. Fla. Atlantic, 1/3/05 F-T percentage (6 made).................................... 1.000, Justin Hare, Belmont, 2/3/07, (10-10) 1.000, James Florence vs. UNF, 2/9/09, (10-10) Most rebounds........................................19, Daniel Emerson vs. Piedmont College, 11/14/08 Most assists..................................................14, Damitrius Coleman vs. Jacksonville, 2/27/05 Most steals................................................ 7, Damitrius Coleman vs. Savannah State, 2/8/05 7, Jarett Mathis, Albany State, 11/20/04 7, Andre Morgan, Kennesaw St., 12/2/06 Most blocked shots............................................................9, Calvin Henry vs. FGCU, 1/16/09 Mercer Individual Bests Most points........................................................39, James Florence vs. Jacksonville, 2/16/07 Field goals made...................................................... 13, James Florence vs. Stetson, 1/18/09 13, James Florence vs. Lipscomb 2/20/09 Field goals attempted...............................................26, James Florence vs. Stetson, 2/16/08 Field goal percentage (8 made)................................ .889, Brian Pfohl vs. VMI, 2/25/05, (8-9) 3-point field goals made...............................................8, EJ Kusnyer vs. Piedmont, 12/10/09 3-point field goals attempted....................................16, James Florence vs. Stetson, 2/16/08 3-point FG percentage (6 made).................................... .875, Jeff Smith vs. Stetson, 1/30/10 Free throws made............................................ 15, Mark Hall vs. Loyola Marymount, 11/24/07 Free throws attempted..............................................18, Wesley Duke vs. Fla. Atlantic, 1/3/05 Free throw percentage (6 made).................. 1.000, James Florence vs. UNF, 2/9/09, (10-10) Most rebounds........................................19, Daniel Emerson vs. Piedmont College, 11/14/08 Most assists..................................................14, Damitrius Coleman vs. Jacksonville, 2/27/05 Most steals................................................ 7, Damitrius Coleman vs. Savannah State, 2/8/05 Most blocked shots............................................................9, Calvin Henry vs. FGCU, 1/16/09

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Top Mercer Rebounding Games 19 Daniel Emerson 11/14/08 18 Daniel Emerson 2/18/10 16 Daniel Emerson 1/27/10 16 Calvin Henry 1/10/08 16 Daniel Emerson 11/18/09 15 Daniel Emerson 1/16/09 15 Daniel Emerson 1/29/09 15 Sam Dolan 11/18/06 15 Daniel Emerson 2/1/10 15 Daniel Emerson 2/8/10

Top Opponent Rebounding Games 18 S. Stegall (KSU) 2/29/08 17 L. Graham (GSU) 11/27/06 15 S. Stegall (KSU) 12/2/06 15 M. Bell (FAU) 1/3/05 15 S. Reddick (SSU) 2/8/05 14 L. Green (KSU) 2/15/11 14 C. Singleton (FSU) 11/21/09 14 R. Hendrix (Ala.) 11/13/07 13 M. Bell (FAU) 2/19/04 13 J. Francois (GSU) 11/29/04 13 B. Herndon (Bel) 2/2/06

Team Overall Records Most points..........................................................................Mercer, 110, vs. Fisk, 11/18/09 Margin of victory................................................................... Mercer, 55, vs. Fisk, 11/18/09 Field goals made........................................................................42, Florida Atlantic, 1/3/05 Field goals attempted............................................................... 88, Ga. Southern, 11/29/04 Field goal percentage (20 made)........................................................ .593, FSU, 11/21/09 3-point field goals made............................................................................22, Troy, 1/31/05 3-point field goals attempted.....................................................................46, Troy, 1/31/05 3-point FG percentage (10 made)..................Mercer, .667, vs. Campbell, 2/25/06 (10-15) Free throws made.......................................... Mercer, 35, vs. Loyola Marymount, 11/24/07 Free throws attempted................................... Mercer, 46, vs. Loyola Marymount, 11/24/07 Mercer, 46, vs. Campbell, 2/2/09 Free throw percentage (10 made)......................... .917, Kennesaw State, 1/19/06 (11-12) .917, Savannah State, 1/24/07 (11-12) Most rebounds......................................................... Mercer, 58, vs. Florida Atlantic, 1/3/05 Most assists......................................................................................26, Alabama, 11/13/07 Most steals........................................................... Mercer, 20, vs. Savannah State; 2/8/05 Most blocked shots................................................................................. 13, FSU, 11/21/09 Mercer Team Bests Most points.......................................................................................110, vs. Fisk, 11/18/09 Field goals made....................................................................................38, vs. VMI, 1/2/08 38, vs. Savannah State, 2/8/05 Field goals attempted................................................................ 83, vs. Fla. Atlantic, 1/3/05 Field goal percentage (20 made)......................................... 574, vs. Troy, 1/30/04, (35-61) 3-point field goals made.................................................................14, vs. Stetson, 1/30/10 3-point field goals attempted...................................................... 31, vs. Lipscomb, 12/3/09 3-point FG percentage (10 made)...............................667, vs. Campbell, 2/25/06, (10-15) Free throws made....................................................... 35, vs. Loyola Marymount, 11/24/07 Free throws attempted................................................ 46, vs. Loyola Marymount, 11/24/07 Free throw percentage (10 made)........................................... .846, vs. Georgia, 12/23/10 Most rebounds............................................................... 58, (Twice), MR vs. Fisk, 11/18/09 Most assists........................................................................................... 25, vs. VMI, 1/2/08 Most steals......................................................................... 20, vs. Savannah State, 2/8/05 Most blocked shots...........................................................................12, vs. FGCU, 1/16/09


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OPPONENT SERIES RECORDS (Mercer wins listed first) Abraham Baldwin........................1-0 Alabama..........................................2-6 Alabama State..............................1-1 Albany State..................................1-0 Alcorn State...................................1-0 Appalachian State.......................3-0 Arizona State.................................0-1 Arkansas.........................................0-4 Arkansas State..............................4-2 Arkansas-Little Rock................ 7-18 Armstrong State...........................1-0 Auburn.......................................15-14 Augusta College....................... 13-5 Ball State.........................................0-2 Baylor...............................................2-1 Belmont.............................. 5-18 Belmont Abbey............................2-3 Bethune-Cookman.....................5-0 Birmingham-Southern..............7-7 Boston College.............................0-1 Brewton Parker.............................1-1 Bryant..............................................1-0 Bucknell..........................................1-0 Butler...............................................2-1 Campbell...................................15-13 Carson-Newman..........................1-4 Catawba..........................................0-2 Central Connecticut...................1-0 Central Florida.........................13-17 Central Wesleyan.........................1-0 Centre..............................................5-0 Centenary..................................19-21 Charleston Southern..................8-1 Chicago State................................1-0 Christian Brothers........................0-1 Citadel.............................................8-4 Clemson..........................................4-5 Coastal Carolina...........................1-1 College of Charleston................9-8 Colorado.........................................0-2 Columbia........................................1-0 Cornell.............................................0-1 Covenant........................................2-0 Culver-Stockton...........................1-0 Davidson.........................................0-1

Dayton.............................................0-1 Delaware.........................................2-0 Delta State.....................................1-0 Drake................................................0-1 Duke.................................................0-2 East Carolina..................................2-2 East Tennessee St............... 2-11 Elon...................................................2-0 Emory................................... 1-0 Erskine.............................................0-1 Evansville........................................2-2 Fisk....................................................1-0 Flagler..............................................1-0 Florida..............................................7-6 Florida Atlantic........................10-10 Florida A&M...................................1-1 Florida Gulf Coast................ 7-1 Florida International...................8-7 Florida Presbyterian....................5-1 Florida Southern.....................29-15 Florida State............................... 8-16 Florida Tech....................................4-0 Ft. Valley State............................ 10-1 Fredonia State (N.Y.)...................3-0 Furman................................. 5-8 Gardner-Webb..............................4-7 Georgetown..................................0-1 Georgetown (Ky.).........................2-1 Georgia............................. 23-52 Georgia College...........................5-0 Georgia Military...........................1-0 Georgia Southern...................40-67 Georgia Southwestern...............4-1 Georgia State...........................44-36 Georgia Tech.................... 16-28 Hamlin.............................................0-1 Harvard...........................................0-4 Hardin-Simmons.....................11-13 Hampden-Sydney.......................0-2 Hawaii..............................................0-2 Hawaii-Hilo....................................1-0 Hofstra.............................................1-0 Houston..........................................0-1 Houston Baptist........................ 9-11 Howard............................................0-2 Huntingdon...................................0-2 116

Idaho State.....................................0-1 Illinois...............................................0-3 Illinois-Chicago............................0-1 Indiana............................................0-1 Indiana State.................................2-1 Indiana State-Evansville............1-0 Iowa..................................................0-1 Iowa State.......................................0-4 Jacksonville...................... 18-29 Jacksonville State..................... 10-9 Kansas State..................................0-1 Kennesaw State................... 7-5 Kentucky.........................................1-2 LaGrange..................................... 16-8 Lambuth.........................................1-0 Lander.............................................1-0 Lipscomb............................ 6-12 Long Beach State.........................0-1 Long Island....................................3-0 Louisiana........................................1-1 Louisiana Central.........................1-0 UL-Lafayette..................................4-6 UL-Monroe.....................................2-7 Louisiana Tech..............................5-5 Louisville.........................................0-1 Loyola of Chicago........................1-0 Loyola Marymount.....................1-1 Loyola of New Orleans...............1-0 Louisiana State.............................0-2 Maine...............................................0-1 Manhattan.....................................1-0 Marshall..........................................0-1 Marquette......................................2-0 Maryland........................................0-1 Memphis.........................................0-2 Miami...............................................1-2 Michigan State.............................1-0 Middle Georgia.............................2-0 Middle Tennessee........................4-6 Millsaps........................................ 10-5 Minnesota......................................0-3 Mississippi......................................0-6 Mississippi College................... 8-12 Mississippi State...........................1-5 Mississippi Valley State..............0-1 Missouri................................ 0-3


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OPPONENT SERIES RECORDS Missouri Western.........................2-0 Morehead State............................2-2 Morris Brown.................................2-0 Murray State..................................1-1 Navy...................................... 1-0 New Haven.....................................0-1 New Mexico...................................0-2 New Orleans..................................1-1 Newberry........................................7-5 Niagara.................first meeting North Carolina..............................0-7 UNC Asheville...............................4-4 UNC Charlotte...............................0-2 UNC Greensboro..........................4-0 UNC Wilmington..........................2-4 North Carolina A&T.....................1-0 North Carolina State...................3-1 North Carolina Wesleyan..........1-0 North Florida...................... 10-2 North Georgia............................ 20-1 Northwestern................................0-2 Northwestern State....................4-4 Notre Dame...................................0-2 Oglethorpe...............................31-13 Ohio..................................................1-1 Ohio State......................................0-1 Oklahoma City..............................1-0 Oklahoma State...........................0-2 Oregon............................................0-1 Oregon State.................................0-1 Pembroke.......................................2-0 Pennsylvania.................................0-1 Pfeiffer.............................................1-0 Piedmont........................................7-1 Presbyterian.............................25-16 Providence.....................................0-1 Reinhardt........................................1-0 Rhode Island.................................0-1 Rider.................................................1-1 Roanoke..........................................0-1 Rollins.........................................29-12 St. Bernard......................................2-0 St. Leo..............................................3-0 St. Louis...........................................0-1 St. Michael’s...................................0-1 Sam Houston........first meeting

Samford............................ 57-46 Savannah State.............................8-1 Seton Hall.............first meeting Sewanee.........................................6-4 Shorter.............................................3-2 South Alabama.............................1-3 South Carolina..............................3-3 USC-Aiken......................................2-0 South Carolina St.........................3-0 USC Upstate......................... 5-2 South Dakota St..... first meeting South Florida.................................2-3 Southeast Louisiana................ 8-14 Southern California.....................1-0 Southern Illinois...........................1-2 Southern Miss...............................4-8 Southern Tech...............................6-0 Spring Hill.......................................3-3 Stanford..........................................1-0 Stetson............................. 50-69 Tampa.........................................11-13 Tennessee.......................................2-1 UT-Chattanooga...........30-28-1 Tennessee Tech............................5-5 Texas.................................................0-1 Texas A&M......................................0-1 UT-Arlington..................................1-0 UT-El Paso.......................................0-1 UT-Pan American.........................3-1 Texas Southern.............................1-0 Texas State.....................................0-1 Texas Wesleyan.............................1-0 Toccoa Falls....................................1-0 Troy ............................................... 9-10 Tulane..............................................2-4 Tulsa......................first meeting UCLA................................................0-1 U.S. International.........................1-0 Union...............................................1-0 Utah State......................................0-1 Valdosta State...............................2-1 Vanderbilt.......................................5-9 Virginia Commonwealth...........1-4 Virginia Tech..................................0-1 Virginia Military Inst....................1-1 Wabash............................................1-1 117

Wake Forest...................................0-1 Weber State...................................0-1 West Florida...................................4-0 West Georgia.................................3-1 Western Carolina.........................3-3 Western Illinois.............................1-0 Western Kentucky.......................0-1 Wheaton.........................................0-1 Wichita State.................................0-1 William & Mary.............................0-1 Winthrop........................................1-1 Wisconsin.......................................0-1 UW-LaCrosse.................................1-0 UW-Milwaukee.............................1-1 Wofford......................................18-20 Xavier...............................................0-1 2011-12 opponents are in bold type. (some series records are incomplete)

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Mercer University men’s basketball will be taking on five first-time opponents during the 2011-12 season. The group includes: Sam Houston St. (Nov. 21)

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SEASON-BY-SEASON RESULTS Vanderbilt L 25-26 Macon Amateurs W 71-7 *Records for this season are incomplete

One of Mercer’s early squads, circa 1906-07. (Early records are incomplete in many cases) 1902-03 (0-2) Head Coach: unk Howard L 11-34 Howard L 12-32 * Records for this season are incomplete 1903-04 *No records available for this season 1904-05 *No records available for this season 1905-06 (0-1) Head Coach: unk Feb. 15 Auburn L 8-64 * Records for this season are incomplete 1906-07 (0-2) Head Coach: unk Auburn L 9-48 Jan. 13 Georgia L 11-65 * Records for this season are incomplete 1907-08 *No records available for this season 1908-09 (1-6) Head Coach: C.C. McClure Auburn L 23-26 * Records for this season are incomplete 1909-10 (3-5) Head Coach: Homes Maxon Auburn L 20-38 Auburn L 19-56 * Records for this season are incomplete 1910-11 (8-5) Head Coach: C.C. “Doc” Stroud Atl. Athletic Club Fifth Regiment Savannah Jacksonville Thomasville Dawson Columbus Georgia Central Kentucky Augusta Georgia

L W W L W W L W L W W

8-49 46-16 35-16 15-23 18-14 42-10 9-61 28-26 19-42 40-22 27-24

1911-12 (14-4) Head Coach: C.C. “Doc” Stroud Grant Park Athletic Club H W Atl. Athletic Club A W Americus YMCA A W Dawson A W Jacksonville YMCA A W Orlando A W Orlando A W Tampa YMCA A W St. Petersburg A W Southern College A W Auburn H W Auburn A W Mobile H L Athens YMCA A L Athens YMCA H W Columbus YMCA A L Columbus YMCA H L All Stars Atlanta H W *Records for this season are incomplete

45-11 24-23 40-19 16-11 24-18 33-24 29-17 59-9 45-21 70-20 30-19 23-20 21-26 27-40 30-18 24-54 23-47 51-10

1912-13 (5-6) Head Coach: C.C. “Doc” Stroud Cumberland H W Atlanta Yamas H W Jan. 18 Auburn A L Tennessee H W Columbus A L Atl. Athletic Club A L Mississippi A&M A L Mississippi A&M A L Georgia Tech A W Georgia Tech H L Mar. 1 Auburn H W *Records for this season are incomplete

22-17 53-30 31-33 24-18 27-90 40-47 10-28 22-29 31-25 19-23 36-19

1916-17 (3-3) Head Coach: J.C. Clements Oglethorpe W Columbia College W Grant Athletic Club W Georgia L Georgia L Augusta YMCA L *Records for this season are incomplete

46-3 64-13 40-9 19-51 14-66 26-30

1917-18 (4-4) Head Coach: Charles Morgan Infantry W Macon YMCA W A.A.C. L Georgia L G.M.C. W Augusta YMCA L South Carolina W Georgia L *Records for this season are incomplete

59-15 42-28 18-47 15-24 38-16 24-32 43-33 9-74

1918-19 * - No Records available for this season

1913-14 (4-9) Head Coach: J.J. Scully Macon All Stars W Fifth Regiment W Fifth Regiment W Jan. 31 Auburn L Columbus L Georgia Tech L Georgia Tech L Atlanta A.C. L Feb. 21 Auburn W *Records for this season are incomplete

72-15 39-18 37-25 22-25 27-64 20-30 22-31 14-41 65-13

1914-15 (4-9) Head Coach: J.J. Scully Grant Athletic Club W Georgia L Georgia W Dawson W Atlanta Athletic Club L Columbus L Auburn W Columbus L Auburn W *Records for this season are incomplete

23-19 19-36 26-25 28-10 22-57 20-49 36-14 30-61 32-21

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1915-16 *No Records available for this season

1919-20 (4-5) Head Coach: J.C. Clements Florida W Georgia Tech L A.A.C. L Georgia L Howard W Stetson W Louisiana State L Georgia Tech L Georgia W *Records for this season are incomplete

30-20 26-30 13-49 15-30 31-23 43-27 24-33 16-21 33-31

1920-21 (2-3) Jan. 8 Georgia Tech A W Jan. 11 Auburn A L(ot) Jan. 29 Georgia Tech H L Vanderbilt H L Vanderbilt A W *Records for this season are incomplete

20-19 31-36 18-41 9-20 21-13

1921-22 (17-7) Head Coach: John Cody Macon Volunteers Camp Benning Albany YMCA Jacksonville YMCA Waycross YMCA Savannah YMCA Jan. 7 Georgia Tech Jan. 13 Auburn Clemson Georgia Tech Chattanooga Bryson Vanderbilt Georgia Florida Feb. 2 Auburn

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33-26 20-24 30-18 53-27 38-18 56-26 28-26 31-7 32-9 35-44 18-21 28-11 17-18 27-18 27-26 28-26


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SEASON-BY-SEASON RESULTS Camp Benning L 12-37 Chattanooga W 31-26 Georgia L 24-31 Centre ! W 32-17 Feb. 25 Kentucky ! W 35-22 Chattanooga ! W 25-18 Feb. 26 Georgia Tech ! W 29-14 North Carolina # L 26-40 ! SIAA champion #SIAA vs. SIC game * - Records for this season are incomplete 1922-23 (16-10) Head Coach: John Cody Macon YMCA W 31-28 Macon YMCA W 35-17 Albany L 26-27 Albany L 25-30 Baylor W 40-39 Wabash L 23-46 Wabash W 25-23 Georgia Tech H W 30-20 Georgia Tech A L 32-33 Alabama L 23-28 A.A.C. L 33-34 Camp Benning W 37-19 Clemson W 17-12 North Carolina L 22-33 Takola A.C. W 27-22 Crescent A.C. L 24-29 Pennsylvania L 19-33 Vanderbilt W 32-29 Vanderbilt L 35-37 Georgia W 31-11 Georgia L 28-29 A.A.C. W 27-19 Feb. 27 Auburn W 45-16 Newberry W 34-22 Chattanooga L 19-24 Georgia Tech ! N W 30-26 * - Records for this season are incomplete ! - SIC Tournament 1923-24 (22-6) Head Coach: M.P. Gilliam Albany YMCA Spartanburg Statesville A.C. Greensboro Y Richmond Blues N.C. State Trinity North Carolina Jan. 18 Georgia Tech Jan. 19 Georgia Tech Vanderbilt Chattanooga Tennessee Albany YMCA Baylor Chattanooga Georgia Tech B’ham Southern N.C. State Mississippi A&M Trinity Florida

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L W W W W W L L W W L L W L W W W W W W W W

21-28 27-25 29-26 31-25 28-25 38-17 25-29 23-35 30-26 36-20 11-23 27-30 28-27 24-29 22-16 37-22 36-20 38-20 32-23 24-22 31-19 34-20

Howard H W Georgia H W Georgia H W Millsaps ! W Louisiana College ! W Mississippi College! W Centre ! W ! SIAA Tournament * Records for this season are incomplete

32-16 34-20 36-19 21-18 39-23 27-21 32-20

1924-25 (14-6) Head Coach: M.P. Gilliam Vanderbilt A W 31-30 Chattanooga W 25-19 *Records for this season are incomplete 1925-26 (16-8) Head Coach: John M. King Vanderbilt A L 18-22 * - Records for this season are incomplete 1926-27 (11-8) Head Coach: Bernie Moore Vanderbilt A L 33-36 Chattanooga W 55-32 * - Records for this season are incomplete 1927-28 (13-3) Head Coach: Bernie Moore Vanderbilt A W 38-31 Chattanooga W 32-25 Chattanooga L 32-45 * - Records for this season are incomplete 1928-29 (20-5) Head Coach: Oscar Long Vanderbilt A W 60-40 Chattanooga W 40-38 * - Records for this season are incomplete 1929-30 (10-4) Head Coach: Lake Russell Jan. 8 Citadel H W 53-35 Jan. 11 Albany YMCA H W 41-35 Albany YMCA A W 47-41 Mississippi College H L 35-48 Mississippi College H W 41-35 B’ham Southern H L 37-44 B’ham Southern H W 51-38 Oglethorpe A W 53-47 Oglethorpe H W 57-32 Feb. 11 Chattanooga H W 73-22 Feb. 12 Chattanooga H W 38-30 Feb. 13 Chattanooga H W 47-22 Feb. 20 Georgia A L 27-41 ! SW Louisiana N L 39-41 ! SIAA Tournament * - Records for this season are incomplete 1930-31 (11-4) Head Coach: C. “Smokey” Harper Jan. 8 J.P.C. H Jan. 9 Atlanta YMCA H Chattanooga H Stetson H Stetson H Atlanta YMCA A

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41-36 40-29 20-21 28-22 35-25 40-35

J.P.C. A W 38-24 Jan. 26 Howard N W 48-35 Howard N W 29-23 B’ham Southern A L 30-35 B’ham Southern A L 27-36 Howard H L 27-33 Feb. 2 Howard H W 59-24 Erskine H W 43-25 Erskine H W 57-16 * - Records for this season are incomplete 1931-32 (3-1*) Head Coach: unk. Howard W 51-33 Howard W 52-30 Chattanooga L 28-29 Chattanooga W 38-31 * - Records for this season are incomplete 1932-33 (6-7) Head Coach: Lake Russell Chattanooga L 30-36 Chattanooga L 32-43 * - Records for this season are incomplete

1933-34 (6-6) Head Coach: Lake Russell Chattanooga H W 24-23 Stetson A L 23-31 Florida A L 24-38 Florida H L 39-43 Albany YMCA A W 46-29 Celtics H L 33-44 Chattanooga A L 27-31 Sewanee A W 53-13 Albany YMCA H W 45-26 Atlanta YMCA H L 47-53 Sewanee H W 52-35 C.C.C. H W 29-19 * - Records for this season are incomplete 1934-35 (3-14-1) Head Coach: Jimmy Slocum Chattanooga L 29-34 Chattanooga L 19-30 Chattanooga L 23-40 Chattanooga T 26-26 * - Records for this season are incomplete 1935-36 (5-12) Head Coach: Jimmy Slocum Chattanooga W 25-17 * - Records for this season are incomplete 1936-37 (4-6) Head Coach: Lake Russell Chattanooga W 46-22 Georgia Tech L 36-53 Albany YMCA W 38-31 Celtics L 44-55 Georgia L 35-37 Georgia Southern L 31-36 Florida L 32-48 Millsaps L 37-39 Georgia W 27-25 Georgia Southern W 34-29 * - Records for this season are incomplete


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SEASON-BY-SEASON RESULTS 1937-38 (10-4) Head Coach: Lake Russell Chattanooga W 46-25 Chattanooga L 38-45 Chattanooga W 40-30 Chattanooga W 31-30 Chattanooga L 40-42 * - Records for this season are incomplete 1938-39 (5-10) Head Coach: Lake Russell * - Records for this season are incomplete 1939-40 (6-13) Head Coach: Jimmy Daugherty Wofford L 41-44 Georgia L 41-51 Chattanooga W 51-41 Chattanooga L 36-45 Albany Blues W 48-45 Spring Hill W 50-34 Millsaps L 33-39 Atlanta Crackers L 43-46 Spring Hill L 40-48 Millsaps W 38-32 Mississippi College L 40-41 Howard L 47-65 Chattanooga L 29-30 Chattanooga L 35-37 Newberry L 46-48 Wofford W 47-41 Millsaps L 40-60 Southwestern W 39-35 Mississippi College L 40-51 * - Records for this season are incomplete 1940-41 (5-1*) Head Coach: unk. Howard W 46-44 Howard L 42-49 Chattanooga W 39-33 Chattanooga W 28-27 Chattanooga W 43-33 Mar. 6 Howard W 54-43 * - Records for this season are incomplete 1941-44 - No teams 1944-45 (16-9) Head Coach: Cliff Snow Nov. 16 Camp Wheeler Nov. 21 Cochran Field Nov. 24 Robins Field Nov. 28 Camp Wheeler Nov. 30 Robins Field Dec. 8 Middle Ga. College Dec. 9 Cochran Field Dec. 13 Robins Field Dec. 15 Robins Field Post Dec. 19 Robins Field Post Dec. 20 Camp Wheeler Jan. 9 Middle Ga. College Jan. 13 Auburn Jan. 15 Cochran Field Jan. 22 Abraham Baldwin Jan. 26 Georgia Jan. 27 Ga. Pre-Flight Feb. 2 Auburn

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W L W W L W L W L L W W W L W W L W

38-15 23-36 36-35 56-18 27-30 56-36 33-43 48-42 39-48 41-42 36-18 60-25 41-36 25-44 49-15 51-36 55-67 40-34

Feb. 3 Feb. 7 Feb. 7 Feb. 9 Feb. 10 Feb. 19 Mar. 6

Ga. Pre-Flight Camp Wheeler Camp Wheeler Newberry Presbyterian Georgia ASC Robins Field

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L W W W W L W

46-54 59-15 43-25 43-37 41-27 40-56 47-35

H H A H A A A H A H H A A H H A A A A A H A H H H

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77-31 50-47 46-29 56-43 55-54 45-36 45-49 54-42 71-50 61-45 42-45 58-43 47-44 75-53 55-65 48-50 (OT) 40-46 43-44 54-58 68-46 57-64 62-76 60-48 71-47 88-44

1945-46 - No team 1946-47 (16-9) Head Coach: James Cowan Dec. 6 Albany YMCA Dec. 14 Chattanooga Jan. 2 Albany YMCA Jan. 7 North Georgia Jan. 8 Auburn Jan. 10 North Georgia Jan. 11 Piedmont Jan. 14 Piedmont Jan. 16 Georgia Southern Jan. 18 Sewanee Jan. 21 Samford Jan. 25 Jacksonville State Jan. 26 Samford Jan. 28 Georgia Southern Jan. 30 Fort Benning Feb. 1 Dublin Navy Feb. 5 Chattanooga Feb. 6 Sewanee Feb. 7 Hendersonville A.S. Feb. 8 Presbyterian Feb. 11 Jacksonville State Feb. 13 Fort Benning Feb. 15 Dublin Navy Feb. 21 Auburn Feb. 22 Presbyterian

1947-48 (17-5) Head Coach: James Cowan Dec. 6 Samford H W Dec. 8 Georgia A L Dec. 17 Chattanooga H W Jan. 8 Oglethorpe H W Jan. 9 B’ham-Southern A W Jan. 10 Samford A W Jan. 13 Presbyterian A W Jan. 14 Newberry A W Jan. 20 Auburn A L Jan. 23 Florida State A W Jan. 24 Stetson A W Jan. 30 Georgia H L Feb. 3 Florida State H W Feb. 5 Oglethorpe A W Feb. 13 Chattanooga A W Feb. 14 Jacksonville State A L Feb. 17 Auburn H W Feb. 20 Jacksonville State H W Feb. 23 Stetson H W Feb. 25 Presbyterian H W Feb. 26 Newberry H W Mar. 9 ! Hamline N L ! - NAIB Tournament, Kansas City, Mo.

59-51 62-80 97-43 70-38 53-34 55-52 57-44 86-43 53-72 61-48 54-42 53-55 68-43 75-50 65-61 51-54 64-46 49-36 64-35 80-37 87-43 41-85

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Dec. 9 Coll. of Charleston H Dec. 11 Georgia A Jan. 5 Wofford H Jan. 8 Samford H Jan. 14 Wofford A Jan. 15 Coll. of Charleston A Jan. 18 Florida State A Jan. 19 Florida Southern A Jan. 28 Florida State H Jan. 29 Georgia H Feb. 1 Oglethorpe H Feb. 4 Presbyterian A Feb. 5 Newberry A Feb. 9 Oglethorpe A Feb. 11 B’ham-Southern A Feb. 12 Samford A Feb. 14 Florida Southern H Feb. 18 Miss. College H Feb. 19 B’ham-Southern H Feb. 22 Presbyterian H Feb. 23 Newberry H Feb. 28 ! Florida State N ! - Dixie Conference Tournament

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54-47 59-78 66-65 (OT) 53-62 63-54 60-46 65-56 79-66 62-59 51-63 81-48 59-66 55-58 75-57 59-56 49-67 68-50 95-77 47-52 83-62 69-60 46-52

1949-50 (19-7, 9-1 Dixie - 1st) Head Coach: James Cowan Dec. 9 Florida Southern H W 70-53 Jan. 5 Wofford H W 72-64 Jan. 7 Samford H W 52-47 Jan. 11 Georgia A L 57-63 Jan. 13 Presbyterian A W 70-69 Jan. 14 Wofford A L 57-62 Jan. 17 Florida State A L 45-57 Jan. 18 Stetson A W 64-57 Jan. 24 Oglethorpe H W 125-54 Jan. 27 Tampa A L 72-75 Jan. 28 Florida Southern A W 85-66 Feb. 1 Florida State H W 69-61 Feb. 3 Miss. College A W 75-68 Feb. 4 Millsaps A W 81-37 Feb. 7 Oglethorpe A W 82-46 Feb. 10 Samford A W 52-45 Feb. 11 Troy State A W 93-84 Feb. 14 Tampa H W 60-58 Feb. 17 Stetson H W 62-57 Feb. 18 Georgia H L 60-69 Feb. 21 Presbyterian H W 87-65 Feb. 24 Troy State H W 95-74 Feb. 27 ! Millsaps N W 74-37 Feb. 28 ! Miss. College N W 80-62 Mar. 1 ! Florida Southern N L 55-59 Mar. 3 # Tampa A L 66-67 ! - Dixie Conference Tournament - Tallahasee, Fla. # - NAIB District 25 Tournament 1950-51 (16-9, 5-3 Dixie - 2nd) Dixie Conference Tournament Champions Head Coach: James Cowan Dec. 4 Oglethorpe H W 75-38 Dec. 9 Georgia A L 51-64 Dec. 11 Florida State H L 52-55 Jan. 4 Wofford H W 69-49 Jan. 6 Samford H W 71-60 Jan. 11 Coll. of Charleston A W 85-52 an. 12 Presbyterian A L 62-69 Jan. 13 Wofford A L 69-74 Jan. 16 Florida Southern H L 41-66


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SEASON-BY-SEASON RESULTS Jan. 20 Ga. Southern A L 44-69 Jan. 23 Georgia H L 58-60 Jan. 26 Rollins A W 59-57 Jan. 27 Florida Southern A W 53-52 Feb. 2 Samford A W 58-56 Feb. 3 B’ham-Southern A L 59-71 Feb. 9 B’ham-Southern H W 62-53 Feb. 10 Ga. Southern H W 61-59 Feb. 13 Coll. of Charleston H W 75-49 Feb. 16 Millsaps H W 87-68 Feb. 17 Florida State A L 64-69 Feb. 20 Presbyterian H W 75-66 Feb. 22 Oglethorpe A W 86-42 Feb. 26 ! Oglethorpe H W 74-39 Feb. 27 ! Florida Southern H W 72-47 Feb. 28 ! Florida State H W 69-65 ! - Dixie Conference Tournament, Macon, Ga. 1951-52 (19-10, 8-0 Dixie - 1st) Dixie Conference Champions Dixie Conference Tournament Champions Head Coach: Dan Nymicz Nov. 28 B’ham-Southern A L 69-76 Nov. 30 Oglethorpe H W 90-35 Dec. 3 Georgia H W 66-61 Dec. 10 Piedmont H W 72-48 Dec. 12 Fort Jackson H W 79-57 Jan. 4 Wofford H W 77-70 Jan. 5 Samford H W 70-55 Jan. 7 Stetson A L 59-97 Jan. 8 Stetson A L 66-79 Jan. 11 Presbyterian A L 57-59 Jan. 12 Wofford A L 81-89 Jan. 15 Ga. Southern H L 83-101 Jan. 18 Rollins A W 61-59 Jan. 19 Florida Southern A W 59-53 Jan. 22 Georgia A W 63-48 Jan. 24 Oglethorpe A W 69-38 Jan. 26 Florida Southern H W 73-56 Jan. 29 Ga. Southern A L 82-92 Feb. 2 North Georgia H W 86-59 Feb. 9 Samford A W 84-76 Feb. 11 Millsaps A W 94-72 Feb. 12 Miss. College A W 63-57 Feb. 16 Piedmont A W 96-66 Feb. 19 Presbyterian H L 56-61 Feb. 21 Stetson H L 60-71 Feb. 22 Stetson H L 59-63 Feb. 25 ! Miss. College H W 100-64 Feb. 26 ! Millsaps H W 63-43 Feb. 27 ! Florida Southern H W 54-48 ! - Dixie Conference Tournament, Macon, Ga. 1952-53 (21-6, 5-0 Dixie - 1st) Dixie Conference Champions Head Coach: Dan Nymicz Dec. 4 Furman H W Dec. 5 Florida State H W Dec. 9 Georgia A W Dec. 13 Florida State A L Jan. 5 B’ham-Southern H W Jan. 8 Wofford H W Jan. 10 Presbyterian H W Jan. 12 Rollins H W Jan. 16 Presbyterian A W Jan. 17 Wofford A W Jan. 24 Stetson A L

73-64 76-61 68-63 76-77 67-53 68-59 63-55 93-70 79-76 85-72 68-77

Jan. 26 Rollins A W 75-68 Jan. 27 Florida Southern A W 82-70 Jan. 31 Ga. Southern A L 67-74 Feb. 2 Mississippi H W 78-40 Feb. 3 Southwestern H W 81-49 Feb. 4 Florida Southern H W 70-64 Feb. 7 Samford A W 85-80 Feb. 11 Furman A L 94-114 Feb. 13 Samford H W 86-68 Feb. 17 Ga. Southern H W 79-61 Feb. 19 Georgia H W 74-62 Feb. 21 Stetson H W 66-62 Feb. 23 ! Oglethorpe H W 65-54 Feb. 24 ! Florida Southern H W 77-65 Feb. 25 ! Samford H L 75-78 #Florida State L 77-87 #NAIB District 25 Tournament ! - Dixie Conference Tournament, Macon, Ga. 1953-54 (19-9, 6-1 Dixie - 2nd) Dixie Conference Tournament Champions NAIA District 25 Champions Head Coach: James Cowan Dec. 5 Florida Southern H W 93-73 Dec. 8 Florida State A L 70-72 Dec. 10 Stetson H W 67-54 Dec. 11 Furman H W 89-76 Jan. 7 Wofford H W 72-61 Jan. 9 Samford A W 76-62 Jan. 11 Millsaps A W 67-42 Jan. 12 Miss. College A L 70-82 Jan. 15 North Georgia H W 96-42 Jan. 18 Rollins H W 80-60 Jan. 20 Ga. Teachers A L 67-81 Jan. 23 Wofford A L 79-81 Jan. 25 Presbyterian A L 80-94 Jan. 28 Ga. Southern H W 63-48 Jan. 31 Florida State H W 70-63 Feb. 2 Oglethorpe H W 92-43 Feb. 5 Tampa A L 70-81 Feb. 6 Florida Southern A W 88-65 Feb. 8 Rollins A L 57-79 Feb. 11 Presbyterian H W 67-60 Feb. 13 Stetson A W 56-54 Feb. 18 Furman A L 49-93 Feb. 20 Samford H W 73-66 Feb. 22 ! Oglethorpe H W 96-49 Feb. 23 ! Florida Southern H W 90-58 Feb. 24 ! Samford H W 83-51 Feb. 27 # Rollins H W 88-62 Mar. 8 $ Arkansas Tech A L 72-100 ! - Dixie Conference Tournament, Macon, Ga. # - NAIA District 25 Championship, Macon, Ga. $ - NAIA National Tournament, Kansas City, Mo. 1954-55 (8-14) Head Coach: James Cowan Dec. 6 Oglethorpe Dec. 8 Oglethorpe Dec. 11 Georgia Dec. 16 Samford Jan. 6 Wofford Jan. 11 Florida Southern Jan. 14 Rollins Jan. 15 Stetson Jan. 17 Florida Southern Jan. 21 Presbyterian

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109-53 91-44 75-95 81-102 72-71 72-35 70-92 82-87 66-68 71-100

Jan. 22 Wofford A L 81-96 Jan. 26 Georgia H W 68-66 Jan. 29 Tampa H W 110-79 Feb. 1 Ga. Southern H L 63-71 Feb. 4 Rollins H L 61-66 Feb. 6 Stetson H L 74-81 Feb. 9 Presbyterian H L 80-82 Feb. 11 Spring Hill H L 73-84 Feb. 12 Samford H W 78-72 Feb. 15 Ga. Southern A L 62-86 Feb. 19 Millsaps H W 99-68 Feb. 28 ! Ga. Southern N L 79-96 ! - NAIA District 25 Tournament, Tallahasee, Fla. 1955-56 (10-12) Head Coach: James Cowan Dec. 1 Oglethorpe H W 107-66 Dec. 7 Georgia A L 72-75 Dec. 10 Applachian State A W 89-78 Dec. 15 Samford A L 65-70 Jan. 5 Wofford H W 77-70 Jan. 7 Oglethorpe A W 92-49 Jan. 10 North Georgia A W 96-67 Jan. 14 Samford H W 85-74 Jan. 17 Florida Southern H W 73-55 Jan. 20 Presbyterian A L 84-108 Jan. 21 Wofford A L 72-86 Jan. 27 Rollins A L 72-80 Jan. 28 Stetson A L 80-93 Jan. 30 Florida Southern A L 66-74 Feb. 3 Rollins H W 76-73 Feb. 6 Stetson H W 90-83 Feb. 8 Georgia H L 79-91 Feb. 9 Presbyterian H L 82-90 Feb. 11 Ga. Southern A L 94-121 Feb. 16 North Georgia H W 92-63 Feb. 20 Ga. Southern H L 80-114 Mar. 2 ! Stetson N L 91-118 ! - NAIA Distrcit 25 Tournament - Statesboro, Ga. 1956-57 (8-16) Head Coach: James Cowan (‘56), Robert Wilder (‘57) Dec. 5 Georgia A L 77-88 Dec. 8 Ga. Southern A L 59-87 Dec. 10 Lipscomb H W 82-66 Dec. 14 Appalachian State H W 91-78 Dec. 17 Belmont A L 58-81 Dec. 18 Southwestern N L 82-93 Dec. 19 Christian Brothers A L 81-83 Jan. 4 Wofford H L 85-87 Jan. 9 Presbyterian H W 112-110(OT) Jan. 12 Samford H W 89-85 Jan. 14 Ga. Southern H L 81-89 Jan. 18 Presbyterian A L 68-100 Jan. 19 Wofford A L 69-103 Jan. 23 Georgia H W 91-71 Jan. 26 North Georgia H W 64-63 Feb. 1 Stetson H L 91-99 Feb. 9 Samford A L 77-91 Feb. 11 Rollins H W 104-78 Feb. 15 Rollins A W 77-64 Feb. 16 Stetson A L 72-116 Feb. 18 Tampa A L 61-96 Feb. 22 Tampa H L 79-82 Feb. 26 North Georgia A L 88-108 Mar. 1 ! Ga. Southern A L 68-104 ! - NAIA District 25 Tournament, Statesboro, Ga.


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SEASON-BY-SEASON RESULTS 1957-58 (13-7) Head Coach: Robert Wilder Dec. 4 Oglethorpe A W 63-51 Dec. 9 Ga. Southern H W 74-68 Jan. 3 Wofford H W 78-72 Jan. 4 Belmont H W 83-79 Jan. 7 Oglethorpe H W 57-53 Jan. 10 Presbyterian H W 69-60 Jan. 14 Georgia H W 76-69 Jan. 17 Presbyterian A L 69-71 Jan. 18 Wofford A L 77-94 Jan. 21 Erskine H W 89-78 Jan. 24 North Georgia A W 83-41 Jan. 25 Ga. Southern A L 63-66 Feb. 1 Stetson H W 76-70 Feb. 7 Rollins A L 64-69 Feb. 8 Stetson A W 78-76 Feb. 10 Florida Southern A W 81-75 Feb. 14 Rollins H L 60-72 Feb. 22 Florida Southern H W 99-82 Feb. 25 Erskine A L 61-84 ! Ga. Southern A L 66-75 ! - NAIA District 25 Tournament, Statesboro, Ga. 1958-59 (9-13) Head Coach: Robert Wilder Dec. 4 Belmont Abbey H L 68-80 Dec. 6 North Georgia A W 96-60 Dec. 9 Presbyterian H L 74-79 Dec. 12 Florida Southern H W 68-64 Dec. 13 Oglethorpe H W 57-39 Jan. 7 Ga. Southern A L 63-98 Jan. 10 Georgia H W 66-62 Jan. 16 Florida Southern A W 92-76 Jan. 17 Tampa A L 70-74 Jan. 20 Erskine H W 77-58 Jan. 23 Delta State H W 77-72 Jan. 24 Rollins H L 55-56 Jan. 30 North Georgia H W 79-40 Jan. 31 Stetson H L 85-91 Feb. 3 Georgia A L 59-71 Feb. 7 Presbyterian A L 76-87 Feb. 10 Ga. Southern H W 82-71 Feb. 13 Rollins A L 73-76 Feb. 14 Stetson A L 57-75 Feb. 23 Oglethorpe A L 61-67 Feb. 24 Erskine A L 71-75 Feb. 27 ! Ga. Southern H L 66-80 ! - NAIA District 25 Tournament, Macon, Ga. 1959-60 (9-14) Head Coach: Robert Wilder Dec. 2 Catawba Dec. 4 Presbyterian Dec. 5 Belmont Abbey Dec. 12 North Georgia Dec. 17 Wheaton Dec. 18 Sewanee Jan. 11 Stetson Jan. 15 Rollins Jan. 16 Stetson Jan. 18 Florida Southern Jan. 23 Georgia Southern Jan. 27 Valdosta State Jan. 29 North Georgia Jan. 30 Wofford Feb. 2 Georgia Southern

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L W L W L L W L L L L L W W L

41-45 73-68 63-77 89-72 63-72 64-70 90-81 61-62 55-102 77-83 72-100 65-69 (OT) 79-66 65-64 78-98

Feb. 4 Feb. 5 Feb. 10 Feb. 12 Feb. 13 Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 20

Erskine Rollins Presbyterian Newberry Wofford Valdosta State Erskine Newberry

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68-84 72-63 79-77 95-112 62-92 92-58 74-60 64-83

1960-61 (7-16) Head Coach: Robert Wilder Dec. 1 Florida Southern A L 56-69 Dec. 3 North Georgia A W 87-56 Dec. 10 Tampa H W 85-82 Jan. 4 Georgia H L 74-87 Jan. 11 Erskine H L 66-71 Jan. 13 Rollins A W 88-64 Jan. 14 Stetson A L 58-79 Jan. 16 Chattanooga H L 70-83 Jan. 18 Presbyterian A L 54-61 Jan. 21 Southern Miss H L 47-61 Jan. 25 Georgia A L 46-66 Jan. 27 Spring Hill A L 79-83 Jan. 28 Southern Miss A L 55-96 Jan. 31 Georgia Southern H W 74-72 (OT) Feb. 4 Rollins H L 70-71 Feb. 6 Stetson H L 59-88 Feb. 9 Presbyterian H W 80-73 Feb. 11 Spring Hill H W 94-90 (OT) Feb. 13 Erskine A L 70-84 Feb. 15 Georgia Southern A L 63-71 Feb. 18 Florida Southern H W 70-61 Feb. 21 Chattanooga A L 79-93 Feb. 24 ! Stetson N L 80-83 ! - NAIA District 25 Tournament, Oglethorpe 1961-62 (12-12) Head Coach: Robert Wilder Dec. 1 LaGrange Dec. 5 North Georgia Dec. 9 Chattanooga Jan. 4 Presbyterian Jan. 6 LaGrange Jan. 8 Stetson Jan. 11 Erskine Jan. 13 Tampa Jan. 15 Florida Southern Jan. 19 Tampa Jan. 20 Stetson Jan. 22 Rollins Jan. 25 Georgia Southern Jan. 27 Erskine Jan. 31 Wofford Feb. 2 North Georgia Feb. 3 Chattanooga Feb. 5 Georgia Feb. 8 Florida Southern Feb. 9 Rollins Feb. 14 Wofford Feb. 17 Presbyterian Feb. 19 Georgia Southern Feb. 22 Georgia

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1962-63 (12-12) Head Coach: Robert Wilder Nov. 30 Rollins Dec. 1 Florida Southern

H W 90-72 H W 95-67

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62-54 100-56 68-65 70-68 (OT) 68-61 57-71 55-73 77-91 77-71 64-76 64-80 75-66 61-63 79-71 81-84 87-63 61-64 64-75 82-72 90-83 70-75 68-56 63-67 72-85

Dec. 7 Dec. 8 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Jan. 5 Jan. 7 Jan. 9 Jan. 12 Jan. 15 Jan. 17 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Jan. 29 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9 Feb. 12 Feb. 16 Feb. 18 Feb. 21 Feb. 23

LaGrange Erskine Pfeiffer Catawba Wofford Stetson Florida Southern Chattanooga LaGrange Presbyterian Georgia Southern Tampa Rollins Wofford Chattanooga Stetson Florida Southern Georgia Southern Presbyterian Erskine Rollins Tampa

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W L W L L W W L L W W L W W L L L L L W W L

50-38 58-68 60-49 52-64 69-74 73-65 64-56 53-73 64-83 66-53 79-63 45-53 80-54 92-81 52-57 59-72 67-80 64-95 50-66 45-44 81-63 62-71

1963-64 (10-14) Head Coach: Robert Wilder Dec. 3 Erskine Dec. 6 Jacksonville Dec. 14 N.C. State Dec. 18 Pembroke Dec. 19 St. Micheal’s Jan. 2 Presbyterian Jan. 4 LaGrange Jan. 10 Presbyterian Jan. 11 Wofford Jan. 13 Stetson Jan. 17 Jacksonville Jan. 18 Georgia Southern Jan. 24 Rollins Jan. 25 Tampa Jan. 28 Wofford Jan. 31 Rollins Feb. 4 Georgia State Feb. 7 Stetson Feb. 8 Florida Southern Feb. 13 Georgia Southern Feb. 15 LaGrange Feb. 19 Erskine Feb. 22 Tampa Feb. 24 Florida Southern

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L L L W L W L L L W W L W W L W W L L L L L W W

55-68 52-67 48-73 86-79 69-91 85-43 79-80 (OT) 41-66 74-81 72-62 89-76 67-107 72-70 76-71 77-78 97-83 100-67 70-89 93-115 78-102 68-83 48-71 95-79 71-62

1964-65 (12-12) Head Coach: Robert Wilder Dec. 1 Jacksonville Dec. 5 LaGrange Dec. 14 Wofford Dec. 16 Georgetown Coll. Dec. 17 Wilmington Jan. 1 Shorter Jan. 2 Huntingdon Jan. 6 LaGrange Jan. 9 Jacksonville Jan. 11 Stetson Jan. 14 Georgia Southern Jan. 21 Georgia State Jan. 23 Fla. Presbyterian Jan. 25 Carson-Newman Jan. 27 Wofford

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Rollins Tampa Georgia State Stetson Rollins Florida Southern Georgia Southern Tampa Florida Southern

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111-83 91-89 87-73 72-78 88-75 83-68 73-81 76-75 70-86

1965-66 (13-10) Head Coach: Robert Wilder Dec. 1 West Georgia Dec. 4 Stetson Dec. 6 LaGrange Dec. 9 Shorter Jan. 7 Athens College Jan. 8 Kentucky Southern Jan. 12 Wofford Jan. 15 Carson-Newman Jan. 21 Rollins Jan. 22 Florida Southern Jan. 25 Georgia State Jan. 29 Georgia Southern Jan. 31 Wofford Feb. 2 Rollins Feb. 5 Jacksonville Feb. 8 LaGrange Feb. 11 Tampa Feb. 12 Stetson Feb. 15 Tampa Feb. 19 Georgia State Feb. 22 Shorter Feb. 24 Georgia Southern Feb. 28 Jacksonville

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W W W L L W W L W L W L L W L W W L W W W L L

106-60 70-65 60-57 65-69 75-117 86-61 75-66 53-72 87-66 56-78 84-53 74-83 73-92 74-59 79-87 82-73 83-75 60-71 79-70 108-65 72-64 79-97 61-87

1966-67 (15-6) Head Coach: Robert Wilder Dec. 1 West Georgia Dec. 3 Fla. Presbyterian Dec. 7 LaGrange Jan. 7 Stetson Jan. 9 Florida Southern Jan. 14 Wilmington Jan. 16 Georgia State Jan. 18 Georgia Southern Jan. 21 Rollins Jan. 23 Ga. Southewestern Jan. 28 Tampa Jan. 30 Georgia Tech Feb. 1 Tampa Feb. 4 Samford Feb. 8 LaGrange Feb. 10 Jacksonville Feb. 13 Georgia State Feb. 17 Rollins Feb. 18 Stetson Feb. 22 Georgia Southern Feb. 25 Jacksonville

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W W W W W W W L W W L L W L W L W W W W L

99-67 94-75 71-67 76-71 81-69 93-70 97-70 96-105 83-70 96-61 79-93 57-91 74-73 73-80 61-54 65-71 100-86 70-67 73-68 93-74 89-93

1967-68 (9-14) Head Coach: Robert Wilder Dec. 1 Hampden-Sydney Dec. 2 Florida Southern Dec. 6 LaGrange Dec. 14 Jacksonville Jan. 5 Huntingdon

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83-88 86-90 (OT) 65-53 64-85 90-94

Jan. 6 Jan. 10 Jan. 16 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 23 Jan. 26 Jan. 27 Jan. 30 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 7 Feb. 10 Feb. 12 Feb. 16 Feb. 17 Feb. 20 Feb. 23

B’ham-Southern Georgia Southern LaGrange Carson-Newman Oglethorpe Georgia Southern Fla. Presbyterian Tampa Georgia State Oglethorpe Samford Rollins Steson Georgia State Rollins Stetson Tampa Jacksonville

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98-81 86-90 76-82 80-86 66-79 69-67 78-90 80-79 82-57 73-79 74-87 73-70 76-68 105-79 87-73 62-83 65-61 67-93

1968-69 (14-12) Head Coach: Robert Wilder Nov. 30 Georgia State Dec. 2 Stetson Dec. 4 LaGrange Dec. 19 New Haven Dec. 19 Hampden-Sydney Jan. 3 Fort Valley Jan. 4 Georgia Southern Jan. 9 Georgia State Jan. 11 Florida Southern Jan. 14 Oglethorpe Jan. 16 Florida Jan. 18 Georgia Tech Jan. 21 Jacksonville Jan. 27 Columbus Jan. 30 LaGrange Feb. 1 Carson-Newman Feb. 6 Rollins Feb. 8 Georgia Southern Feb. 10 Columbus Feb. 14 Rollins Feb. 15 Stetson Feb. 20 Jacksonville Feb. 22 Oglethorpe Feb. 27 Georgia Southern

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63-73 80-82 92-87 81-84 86-101 80-70 73-59 76-71 85-67 74-99 95-66 59-67 71-76 90-103 97-54 67-74 88-74 83-76 90-76 85-71 97-93 80-102 56-71 67-68

1969-70 (6-18) Head Coach: Robert Wilder Dec. 1 Ga. Southwestern Dec. 3 #7 North Carolina Dec. 9 #18 Jacksonville Jan. 3 Georgia State Jan. 5 LaGrange Jan. 9 Fort Valley State Jan. 10 Oglethorpe Jan. 13 Oglethorpe Jan. 16 Sewanee Jan. 17 Samford Jan. 20 Georgia Southern Jan. 23 Rollins Jan. 24 Fla. Presbyterian Jan. 26 Belmont Abbey Jan. 31 Carson-Newman Feb. 3 LaGrange Feb. 5 Rollins Feb. 9 Georgia Southern Feb. 14 Columbus

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80-83 52-100 62-102 70-74 106-76 67-83 57-66 70-87 83-73 67-83 64-72 84-96 74-71 67-56 53-88 76-87 70-71 60-98 96-82

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Feb. 16 Feb. 21 Feb. 26 Feb. 28 Mar. 3

Stetson Columbus Oglethorpe Stetson Georgia State

1970-71 (14-9) Head Coach: Dwayne Morrison Dec. 1 Ga. Southwestern Dec. 5 Clemson Dec. 9 The Citadel Dec. 12 Davidson Jan. 4 LaGrange Jan. 6 Oglethorpe Jan. 8 Fort Valley State Jan. 9 Georgia Southern Jan. 13 Fla. Presbyterian Jan. 15 LaGrange Jan. 16 Stetson Jan. 19 Florida Southern Jan. 23 #6 Jacksonville Jan. 25 Georgia Southern Feb. 1 Southern Tech Feb. 6 Georgia Southern Feb. 9 Rollins Feb. 13 Georgia State Feb. 15 Southern Tech Feb. 19 Rollins Feb. 20 Stetson Feb. 23 Oglethorpe Feb. 26 Georgia State

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60-91 69-72 61-69 68-74 105-76

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81-78 46-61 73-70 50-80 69-76 69-70 90-60 60-53 73-58 61-54 73-53 79-87 76-93 71-79 103-85 66-86 84-77 (OT) 70-64 112-69 86-84 64-78 80-70 100-74

1971-72 (19-7) Head Coach: Dwayne Morrison Dec. 1 East Tenn. State A L 58-65 Dec. 4 Augusta H W 74-73 Dec. 6 Georgia Southern A W 73-71 Dec. 10 West Florida H W 74-71 Dec. 11 LaGranage H W 74-68 Dec. 21 West Georgia A L 78-81 Jan. 3 West Georgia H W 95-78 Jan. 7 Texas Wesleyan H W 105-75 Jan. 8 Georgia Southern H W 102-84 Jan. 11 #12 Florida State A L 78-96 Jan. 15 Oglethorpe H L 75-76 Jan. 19 South Florida A W 93-88 Jan. 20 West Florida A W 83-79 Jan. 24 Southern Tech A W 91-77 Jan. 28 Augusta A W 94-88 (OT) Feb. 4 Fort Valley State H W 105-77 Feb. 4 Southern Tech H W 104-83 Feb. 7 Appalachian State H W 101-70 Feb. 10 Oglethorpe A W 95-62 Feb. 14 Chattanooga A W 86-80 Feb. 19 Missouri Western H W 89-81 Feb. 21 Pembroke State H W 79-67 Feb. 25 Jacksonville A L 77-90 Feb. 29 LaGrange A W 84-80 Mar. 9 ! Roanoke A L 72-78 Mar. 10 ! Florida Southern N L 83-85 ! - NCAA College Division Tournament - Roanoke, Va.


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91-95 117-74 80-66 104-111 120-60 86-79 70-68 95-65 60-72 71-69 82-108 101-73 75-76 47-23 78-69 109-70 118-115 104-68 87-80 77-74 94-112

1973-74 (16-8) Head Coach: Joe Dan Gold Dec. 1 Morehead State Dec. 3 Hofstra Dec. 5 Lousiana Tech Dec. 13 South Florida Dec. 22 Rider Dec. 27 Wis.-Milwaukee Dec. 28 Indiana State Dec. 31 Delaware Jan. 4 Va. Commonwealth Jan. 5 Florida Southern Jan. 10 Manhattan Jan. 12 Georgia State Jan. 14 LSU-New Orleans Jan. 16 Hardin-Simmons Jan. 19 Chattanooga Jan. 26 Georgia Southern Jan. 28 Georgia Tech Feb. 1 St. Bernard Feb. 6 Georgia Southern Feb. 9 Georgia State Feb. 13 LSU-New Orleans Feb. 16 Samford Feb. 23 Virginia Tech Feb. 25 Va. Commonwealth

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93-86 89-74 87-90 (OT) 85-101 78-64 73-67 75-68 86-73 90-89 104-80 81-71 93-66 94-84 109-91 88-111 83-94 102-85 99-73 67-73 104-77 62-87 87-86 (2OT) 65-75 92-110

1974-75 (9-17) Head Coach: Bill Bibb Nov. 30 Georgia College Dec. 2 N.C. A&T Dec. 7 Tennessee Tech Dec. 12 Southern Miss Dec. 14 West Florida Dec. 18 South Florida Dec. 21 East Carolina Jan. 2 Tennessee Tech Jan. 4 Georgia Tech Jan. 8 Georgia Southern Jan. 11 Chattanooga Jan. 13 Louisiana Tech Jan. 16 West Florida

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89-69 76-65 76-81 94-101 91-85 81-84 (OT) 82-121 88-100 68-70 85-83 83-84 91-66 82-81

Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 31 Feb. 1 Feb. 5 Feb. 8 Feb. 10 Feb. 15 Feb. 19 Feb. 22 Feb. 24 Feb. 26 Mar. 1

Houston South Alabama Georgia Tech Samford Georgia State Va. Commonwealth Samford South Alabama Georgia Southern Va. Commonwealth Florida State Georgia State Memphis

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98-99 94-95 80-91 78-79 92-80 75-95 81-68 76-67 78-98 63-68 68-91 60-62 75-93

1975-76 (15-10) Head Coach: Bill Bibb Nov. 29 Indiana State-E’ville Dec. 3 Charleston So. Dec. 6 Louisiana Tech Dec. 13 Missouri Western Dec. 16 Louisiana Tech Dec. 23 Middle Tennessee Dec. 26 Evansville Dec. 27 Weber State Dec. 29 Delaware Jan. 5 Boston Jan. 6 Stetson Jan. 10 La.-Monroe Jan. 14 Georgia Southern Jan. 17 Georgia State Jan. 19 S.C. State Jan. 22 Samford Jan. 24 South Alabama Jan. 31 Georgia Southern Feb. 4 Georgia State Feb. 9 UNC-Wilmington Feb. 12 South Alabama Feb. 14 Samford Feb. 17 East Carolina Feb. 21 Southern Miss Feb. 28 Florida State

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72-65 95-71 73-72 69-59 90-95 72-83 81-80 71-78 77-75 92-79 47-58 57-69 86-73 81-73 80-78 (OT) 80-65 84-97 79-85 84-94 74-62 70-83 81-80 86-68 69-65 76-90

1976-77 (6-19) Head Coach: Bill Bibb Nov. 27 Florida Dec. 1 Ga. Southwestern Dec. 4 Louisiana Tech Dec. 9 Tennessee Tech Dec. 11 Vanderbilt Dec. 18 Evansville Dec. 22 Ball State Jan. 3 Middle Tennessee Jan. 6 Culver-Stockton Jan. 8 UNC-Wilmington Jan. 12 Georgia State Jan. 15 La.-Monroe Jan. 17 Louisiana Tech Jan. 22 Southern Miss Jan. 24 Samford Jan. 29 Georgia State Jan. 31 Florida State Feb. 5 Georgia Southern Feb. 9 Tennesee Tech Feb. 12 Samford Feb. 14 Southern Miss Feb. 19 Georgia College

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63-105 102-51 75-81 77-79 33-35 86-91 67-70 55-59 (OT) 82-57 64-75 73-70 81-94 64-84 64-74 46-49 57-61 65-66 (OT) 61-72 82-65 78-74 81-83 111-72

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70-76 58-71 81-85

1977-78 (16-11) Head Coach: Bill Bibb Nov. 28 Ga. Southwestern Dec. 1 USC-Aiken Dec. 3 Louisiana Tech Dec. 7 Florida Dec. 10 Presbyterian Dec. 15 Tennessee Tech Dec. 17 UNC-Wilmington Dec. 19 Charleston So. Dec. 29 Southern Illinois Dec. 30 Murray State Jan. 2 Ball State Jan. 7 Louisiana Tech Jan. 9 Fredonia State Jan. 11 Southern Miss Jan. 14 Georgia Southern Jan. 16 Georgia State Jan. 20 Samford Jan. 22 Southern Miss Jan. 28 Georgia Southern Jan. 30 #3 North Carolina Feb. 4 Charleston So. Feb. 9 Stetson Feb. 13 Samford Feb. 15 Tennesee Tech Feb. 18 Georgia State Feb. 22 Stetson Feb. 25 East Carolina

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83-54 92-66 50-55 74-96 79-59 90-80 60-80 74-75 (2OT) 51-59 83-85 (OT) 79-83 72-60 77-41 73-75 76-73 62-65 80-79 64-55 82-77 70-73 88-61 65-66 92-78 77-74 79-56 68-64 92-75

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99-57 110-81 112-68 83-71 70-72 96-57 67-81 75-50 94-82 76-61 75-82 106-70 68-67 63-52 68-62 85-103 85-74 98-80 64-61 (OT) 87-78 103-78 86-73 87-62 82-81 90-70 69-90

1978-79 (21-6) Head Coach: Bill Bibb Nov. 25 St. Leo H Dec. 2 USC-Aiken H Dec. 4 Presbyterian H Dec. 8 Western Carolina N Dec. 9 Florida Southern N Dec. 18 Charleston So. A Dec. 21 Morehead State A Jan. 2 Campbell H Jan. 4 Western Illinois H Jan. 6 Charleston So. H Jan. 13 Stetson H Jan. 15 UT-Arlington H Jan. 18 Tulane A Jan. 22 Samford A Jan. 25 Georgia State A Jan. 27 Southern Miss A Jan. 31 Georgia Southern H Feb. 3 Georgia State H Feb. 8 Middle Tennessee A Feb. 12 Georgia Southern A Feb. 17 Southern Miss H Feb. 21 Morehead State H Feb. 24 Samford H Feb. 28 Stetson A Mar. 2 ! Oklahoma City N Mar. 3 ! La.-Monroe N ! - A-Sun Tournament (Monroe, La.)


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SEASON-BY-SEASON RESULTS 1979-80 (16-12, 3-3 A-Sun - 3rd tie) Head Coach: Bill Bibb Nov. 30 Ole Miss A L 43-63 Dec. 3 Charleston So. H W 90-67 Dec. 6 Central Wesleyan H W 85-62 Dec. 15 Middle Tennessee H L 62-63 Dec. 18 Florida A W 69-67 Dec. 22 Middle Tennessee A L 63-81 Jan. 3 Louisiana-Monroe A L 77-78 Jan. 5 Evansville H W 61-59 (OT) Jan. 7 #6 North Carolina H L 63-81 Jan. 10 Fredonia State H W 71-53 Jan. 14 Georgia Southern H W 92-70 Jan. 17 Stetson A L 70-92 Jan. 19 Samford A L 70-80 Jan. 22 UT-Pan American A L 70-75 Jan. 26 Southern Miss A L 63-72 Jan. 30 Stetson H W 75-56 Feb. 2 Georgia State H W 83-71 Feb. 4 Georgia Southern A L 72-74 Feb. 7 Evansville A L 76-92 Feb. 9 Georgia State A W 94-78 Feb. 13 Houston Baptist H W 84-75 Feb. 16 Centenary H W 86-77 Feb. 18 Hardin-Simmons H W 89-79 Feb. 20 Tulane H W 96-79 Feb. 23 Southern Miss H W 71-70 Feb. 28 ! Samford A W 74-68 Feb. 29 ! La.-Monroe A L 71-102 Mar. 1 ! UT-Pan American A W 90-78 ! - A-Sun Tournament (Monroe, La.) 1980-81 (18-12, 10-4 A-Sun - 3rd 3rd) A-Sun Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament Head Coach: Bill Bibb Nov. 29 St. Leo H W 93-65 Dec. 2 #10 North Carolina A L 74-89 Dec. 6 Arkansas State A L 52-67 Dec. 10 Mississippi H L 58-70 Dec. 13 Columbus H W 56-54 Dec. 15 Georgia State A W 64-61 Dec. 29 ! SE Louisiana N W 74-67 Dec. 30 ! UT-Chattanooga A L 58-60 (OT) Jan. 5 UNC-Greensboro H W 88-65 Jan. 8 Centenary H L 72-77 Jan. 10 Ark.-Little Rock H W 71-57 Jan. 13 Tulane A L 57-67 Jan. 17 Georgia State H W 84-69 Jan. 20 Ark.-Little Rock A L 58-68 Jan. 24 Samford A W 90-79 Jan. 28 Arkansas State H W 91-69 Jan. 31 Stetson H L 62-63 (OT) Feb. 5 Charleston So. H W 74-64 Feb. 7 Georgia Southern H W 105-70 Feb. 12 Stetson A L 71-76 Feb. 14 Georgia Southern A W 60-58 (OT) Feb. 16 Samford H L 60-61 Feb. 19 Northwestern State H W 94-66 Feb. 21 Hardin-Simmons H W 93-78 Feb. 26 La.-Monroe A W 75-66 Feb. 28 Houston Baptist A L 67-69 Mar. 5 # Ark.-Little Rock N W 78-69 Mar. 6 # La.-Monroe N W 59-55

Mar. 7 # Houston Baptist N W 72-67 Mar. 12 $ Arkansas N L 67-73 ! - Cotton States Classic (Chattanooga, Tenn.) # - A-Sun Tournament (Shreveport, La.) $ - NCAA Midwest Regional (Austin, Texas) 1981-82 (16-11, 8-8 A-Sun - 5th tie) Head Coach: Bill Bibb Nov. 28 UT-Pan American A W 77-74 Dec. 2 Spring Hill H W 73-46 Dec. 5 Stetson A W 75-72 Dec. 8 Mississippi A L 38-50 Dec. 12 Jacksonville H W 83-81 Dec. 14 Georgia State A L 58-60 Dec. 17 Fla. International H W 89-55 Dec. 23 Jacksonville A W 65-62 Jan. 2 Georgia State H W 75-67 Jan. 5 Hardin-Simmons H W 72-52 Jan. 9 Houston Baptist H W 60-50 Jan. 11 Ark.-Little Rock H L 67-70 (OT) Jan. 16 Georgia Southern A L 63-71 Jan. 18 Samford H W 68-61 Jan. 21 La.-Monroe A L 75-97 Jan. 23 Northwestern State A L 86-98 Jan. 27 Centenary H W 74-64 Jan. 30 Stetson H W 77-76 (OT) Feb. 6 Hardin-Simmons A L 63-68 Feb. 8 Ark.-Little Rock A L 33-41 Feb. 10 Georgia Southern H W 67-57 Feb. 13 Samford A W 70-67 (OT) Feb. 17 Northwestern State H W 86-81 Feb. 20 La.-Monroe H L 65-66 Feb. 25 Centenary A W 78-75 Feb. 27 Houston Baptist A L 68-75 (3OT) Mar. 4 ! Northwestern State N L 74-85 ! - A-Sun Tournament (Monroe, La.) 1982-83 (13-15, 6-8 A-Sun - 5th tie) Head Coach: Bill Bibb Nov. 29 Auburn A L 76-85 Dec. 1 Augusta H W 79-72 Dec. 7 Georgia State A L 77-82 Dec. 11 UT-Pan American H W 64-54 Dec. 15 Mississippi H L 40-48 Dec. 18 Coker H W 105-82 Dec. 20 UNC-Greensboro H W 63-52 Jan. 3 Hardin-Simmons A W 84-73 Jan. 5 Arkansas A L 62-83 Jan. 8 Stetson H W 81-80 Jan. 11 Samford H W 80-74 Jan. 15 Georgia Southern H W 52-48 (OT) Jan. 18 Stetson A L 73-74 Jan. 22 Northwestern State A L 61-65 Jan. 26 Centenary H L 65-68 Jan. 29 Houston Baptist H L 44-51 Jan. 31 Tennessee Tech A L 74-81 Feb. 3 Hardin-Simmons A W 75-64 Feb. 5 Ark.-Little Rock H L 62-71 Feb. 9 Georgia Southern A L 55-67 Feb. 12 Samford A L 60-61 (OT) Feb. 15 Ark.-Little Rock A L 68-70 Feb. 17 Northwestern State H W 90-74 Feb. 19 Tennessee Tech H W 78-67 Feb. 21 Georgia State H W 71-61 Feb. 24 Centenary A L 85-86

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Feb. 26 Houston Baptist A W 91-82 Mar. 5 ! Centenary A L 95-96 (OT) ! - A-Sun Tournament (Shreveport, La.) 1983-84 (14-14, 6-8 A-Sun - 6th) Head Coach: Bill Bibb Nov. 30 Flagler H W Dec. 3 Georgia State H W Dec. 6 Stetson A L Dec. 9 Alcorn State N W Dec. 10 Southern Illinois A L Dec. 14 Auburn H L Dec. 17 NC Wesleyan H W Dec. 19 Mississippi A L Dec. 21 Bethune-Cookman H W Jan. 5 Northwestern State H W Jan. 7 Centenary H W Jan. 12 Samford A L Jan. 14 Ark.-Little Rock A L Jan. 18 Stetson H L Jan. 21 Georgia Southern A Jan. 26 Houston Baptist H L Jan. 28 Hardin-Simmons H L Feb. 2 Northwestern State A L Feb. 4 Centenary A L Feb. 9 Samford H W Feb. 11 Ark.-Little Rock H W Feb. 15 Georgia State A W Feb. 18 Georgia Southern H W Feb. 22 Georgia College H W Feb. 25 Hardin-Simmons A L Feb. 27 Houston Baptist A L Mar. 3 ! Georgia Southern A W Mar. 8 # Samford A L ! - A-Sun Tournament (Statesboro, Ga.) # - A-Sun Tournament (Houston, Texas)

72-59 73-66 76-91 103-101 71-84 63-65 83-53 64-82 71-62 81-65 95-82 78-81 73-75 (2OT) 68-70 57-54 50-55 62-65 (OT) 70-75 68-70 82-78 86-78 97-87 72-68 104-72 68-71 57-73 80-77 80-84

1984-85 (22-9, 10-4 A-Sun - 2nd tie) A-Sun Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament Head Coach: Bill Bibb Nov. 28 Augusta H W 84-72 Dec. 1 Georgia College H W 74-62 Dec. 4 Stetson A W 89-71 Dec. 8 Auburn A L 69-70 Dec. 13 Augusta A W 91-57 Dec. 19 Bethune-Cookman H W 75-60 Dec. 22 Tennessee Tech H W 81-76 Dec. 28 Stanford N W 90-72 Dec. 29 Texas A L 68-69 Jan. 5 Georgia Southern A W 71-60 Jan. 7 Fredonia State H W 74-47 Jan. 10 Samford A L 69-76 Jan. 12 Georgia State A W 93-82 Jan. 17 Hardin-Simmons H W 88-73 Jan. 19 Houston Baptist H L 57-58 Jan. 21 Stetson H L 53-61 Jan. 24 Centenary A W 73-58 Jan. 26 Ark.-Little Rock A W 74-66 Jan. 30 Florida A&M H W 83-72 Feb. 2 Georgia Southern H W 75-64 Feb. 7 Samford H W 92-80 Feb. 9 Georgia State H W 81-62 Feb. 14 Hardin-Simmons A L 67-70 Feb. 16 Houston Baptist A W 90-77 Feb. 21 Centenary H W 93-69


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72-79 87-100 74-70 (OT) 69-65 105-96 58-65

1985-86 (15-14, 6-8 A-Sun - 5th tie) Head Coach: Bill Bibb Nov. 23 Georgia College H W 74-61 Nov. 26 Florida Tech H W 78-65 Nov. 30 Stetson A L 72-75 Dec. 2 Central Florida A W 81-67 Dec. 6 UT-Chattanooga A W 61-59 Dec. 7 Georgia Southern N L 52-54 Dec. 10 Bethune-Cookman H W 53-52 Dec. 14 Alabama A L 49-92 Dec. 19 Augusta A L 55-57 (OT) Dec. 21 Tennessee Tech A L 55-66 Jan. 4 Georgia Southern H W 61-56 Jan. 9 Samford H L 73-74 (OT) Jan. 11 Georgia State H W 97-75 Jan. 16 Centenary A W 85-73 Jan. 18 Ark.-Little Rock A L 76-91 Jan. 23 Hardin-Simmons H L 47-68 Jan. 25 Houston Baptist H L 55-61 Jan. 28 Stetson H W 67-53 Feb. 1 Georgia Southern A W 62-55 Feb. 6 Samford A L 64-74 Feb. 8 Georgia State A W 70-66 Feb. 13 Centenary H W 73-72 Feb. 15 Ark.-Little Rock H L 56-57 Feb. 17 Augusta H W 76-45 Feb. 20 Hardin-Simmons A L 63-77 Feb. 22 Houston Baptist A L 77-87 Feb. 25 Central Florida H L 69-62 Mar. 1 ! Hardin-Simmons A W 70-61 Mar. 6 # Ark.-Little Rock A L 66-81 ! - A-Sun Tournament (Hardin-Simmons) # - A-Sun Tournament (Little Rock, Ark.) 1986-87 (12-16, 7-11 A-Sun - 6th tie) Head Coach: Bill Bibb Nov. 29 UNC-Greensboro H W 65-45 Dec. 1 Bethune-Cookman A W 84-73 Dec. 5 Western Kentucky A L 67-98 Dec. 6 Murray State N W 51-50 Dec. 10 Augusta A L 61-67 Dec. 13 Bethune-Cookman H W 71-56 Dec. 15 Florida Tech H W 76-68 Dec. 18 Georgia State H W 78-71 Jan. 3 Stetson H L 56-57 Jan. 5 Georgia Southern H L 54-55 Jan. 8 Centenary H W 85-78 Jan. 10 Houston Baptist H W 60-57 (OT) Jan. 15 Samford A W 68-61 Jan. 17 Ark.-Little Rock A L 71-90 Jan. 22 Hardin-Simmons H L 105-107 (2OT) Jan. 24 UT-San Antonio H W 88-77 Jan. 26 Augusta H L 56-59 Jan. 31 Georgia State A L 60-64 Feb. 2 South Florida A L 53-70 Feb. 4 Stetson A L 65-71

Feb. 7 Georgia Southern A L Feb. 12 Centenary A L Feb. 14 Houston Baptist A L Feb. 19 Samford H W Feb. 21 Ark.-Little Rock H L Feb. 26 Hardin-Simmons A W Feb. 28 UT-San Antonio A L Mar. 5 ! Stetson N L ! - A-Sun Tournament (Pine Bluff, Ark.)

64-69 70-74 70-89 89-67 63-65 75-73 71-84 68-75

1987-88 (15-14, 8-10 A-Sun - 5th tie) Head Coach: Bill Bibb Dec. 1 Fort Valley State H W 110-64 Dec. 5 Clemson A L 68-103 Dec. 9 Augusta H W 71-68 Dec. 12 Mississippi State A L 50-66 Dec. 16 Auburn A L 48-80 Dec. 19 Florida Tech H W 80-78 Dec. 21 Augusta A W 71-64 Dec. 28 Long Island N W 85-71 Dec. 29 Central Connecticut A W 76-68 Jan. 2 Georgia State H W 84-75 Jan. 7 Stetson A L 67-79 Jan. 9 Georgia Southern A L 58-70 Jan. 14 Centenary H W 75-73 Jan. 16 Houston Baptist H W 75-58 Jan. 21 Samford A L 70-73 Jan. 23 Ark.-Little Rock A W 77-59 Jan. 28 Hardin-Simmons H L 75-77 Jan. 30 UT-San Antonio H W 78-77 Feb. 6 Georgia State A W 80-78 Feb. 11 Stetson H W 86-74 Feb. 13 Georgia Southern H W 63-60 Feb. 18 Centenary A L 83-90 Feb. 20 Houston Baptist A L 57-69 Feb. 27 Ark.-Little Rock H L 78-84 Feb. 29 Samford H W 68-64 Mar. 3 Hardin-Simmons A L 78-80 Mar. 5 UT-San Antonio A L 85-108 Mar. 10 ! Hardin-Simmons N W 57-52 Mar. 11 ! Georgia Southern N L 52-60 ! - A-Sun Tournament (Daytona Beach, Fla.) 1988-89 (14-14, 9-9 A-Sun - 4th tie) Head Coach: Bill Bibb Nov. 30 Fort Valley State H W 97-56 Dec. 3 Auburn A L 66-87 Dec. 7 Augusta H W 87-80 Dec. 10 Mississippi State N L 63-74 Dec. 13 Shorter H W 80-47 Dec. 17 Georgia State H W 90-89 (OT) Dec. 19 Augusta A W 81-70 Dec. 28 Georgetown N L 55-80 Dec. 29 Rider N L 73-75 Jan. 5 Stetson A L 64-81 Jan. 7 Georgia Southern A L 78-81 Jan. 12 Hardin-Simmons H L 43-46 Jan. 14 UT-San Antonio H W 77-72 Jan. 19 Centenary A L 65-74 Jan. 21 Houston Baptist A L 72-87 Jan. 26 Samford H W 69-68 Jan. 28 Ark.-Little Rock H L 82-103 Jan. 31 Georgia Southern H L 61-66 Feb. 6 Stetson H W 83-76 Feb. 9 UT-San Antonio A L 78-80 Feb. 11 Hardin-Simmons A W 79-77 (OT)

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Feb. 16 Houston Baptist H W Feb. 18 Centenary H W Feb. 23 #19 Ark.-Little Rock A W Feb. 25 Samford A W Feb. 28 Armstrong State H W Mar. 4 Georgia State A L Mar. 7 ! Centenary N L ! - A-Sun Tournament (Little Rock, Ark.)

80-73 102-92 (2OT) 75-72 57-55 61-54 76-94 74-76

1989-90 (7-20, 2-14 A-Sun - 9th) Head Coach: Brad Siegfried Nov. 24 Va. Commonwealth A L Nov. 28 Covenant H W Dec. 1 Baylor A L Dec. 2 U.S. International N W Dec. 4 UNC-Asheville H L Dec. 8 Drake A L Dec. 9 Long Island N W Dec. 11 Georgia A L Dec. 13 Augusta H W Dec. 16 Centenary A L Jan. 6 Georgia State H W Jan. 11 Hardin-Simmons H L Jan. 13 UT-San Antonio H L Jan. 18 Ark.-Little Rock A L Jan. 20 Samford A L Jan. 25 Georgia Southern H L Jan. 27 Stetson H L Jan. 31 Georgia State H W Feb. 3 Miami A L Feb. 8 UT-San Antonio A L Feb. 10 Hardin-Simmons A L Feb. 15 Samford H L Feb. 17 Ark.-Little Rock H L Feb. 22 Stetson A L Feb. 24 Georgia Southern A L Feb. 28 LaGrange H W Mar. 3 Centenary H L

60-79 87-71 58-100 55-53 59-74 48-85 70-69 57-85 64-58 56-87 65-53 53-56 52-71 48-65 57-64 50-71 58-68 77-67 47-53 71-87 65-69 51-57 70-82 70-78 79-84 (OT) 94-74 91-99

1990-91 (2-25, 1-13 A-Sun - 8th) Head Coach: Brad Siegfried Nov. 28 Furman H L Nov. 30 Marshall A L Dec. 1 Texas A&M N L Dec. 3 UNC-Asheville A L Dec. 6 Central Florida A L Dec. 8 Georgia H L Dec. 10 Ohio H L Dec. 13 Memphis A L Dec. 17 UT-Chattanooga A L Dec. 31 Augusta A L Jan. 2 South Carolina A L Jan. 5 Butler H W Jan. 10 Samford A L Jan. 12 Ark.-Little Rock A L Jan. 19 Georgia Southern H L Jan. 21 Stetson H L Jan. 26 Georgia State A L Jan. 31 Centenary A L Feb. 2 UT-San Antonio A L Feb. 7 Samford H W Feb. 9 Ark.-Little Rock H L Feb. 14 Stetson A L Feb. 16 Georgia Southern A L Feb. 25 Georgia State H L Feb. 28 Centenary H L

83-100 64-92 65-72 72-84 74-111 50-117 69-74 48-99 69-88 51-75 67-103 72-66 67-72 60-96 66-71 54-83 61-98 51-58 68-87 61-55 40-54 55-68 64-78 50-55 79-91


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63-91 55-77

1991-92 (11-18, 7-9 A-Sun - 5th tie) Head Coach: Bill Hodges Nov. 26 Georgia A L 64-84 Nov. 30 Furman A L 74-85 Dec. 3 North Georgia H W 98-62 Dec. 6 Colorado A L 61-78 Dec. 7 Long Island N W 103-71 ec. 9 Butler A L 73-96 Dec. 14 UT-Chattanooga H W 73-69 Dec. 19 Georgia State H L 78-79(OT) Dec. 21 Tulane A L 56-82 Dec. 28 Georgia Tech A L 67-97 Jan. 2 St. Bonaventure H L 63-73 Jan. 9 Georgia State A L 70-80 Jan. 11 Samford A L 55-73 Jan. 16 SE Louisiana H W 81-65 Jan. 18 Centenary H W 80-66 Jan. 20 Florida State A L 64-78 Jan. 25 Georgia Southern H L 75-90 Jan. 30 Florida Int’l A W 81-58 Feb. 1 Stetson A L 78-87 Feb. 8 Samford H L 54-56 Feb. 10 South Carolina H W 61-59 Feb. 13 SE Louisiana A W 83-73 Feb. 15 Centenary A L 75-77 Feb. 19 UNC-Asheville H L 66-71 Feb. 22 Georgia Southern A L 74-81 Feb. 27 Florida Int’l H W 76-66 Feb. 29 Stetson H W 79-66 Mar. 5 ! Fla. International N W 98-72 Mar. 6 ! Georgia State A L 68-75 ! - A-Sun Tournament (Atlanta, Ga.) 1992-93 (13-14, 7-5 A-Sun - 2nd tie) Head Coach: Bill Hodges Dec. 1 Brewton-Parker H W 82-60 Dec. 5 LSU A L 48-82 Dec. 7 Valdosta State H W 88-80 Dec. 12 Fort Valley State H W 98-66 Dec. 14 Central Florida A W 81-78 Dec. 18 Iowa State A L 46-87 Dec. 20 Illinois A L 58-77 Dec. 30 Clemson A L 69-87 Jan. 2 South Carolina A L 66-68 Jan. 4 Tulane H L 52-70 Jan. 7 Georgia State H W 77-69 Jan. 9 Samford H W 81-68 Jan. 11 Charleston H L 55-56 Jan. 14 SE Louisiana A W 73-58 Jan. 16 Centenary A L 82-89 Jan. 23 Georgia A L 79-88 Jan. 28 Florida Int’l H W 64-61 Jan. 30 Stetson H W 75-70 Feb. 4 Georgia State A L 57-58 Feb. 6 Samford A L 71-89 Feb. 11 SE Louisiana H W 98-77 Feb. 13 Centenary H W 93-82 Feb. 15 Central Florida H W 93-84 Feb. 18 UNC-Asheville A W 74-69 Feb. 20 Charleston A L 61-62 Feb. 25 Florida Int’l A L 65-67 Feb. 27 Stetson A L 87-94

1993-94 (5-24, 3-14 A-Sun - 9th) Head Coach: Bill Hodges Nov. 27 St. Louis A L Nov. 30 North Georgia H W Dec. 4 Shorter H W Dec. 6 Tulane A L Dec. 11 Georgia Tech A L Dec. 17 Hawaii A L Dec. 18 Texas State N L Dec. 28 Tennessee A L Dec. 30 Missouri A L Jan. 3 Georgia State H L Jan. 8 Charleston H W Jan. 10 Clemson H L Jan. 13 Stetson A L Jan. 15 Central Florida A W Jan. 20 SE Louisiana H L Jan. 22 Centenary H L Jan. 27 Samford A L Jan. 29 Florida Int’l A L Feb. 5 Charleston A L Feb. 10 Central Florida H L Feb. 12 Stetson H L Feb. 14 Alabama A L Feb. 17 Centenary A L Feb. 19 SE Louisiana A L Feb. 21 Butler H L Feb. 24 Samford H W Feb. 26 Florida Int’l H L Feb. 28 Georgia State A L Mar. 5 ! Central Florida A L ! - A-Sun Tournament (Orlando, Fla.) 1994-95 (15-14, 8-8 A-Sun - 4th) Head Coach: Bill Hodges Nov. 28 St. Leo H W Dec. 3 Georgia H L Dec. 5 Clemson A L Dec. 10 Indiana State A W Dec. 12 Butler A W Dec. 17 Missouri A L Dec. 19 Illinois A L Dec. 28 North Georgia H W Jan. 7 Charleston A W Jan. 9 Campbell A W Jan. 12 Centenary H W Jan. 14 SE Louisiana H L Jan. 19 Central Florida A W Jan. 21 Florida Int’l A W Jan. 26 Charleston H L Jan. 28 Georgia State H L Jan. 30 Samford H L Feb. 2 Florida Atlantic A L Feb. 4 Stetson A W Feb. 9 SE Louisiana A L Feb. 11 Stetson H L Feb. 13 Florida Atlantic H W Feb. 16 Georgia State A L Feb. 18 Samford A W Feb. 23 Florida Int’l H W Feb. 25 Central Florida H L Mar. 2 ! Centenary N W Mar. 3 ! Georgia State N W Mar. 4 ! Fla. International N L ! - A-Sun Tournament (Orlando, Fla.)

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52-86 73-72 76-60 52-85 69-86 67-92 51-69 45-67 50-78 60-70 74-64 71-88 63-67 67-58 59-67 81-90 81-86(OT) 55-69 51-82 79-85 71-80 63-88 73-89 56-78 61-81 77-64 71-90 67-75 68-90

86-80 71-81 51-70 81-74 74-59 73-74 66-90 91-73 69-64 77-57 107-101 78-102 82-79 (OT) 86-76 (OT) 70-73 71-88 73-77 66-69 87-82 78-87 79-92 95-58 66-84 94-90 73-70 90-92 90-88 81-71 57-68

1995-96 (15-14, 7-9 A-Sun - 4th west) Head Coach: Bill Hodges Nov. 24 Western Carolina N W 87-83 Nov. 25 New Mexico A L 72-107 Nov. 29 North Georgia H W 97-78 Dec. 2 Wofford H W 76-58 Dec. 6 Wofford A W 68-56 Dec. 13 Augusta H W 91-67 Dec. 16 Alabama A L 73-100 Dec. 19 Indiana State H W 71-64 Dec. 21 Georgia A L 68-95 Dec. 31 Minnesota A L 56-92 Jan. 4 Charleston A L 65-98 Jan. 6 Campbell A L 57-60 Jan. 11 Florida Atlantic H L 59-67 Jan. 13 Florida Int’l H L 59-67 Jan. 18 UCF A W 67-65 Jan. 20 Stetson H W 77-67 Jan. 25 Jacksonville State A W 99-95 Jan. 27 Samford A W 63-58 Feb. 1 Centenary H W 89-66 Feb. 3 SE Louisiana H L 62-78 Feb. 5 Georgia State A W 96-90 (OT) Feb. 8 Centenary A L 77-87 Feb. 10 SE Louisiana A L 88-94 Feb. 17 Georgia State H L 66-74 Feb. 22 Samford H L 71-78 Feb. 24 Jacksonville State H W 78-69 Feb. 29 ! Centenary N W 72-61 Mar. 1 ! Fla. International N W 101-76 Mar. 2 ! Central Florida N L 77-86 ! - A-Sun Tournament (DeLand, Fla.) 1996-97 (3-23, 1-15 A-Sun - 6th west) Head Coach: Bill Hodges Nov. 23 Brewton-Parker H L 60-76 Dec. 2 North Georgia H W 93-90 (OT) Dec. 6 Long Beach State N L 45-76 Dec. 7 Cornell N L 39-67 Dec. 14 Georgia Southern A L 58-73 Dec. 17 Western Carolina H L 84-93 Dec. 19 Missouri A L 63-90 Dec. 31 Minnesota A L 53-94 Jan. 2 Charleston H L 64-88 Jan. 4 Campbell H L 56-88 Jan. 9 Florida Atlantic A L 64-81 Jan. 11 Florida Int’l A L 69-78 Jan. 16 UCF H L 60-77 Jan. 18 Stetson A L 67-75 Jan. 23 Jacksonville State H L 61-69 Jan. 25 Samford H L 72-75 (OT) Jan. 30 Centenary A L 61-95 Feb. 1 SE Louisiana A L 58-74 Feb. 3 Georgia State H L 72-80 Feb. 6 Centenary H W 77-69 Feb. 8 SE Louisiana H L 71-84 Feb. 10 Wofford H W 77-75 Feb. 15 Wofford A L 72-97 Feb. 18 Georgia State A L 57-82 Feb. 20 Samford A L 76-96 Feb. 22 Jacksonville State A L 44-78


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SEASON-BY-SEASON RESULTS 1997-98 (5-21, 2-14 A-Sun - 6th west) Head Coach: Mark Slonaker Nov. 13 Piedmont H W 91-67 Nov. 17 Winthrop H W 86-75 Nov. 20 Georgia A L 58-78 Nov. 24 Furman H L 65-76 Nov. 29 Kansas State A L 60-89 Dec. 1 North Georgia H W 82-76 Dec. 3 Coastal Carolina A L 63-68 Dec. 7 Western Carolina A L 65-71 Dec. 9 Georgia Southern H L 71-72 Dec. 21 Duke A L 64-126 Jan. 3 Central Florida H L 72-82 Jan. 5 Stetson H L 64-76 Jan. 7 Florida Atlantic H L 55-56 Jan. 10 Florida Int’l A L 68-83 Jan. 15 Centenary A L 59-82 Jan. 17 Troy State A L 67-71 Jan. 22 Samford H W 70-53 Jan. 24 Jacksonville State H W 97-82 Jan. 31 Charleston A L 47-67 Feb. 2 Campbell A L 59-63 Feb. 7 Georgia State A L 70-84 Feb. 12 Troy State H L 74-75 Feb. 14 Centenary H L 64-77 Feb. 17 Georgia State H L 57-73 Feb. 19 Jacksonville State A L 80-86 Feb. 21 Samford A L 59-81 1998-99 (8-18, 5-11 A-Sun - 9th) Head Coach: Mark Slonaker Nov. 13 Georgia A L Nov. 16 Winthrop A L Nov. 19 Kentucky A L Nov. 21 Wake Forest A L Nov. 28 Coastal Carolina H W Dec. 5 Covenant H W Dec. 9 Furman A L Dec. 19 UNC-Asheville H W Dec. 29 Wichita State A L Dec. 30 Miss. Valley State N L Jan. 2 Jacksonville State A W Jan. 4 Samford H L Jan. 7 Jacksonville State H W Jan. 9 Samford A L Jan. 14 Troy State A W Jan. 16 Campbell H L Jan. 19 Georgia State H L Jan. 23 Stetson A L Jan. 25 Jacksonville A L Feb. 1 Centenary H L Feb. 4 Central Florida A L Feb. 6 Florida Atlantic A W Feb. 13 Jacksonville H L Feb. 15 Stetson H L Feb. 18 Troy State H W Feb. 20 Georgia State A L

61-96 63-96 51-82 66-81 77-73 71-62 67-68 64-59 43-83 63-71 80-73 (OT) 59-72 66-63 58-80 81-65 56-59 76-86 67-85 44-71 52-55 64-69 92-83 61-65 43-60 90-89 44-74

1999-2000 (12-21, 7-11 A-Sun - 8th) Head Coach: Mark Slonaker Nov. 19 Georgia Tech A L 79-91 Nov. 22 Toccoa Falls H W 108-67 Nov. 26 Arkansas N L 54-71 Nov. 27 Hawaii-Hilo A W 68-64 Nov. 28 Rhode Island N L 59-65 Dec. 4 Florida Atlantic A W 92-73 Dec. 6 Stetson H L 74-77

Dec. 8 Georgia Southern A L Dec. 18 Arkansas A L Dec. 21 Western Carolina H L Dec. 23 Georgia A L Dec. 28 Utah State A L Dec. 29 Idaho State N L Jan. 2 UNC-Asheville A W Jan. 5 Central Florida A L Jan. 8 Troy State A L Jan. 13 Jacksonville State H L Jan. 15 Samford H L Jan. 20 Campbell A W Jan. 22 Georgia State A L Jan. 25 Jacksonville H W Jan. 29 Campbell H L Jan. 31 Georgia State H L Feb. 3 Jacksonville A L Feb. 5 Stetson A W Feb. 10 UCF H W Feb. 12 Florida Atlantic H W Feb. 19 Troy State H W Feb. 24 Samford A L Feb. 26 Jacksonville State A L Mar. 3 ! Jacksonville N W Mar. 4 ! Troy State N W Mar. 5 ! UCF N L ! - A-Sun Tournament (Jacksonville, Fla.)

68-73 60-85 78-85 54-88 55-74 73-80 82-73 77-93 66-69 65-69 51-63 76-74 51-66 72-70 (2OT) 50-53 53-68 65-68 (OT) 86-74 67-65 58-57 69-68 57-61 79-80 (OT) 55-48 79-75 79-84

2000-01 (13-15, 10-8 A-Sun - 6th) Head Coach: Mark Slonaker Nov. 20 Auburn A W 92-88 Nov. 25 UNC-Asheville H L 60-76 Nov. 29 South Carolina A L 57-71 Dec. 2 Central Florida H W 69-68 Dec. 4 Stetson A W 80-76 (OT) Dec. 6 Savannah State H W 101-66 Dec. 9 Georgia Southern H L 77-92 Dec. 12 Western Carolina A W 66-63 Dec. 20 Arizona State A L 42-59 Dec. 23 New Mexico A L 62-69 Dec. 30 Harvard H L 51-65 Jan. 4 Florida Atlantic H L 77-78 Jan. 6 Troy State A L 72-83 Jan. 11 Samford A W 67-58 (OT) Jan. 13 Jacksonville State A L 64-71 Jan. 18 Georgia State H L 81-87 Jan. 20 Campbell H W 78-60 Jan. 22 Jacksonville A L 69-72 Jan. 27 Georgia State A L 77-86 Jan. 29 Campbell H W 66-62 Feb. 1 Stetson H W 81-72 Feb. 3 Jacksonville H L 55-68 Feb. 8 Florida Atlantic A W 70-69 Feb. 10 Central Florida A W 82-74 Feb. 17 Troy State H L 56-61 Feb. 22 Jacksonville State H W 70-60 Feb. 24 Samford H W 72-60 Mar. 1 ! Stetson N L 67-71 ! - A-Sun Tournament (Atlanta, Ga.) 2001-02 (6-23, 4-16 A-Sun - 12th) Head Coach: Mark Slonaker Nov. 16 Howard N L 68-76 (OT) Nov. 17 Minnesota A L 59-80 Nov. 23 Hawaii N L 72-89 Nov. 24 S.C. State N W 72-61 Nov. 25 LSU N L 54-84

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2002-03 (23-6, 14-2 A-Sun - 1st south) Atlantic Sun Conference Champions Head Coach: Mark Slonaker Nov. 23 Elon A W 79-67 Nov. 27 Florida State A L 47-83 Nov. 29 Iowa State A L 61-90 Dec. 2 Reinhardt H W 85-62 Dec. 5 Georgia Southern H W 80-72 Dec. 10 Morris Brown A W 89-67 Dec. 19 Harvard A L 76-84 Jan. 2 Savannah State A W 84-66 Jan. 4 Stetson A W 86-72 Jan. 6 Jacksonville A W 71-68 Jan. 11 Florida Atlantic H W 86-79 Jan. 13 Central Florida H W 85-63 Jan. 17 Troy State A L 61-89 Jan. 20 UNC-Asheville A W 86-62 Jan. 23 Samford A W 74-68 Jan. 27 Belmont H L 67-69 Jan. 30 Campbell A W 77-62 Feb. 1 Gardner-Webb A W 76-64 Feb. 6 Jacksonville State H W 84-78 Feb. 8 Georgia State H W 88-80 Feb. 13 Morris Brown H W 90-83 Feb. 15 Troy State H W 83-80 Feb. 17 Savannah State H W 97-72 Feb. 20 Florida Atlantic A W 87-72 Feb. 22 Central Florida A W 69-66 Feb. 27 Jacksonville H W 73-63 Mar. 1 Stetson H W 101-84 Mar. 6 ! Jacksonville N W 73-57 Mar. 7 ! Central Florida N L 59-79 ! - A-Sun Tournament (Atlanta, Ga.) 2003-04 (12-18, 9-11 A-Sun - 6th) Head Coach: Mark Slonaker Nov. 15 Ohio N W 67-64 Nov. 16 Xavier A L 58-72 Nov. 17 Illinois-Chicago N L 64-75 Nov. 26 #12 Illinois A L 61-93 Nov. 28 Iowa State A L 64-87 Dec. 1 Georgia Southern A L 78-88


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Dec. 4 Lipscomb H W 88-80 Dec. 6 Belmont H W 72-70 Dec. 9 Fort Valley State H W 94-77 Dec. 17 Elon H W 80-63 Dec. 27 Alabama A L 44-101 Jan. 3 Florida Atlantic A L 72-90 Jan. 5 UCF A L 56-60 Jan. 8 Gardner-Webb H W 72-56 Jan. 10 Campbell H W 92-86 Jan. 16 Georgia State A L 66-79 Jan. 19 Troy State H L 66-82 Jan. 22 Stetson A L 68-77 Jan. 24 Jacksonville A L 83-88 (OT) Jan. 27 Georgia State H W 73-55 Jan. 30 Stetson H W 76-62 Feb. 1 Jacksonville H W 75-62 Feb. 8 Troy State A L 77-81 Feb. 12 Campbell A L 66-69 Feb. 14 Gardner-Webb A L 77-85 Feb. 19 UCF H L 58-83 Feb. 21 Florida Atlantic H W 85-79 Feb. 26 Belmont A L 70-81 Feb. 28 Lipscomb A W 88-77 Mar. 4 ! Belmont A L 63-71 ! - A-Sun Championship (Nashville, Tenn.)

Dec. 30 Maine # N L 64-72 Jan. 2 Jacksonville H W 90-81 Jan. 4 North Florida H W 77-71 Jan. 7 Florida Atlantic A L 80-91 Jan. 11 Belmont A L 60-96 Jan. 14 Lipscomb A L 66-83 Jan. 19 Kennesaw State H L 57-63 Jan. 21 East Tennessee St H L 81-104 Jan. 24 Stetson A W 82-81 (OT) Jan. 28 Kennesaw State A W 77-70 Jan. 30 East Tennessee St A L 81-84 Feb. 2 Belmont H L 72-78 Feb. 4 Lipscomb H L 66-83 Feb. 7 Florida Atlantic H W 74-73 Feb. 10 Stetson H L 72-73 Feb. 13 Savannah State A W 77-60 Feb. 17 Jacksonville A W 93-90 (OT) Feb. 19 North Florida A W 77-71 Feb. 23 Gardner-Webb H L 67-77 Feb. 25 Campbell H L 69-71 Mar. 3 ! Lipscomb N L 62-78 # - Dr Pepper Classic at UT-Chattanooga ! - A-Sun Championship (Johnson City, Tenn.)

2004-05 (16-12, 11-9 A-Sun - 4th tie) Head Coach: Mark Slonaker Nov. 20 Albany State H W 74-60 Nov. 23 Maryland A L 67-93 Nov. 29 Georgia Southern H W 103-94(2OT) Dec. 2 Stetson A W 89-76 Dec. 4 Jacksonville A W 71-67 Dec. 7 Ft. Valley State H W 89-66 Dec. 22 Ohio State A L 77-102 Dec. 30 Savannah State A W 98-81 Jan. 3 Florida Atlantic H L 101-104(3OT) Jan. 5 UCF H W 80-71 Jan. 8 Belmont A L 73-74 Jan. 10 Lipscomb A W 82-73 Jan. 13 Campbell H W 90-72 Jan. 15 Gardner-Webb H W 74-69 Jan. 21 Troy A L 70-97 Jan. 23 Georgia State A L 61-72 Jan. 28 Georgia State H L 60-65 Jan. 31 Troy H W 105-101 Feb. 3 Campbell A W 83-77 Feb. 5 Gardner-Webb A L 72-81 Feb. 8 Savannah State H W 94-62 Feb. 11 Lipscomb H L 64-69 Feb. 13 Belmont H L 63-65 Feb. 17 UCF A L 65-79 Feb. 19 Florida Atlantic A W 107-88 Feb. 25 Stetson H W 74-73 Feb. 27 Jacksonville H W 88-61 Mar. 3 ! UCF N L 68-81 ! - A-Sun Championship (Nashville, Tenn.)

2006-07 (13-17, 8-10 A-Sun - 6th) Head Coach: Mark Slonaker Nov. 12 #9 Wisconsin A L 48-72 Nov. 14 Savannah State A L 61-71 Nov. 18 Emory H W 89-71 Nov. 27 Georgia Southern H L 59-61 Nov. 30 East Tennesse St. H L 70-76 Dec. 2 Kennesaw State H W 84-77 (OT) Dec. 4 Charleston Southern H W 78-59 Dec. 7 Ft. Valley State H W 79-74 Dec. 9 VMI A W 105-103 Dec. 21 Oregon State A L 62-93 Dec. 23 #21 Oregon A L 64-84 Dec. 30 Furman A L 69-83 Jan. 2 Stetson H W 84-63 Jan. 7 Belmont A L 47-72 Jan. 9 Lipscomb A L 68-89 Jan. 13 Campbell H W 94-93 Jan. 15 Gardner-Webb H W 85-74 Jan. 18 Jacksonville A L 77-87 Jan. 20 North Florida A W 77-58 Jan. 24 Savannah State H W 68-64 Jan. 26 Stetson A W 78-66 Feb. 1 Lipscomb H L 50-62 Feb. 3 Belmont H L 77-84 Feb. 8 Gardner-Webb A L 68-69 Feb. 10 Campbell A W 81-80 Feb. 16 Jacksonville H L 97-101 (OT) Feb. 18 North Florida H W 69-59 Feb. 22 Kennesaw State A L 51-87 Feb. 24 East Tennessee St. A L 89-112 Mar. 1 ! Lipscomb N L 49-85 ! - A-Sun Championship (Johnson City, Tenn.)

2005-06 (9-19, 7-13 A-Sun - 9th) Head Coach: Mark Slonaker Nov. 22 Georgia Southern A L Dec. 1 Savannah State H W Dec. 3 Campbell A L Dec. 5 Gardner-Webb A L Dec. 18 Oklahoma State A L Dec. 22 Colorado A L Dec. 29 Howard # N L

2007-08 (11-19, 6-10 A-Sun - 8th tie) Head Coach: Mark Slonaker Nov. 10 # 18 Southern Cal. A W 96-81 Nov. 13 Alabama H L 83-90 Nov. 16 Harvard A L 73-91 Nov. 18 Boston College A L 73-56 Nov. 24 Loyola Marymount H L 92-97 (OT) Nov. 26 Georgia Southern A L 69-80 Dec. 3 Charleston Southern A W 93-92

79-98 88-63 80-86 58-67 (OT) 61-97 74-117 74-78

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Dec. 5 Furman H W 75-59 Dec. 8 Sewanee H W 76-62 Dec. 19 Auburn A L 59-68 Dec. 29 #Coll. of Charleston A L 74-84 Dec. 30 #South Carolina St. N W 76-73 Jan. 2 VMI H L 99-102 Jan. 5 Kennesaw State A W 77-75 (OT) Jan. 10 UNF H W 89-68 Jan. 12 Jacksonville H L 70-72 Jan. 17 Florida Gulf Coast A W 99-77 Jan. 19 Stetson A L 74-76 Jan. 24 Lipscomb H W 84-82 Jan. 26 Belmon H L 82-93 Feb. 1 ETSU A L 79-85 Feb. 3 USC Upstate A L 49-75 Feb. 7 Gardner-Webb A L 71-84 Feb. 9 Campbell H W 75-70 Feb. 14 Florida Gulf Coast H W 76-74 (OT) Feb. 16 Stetson H L 73-75 Feb. 21 Jacksonville A L 87-96 (OT) Feb. 23 UNF A L 61-70 Feb. 29 Kennesaw State H L 61-65 Mar. 5 ! Jacksonville N L 57-65 # - Jim ‘N Nick’s Cougar Classic at CofC ! - A-Sun Championship (Nashville, Tenn.) 2008-2009 (17-15, 11-9 A-Sun - 5th tie) Head Coach: Bob Hoffman Nov. 14 Piedmont H W 89-63 Nov. 16 Alabama A W 72-69 Nov. 19 Auburn A W 78-74 Nov. 22 Ga. Tech H L 76-82 (OT) Nov. 25 Dayton A L 53-71 Nov. 28 %Texas Southern N W 71-68 Nov. 29 %Chicago State N W 88-77 Dec. 2 USC Upstate H W 74-64 Dec. 5 ETSU H L 61-81 Dec. 17 Oklahoma State A L 74-104 Dec. 20 UCLA A L 56-79 Dec. 22 Loyola Marymount A W 75-52 Dec. 31 Iowa State A L 49-67 Jan. 3 Campbell A L 59-80 Jan. 11 UNF A W 75-62 Jan. 16 FGCU H W 88-63 Jan. 18 Stetson H W 101-98 (OT) Jan. 24 Lipscomb A L 68-84 Jan. 26 Belmont A L 82-86 (OT) Jan. 29 Kennesaw State H W 88-75 Feb. 2 Campbell H L 73-92 Feb. 5 Kennesaw State A W 75-56 Feb. 7 Jacksonville H W 72-71 Feb. 9 UNF H W 74-55 Feb. 14 FGCU A W 82-75 Feb. 16 Stetson A W 88-80 (OT) Feb. 20 Lipscomb H L 67-88 Feb. 22 Belmont H W 89-83 Feb. 26 USC Upstate A L 90-93 (OT) Feb. 28 ETSU A L 81-103 Mar. 5 !Belmont A L 64-65 %-Sears Centre at Hoffman Estates, Ill. ! - A-Sun Championship (Nashville, Tenn.)


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SEASON-BY-SEASON RESULTS 2009-2010 (16-17, 10-10 A-Sun - 6th) Head Coach: Bob Hoffman Nov. 13 #Bucknell N W 89-80 Nov. 14 #Bryant N W 80-56 Nov. 15 #Providence A L 77-79 Nov. 18 Fisk H W 110-45 Nov. 21 Florida St. H L 50-89 Nov. 27 Georgia Tech A L 74-85 Dec. 3 Lipscomb H L 89-98 Dec. 5 Belmont H L 90-94 (OT) Dec. 10 Piedmont H W 87-62 Dec. 21 Vanderbilt A L 59-99 Dec. 23 Alabama A L 71-90 Dec. 29 Charlotte A L 80-91 Jan. 2 Jacksonville A W 75-74 Jan. 4 North Florida A W 84-79 Jan. 7 Campbell H W 82-73 Jan. 9 East Tennessee St. H W 83-78 Jan. 14 USC Upstate A W 60-57 Jan. 22 Stetson A L 69-76 Jan. 24 Florida Gulf Coast A L 70-71 Jan. 27 Kennesaw State H L 69-71 Jan. 30 Stetson H W 91-57 Feb. 1 Florida Gulf Coast H W 78-72 Feb. 4 Kennesaw State A L 63-66 Feb. 8 USC Upstate H W 83-69

Feb. 12 Campbell A L 63-69 Feb. 14 East Tennessee St. A W 82-77 Feb. 18 North Florida H W 77-67 Feb. 20 Jacksonville H L 64-76 Feb. 25 Belmont A L 73-77 Feb. 27 Lipscomb A L 73-85 Mar. 4 !Belmont H W 87-81 Mar. 5 !Jacksonville H W 66-63 Mar. 6 !East Tennessee St. H L 66-72 # - World Vision Invitational, Providence, R.I. ! – A-Sun Championships (Macon, Ga.) 2010-2011 (15-18, 11-9 A-Sun - 5th) Head Coach: Bob Hoffman Nov. 12 Oglethorpe H W 67-44 Nov. 13 #UTEP A L 74-87 Nov. 20 Harvard H L 69-75 Nov. 23 Florida State A L 55-79 Nov. 26 %Western Carolina N W 71-66 Nov. 27 %William & Mary A L 52-57 Nov. 28 %Gardner-Webb N L 65-78 Dec. 2 Belmont A L 67-89 Dec. 4 Lipscomb A L 65-77 Dec. 10 Navy H W 73-68 Dec. 23 Georgia H L 53-56

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Dec. 30 Charlotte H L 63-64 Dec. 31 Georgia Tech A L 78-87 Jan. 3 East Tennessee St. H L 61-62 Jan. 5 USC Upstate H W 70-59 Jan. 10 Campbell A L 74-80 (OT) Jan. 14 Stetson A L 72-79 Jan. 16 Florida Gulf Coast A W 50-47 Jan. 20 Jacksonville H W 70-68 (OT) Jan. 22 North Florida H L 64-74 Jan. 25 Kennesaw State A W 78-70 Jan. 29 USC Upstate A W 65-53 Jan. 31 East Tennessee St. A L 75-83 Feb. 5 Campbell H W 63-45 Feb. 10 Stetson H W 72-62 (OT) Feb. 12 Florida Gulf Coast H W 74-61 Feb. 15 Kennesaw State H W 57-55 Feb. 18 North Florida A W 78-75 Feb. 20 Jacksonville A L 68-74 Feb. 24 Belmont H L 64-75 Feb. 26 Lipscomb H W 68-67 Mar. 3 !Lipscomb H W 73-63 Mar. 4 !Belmont H L 72-80 #-Legends Classic regional (El Paso, Texas) %-Legends Classic sub-regional (Williamsburg, Va.) ! - A-Sun Championships (Macon, Ga.)


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YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS Ye a r.. .................. Record.. ...................... . . . . . . Co a c h 1 9 0 2-03..................... 0-2............................. . . . . . . . . . . . N / A 1 9 0 3-04.................... N/A.. ............................ . . . . . . . . . . N / A 1 9 0 4-05.................... N/A.. ............................ . . . . . . . . . . N / A 1 9 0 5-06..................... 0-1............................. . . . . . . . . . . . N / A 1 9 0 6-07..................... 0-2............................. . . . . . . . . . . . N / A 1 9 0 7-08.................... N/A.. ............................ . . . . . . . . . . N / A 1 9 0 8-09..................... 1-6............................. C . C . M c Cl u re 1 9 0 9-10..................... 3-5........................... Ho m e s M a xo n 1 9 1 0-11..................... 8-5...................... C.C. “ D o c ” St ro u d 1 9 1 1-12.................... 14-4..................... C.C. “ D o c ” St ro u d 1 9 1 2-13..................... 5-6...................... C.C. “ D o c ” St ro u d 1 9 1 3-14..................... 4-9............................. . . . J. J. S c u l l y 1 9 1 4-15..................... 4-9............................. . . . J. J. S c u l l y 1 9 1 5-16.................... N/A.. ............................ . . . . . . . . . . N / A 1 9 1 6-17..................... 3-3........................... J. C . Cl e m e nt s 1 9 1 7-18..................... 4-4.........................Cha r l e s M o rg a n 1 9 1 8-19.................... N/A.. ............................ . . . . . . . . . . N / A 1 9 1 9-20..................... 4-5........................... J. C . Cl e m e nt s 1 9 2 0-21..................... 2-3............................. . . . . . . . . . . . N / A 1 9 2 1-22................. 17-7 &<. ......................... . . J o h n Co d y 1 9 2 2-23................... 16-10 ........................... . . J o h n Co d y 1 9 2 3-24.................. 22-6 &.. ......................... M . P. G i l l i a m 1 9 2 4-25.................... 14-6............................ M . P. G i l l i a m 1 9 2 5-26.................... 16-8........................... J o h n M . K i n g 1 9 2 6-27.................... 11-8.......................... B e r n i e M o o re 1 9 2 7-28.................... 13-3.......................... B e r n i e M o o re 1 9 2 8-29.................... 20-5............................ . . O s c a r Lo n g 1 9 2 9-30.................... 10-4............................ La ke R u s s e l l 1 9 3 0-31.................... 11-4........................ S m o ke y H a r p e r 1 9 3 1-32..................... 3-1............................. . . . . . . . . . . . N / A 1 9 3 2-33..................... 6-7............................. La ke R u s s e l l 1 9 3 3-34..................... 6-6............................. La ke R u s s e l l 1 9 3 4-35.................. 3-14-1.. ...................... J im my S l o c u m 1 9 3 5-36.................... 5-12......................... J im my S l o c u m 1 9 3 6-37..................... 4-6............................. La ke R u s s e l l 1 9 3 7-38.................... 10-4............................ La ke R u s s e l l 1 9 3 8-39.................... 5-10............................ La ke R u s s e l l 1 9 3 9-40.................... 6-13..................... J immy D a u g h e r t y 1 9 4 0-41..................... 5-1............................. . . . . . . . . . . . N / A 1 9 4 1-44............................................ D id not f i e l d a te a m 1 9 4 4-45.................... 16-9............................ . . . Cl i f f S n ow 1 9 4 5-46............................................ D id not f i e l d a te a m 1 9 4 6-47.................... 16-9........................... J a m e s Cowa n 1 9 4 7-48.................. 17-5 @. ........................ J a m e s Cowa n 1 9 4 8-49.................... 15-8........................... J a m e s Cowa n 1 9 4 9-50................. 19-7 ^@........................ J a m e s Cowa n 1 9 5 0-51.................. 16-9 %......................... J a m e s Cowa n 1 9 5 1-52................ 19-10 ^%......................... D a n Ny m i c z 1 9 5 2-53.................. 21-6 ^. .......................... D a n Ny m i c z 1 9 5 3-54................. 19-9 %?!........................ J a m e s Cowa n 1 9 5 4-55.................... 8-14........................... J a m e s Cowa n 1 9 5 5-56................... 10-12.......................... J a m e s Cowa n 1 9 5 6-57.................. 8-16 +. .... James Cowan/Ro b e r t Wi l d e r 1 9 5 7-58.................... 13-7.......................... Ro b e r t Wi l d e r 1 9 5 8-59.................... 9-13.......................... Ro b e r t Wi l d e r 1 9 5 9-60.................... 9-14.......................... Ro b e r t Wi l d e r 1 9 6 0-61.................... 7-16.......................... Ro b e r t Wi l d e r 1 9 6 1-62................... 12-12......................... Ro b e r t Wi l d e r 1 9 6 2-63................... 12-12......................... Ro b e r t Wi l d e r 1 9 6 3-64................... 10-14......................... Ro b e r t Wi l d e r 1 9 6 4-65................... 12-12......................... Ro b e r t Wi l d e r

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BY ORDER C.C. McClure........................................ 1908-09..................................... 1-6 Homes Maxon..................................... 1910-11..................................... 3-5 C.C. “Doc” Stroud................................. 1910-13................................. 27-15 J.J. Scully............................................. 1913-15................................... 8-18 J.C. Clements....................................... 1916-17..................................... 7-8 Charles Morgan................................... 1917-18..................................... 4-4 John Cody............................................ 1921-23................................. 23-19 M.P. Gilliam......................................... 1923-25................................. 36-12 John M. King....................................... 1925-26................................... 16-8 Bernie Moore...................................... 1926-28................................. 24-11 Oscar Long.......................................... 1928-29................................... 20-5 Lake Russell........................................ 1929-30................................. 41-37 Smokey Harper................................... 1930-31................................... 11-4 Jimmy Slocum..................................... 1934-36................................... 8-26 Jimmy Daugherty............................... 1939-40................................... 6-13 Cliff Snow............................................ 1944-45................................... 16-9 James Cowan...................................... 1946-51............................... 103-80 Dan Nymicz......................................... 1951-53................................. 40-16 Robert Wilder...................................... 1957-70............................. 147-168 Dwayne Morrison................................ 1970-73................................. 48-22 Joe Dan Gold....................................... 1973-74................................... 16-8 Bill Bibb.............................................. 1974-89............................. 222-194 Brad Siegfried..................................... 1989-91................................... 9-45 Bill Hodges.......................................... 1991-97............................... 62-107 Mark Slonaker................................... 1997-2008........................... 128-189 Bob Hoffman....................................... 2008-10................................. 48-50

Wins Rank Coach Wins 1........................................................... Bill Bibb................................................... 222 2....................................................... Robert Wilder............................................... 147 3.......................................................Mark Slonaker............................................... 128 4....................................................... James Cowan............................................... 103 5......................................................... Bill Hodges................................................... 62 6t.................................................... Bob Hoffman................................................ 48 6t.................................................. Dwayne Morrison.............................................. 48 8.........................................................Lake Russell.................................................. 41 9.........................................................Dan Nymicz................................................... 40 10.......................................................M.P. Gilliam................................................... 36

BY WINNING PERCENTAGE (min. 3 seasons) Rank Coach Pct. 1.................................................... Dwayne Morrison........................................... .686 2.....................................................C.C. “Doc” Stroud............................................ .643 3........................................................ C.C. McClure............................................... .571 4....................................................... James Cowan.............................................. .563 5........................................................... Bill Bibb.................................................. .534

Bill Bibb (1974-89) has the longest coaching tenure in Mercer basketball history with 15 seasons at the Bears’ helm. Bibb also tops the MU slate for coaching victories with 222, while ranking fifth in winning percentage (.534).

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A-A-A Shaddean Aaron.........................................2004-08 Mark Adamson............................................1997-99 Ross Alacqua ...............................................2002-07 Ray Allen .......................................................1957-58 Jackie Anderson .........................................1958-60 John Anderson ...........................................1964-65 Brad Arthur...................................................2001-02 Bobby Ash ....................................................1963-64 B-B-B Marvin Bailey ..............................................1968-72 Scott Bailey ..................................................1986-90 Talmadge Bailey .........................................1946-47 Clarence Baker.............................................2001-03 Ray Banks .....................................................1956-60 Bert Barnes....................................................2002-03 Dilmas Barnett ............................................1947-49 Don Baxter ...................................................1961-65 Mark Baynes ................................................1988-90 Robert Belloir ..............................................1966-69 Jeff Belmer ...................................................1993-95 Roy Bennett .................................................1974-75 Olaf Bergwall ...............................................1957-58 Don Bethel ...................................................1974-75 Brad Bibb ......................................................1978-81 Hoyt Biggers ................................................1946-47 John Binns ....................................................1954-56 Harold Bivins ...............................................1948-50 Stanley Black ...............................................1977-79 Chad Boggan ..............................................1989-93 Tony Bolds ....................................................1981-84 Bruce Boler ...................................................1969-70 Ryan Boles.....................................................2000-01 Roger Bolton ...............................................1954-57 Toof Boone ...................................................1954-55 Adam Bowling ................................1990-92,93-95 Monnie Brabham .......................................1969-73 Victor Bristol ................................................1994-96 Kevin Brooks ................................................1993-94 Andre Brown ...............................................1973-76 Andrew Brown.............................................2003-06 Bob E. Brown ...............................................1952-53 Earnest Brown..............................................1998-00 Kenny Brown ...............................................1990-93 Leroy Brown ................................................1996-97 Monty Brown...............................................2010-11 Duke Bryan ..................................................1951-52 Bob Burks .....................................................1949-51 Darryl Burton ..............................................1981-83 C-C-C Bob Caldwell ...............................................1949-50 Everett Callaway ........................................1985-87 Kevin Canevari.............................................2010-11 Lance Carter ................................................1995-96 Norman Carter ............................................1957-59 Glenn Cassell ...............................................1949-52 Justin Cecil....................................................2010-11 Eric Chambers .............................................1983-85 Maynard Chambers ..................................1955-56 Walter Chandler .........................................1966-67 Jim Chapman ..............................................1962-63 Richard Childs .............................................1964-67 John Chvatal.................................................2000-02 Lamar Clements .........................................1947-51 Pete Clements .............................................1955-56 Butch Clifton ...............................................1959-63 Phil Cochran ................................................1972-76 Tom Colquitt ...............................................1949-51 Damitrius Coleman ...................................2004-05 Willie Cooper ...............................................1973-75 BeJay Corley ................................................2006-10 Chip Coulter ................................................1973-75 Daniel Coursey............................................2010-11 Glenn Cowart ..............................................1965-66

Lamont Craft ...............................................1956-57 Ahmad Crawford........................................2001-02 Quincy Crawford ........................................1947-49 Eddie Creech ...............................................1969-73 W.P. (Bud) Culbreth ...................................1955-56 Frank Cunningham ...................................1963-64 Tracey Curtis ................................................1977-78 Keith Czapla .................................................1983-85 D-D-D W.D. Dooly ....................................................1947-48 Kenny Daugherty ......................................1976-80 Alec Davis .....................................................1958-59 Evans Davis...................................................1997-99 Flo Davis ........................................................1988-90 Greg Davis ....................................................1985-87 Justin Davis...................................................2007-08 Steve Davis....................................................1997-99 Gideon Dial ..................................................1946-48 Bill Dismuke .................................................1946-47 Charlie Dixon ...............................................1971-73 Mayes Dobbins ...........................................1946-50 Sam Dolan ....................................................2004-08 Brian Dranzik ...............................................1989-90 Jesse Duckworth .......................................1949-50 Wesley Duke ................................................1999-05 Joe Dulick .....................................................1959-62 Roger Dunaway ..........................................1964-65 Tom Dykes ....................................................1946-47 E-E-E Jason Ealing .................................................1996-97 Frank Edwards ............................................1958-62 Jay Eiche .......................................................1975-79 Reggie Elliott ...............................................1994-96 Michael Ellis .................................................2007-09 Daniel Emerson...........................................2008-10 Scott Emerson ............................................1999-04 Will Emerson ...............................................2001-06 Roderick English ........................................1970-71 Tony Etchison ..................................1991-92,93-96 Abel Etienne ................................................1994-95 Joe Everett ..................................... 1973-76, 77-78 Bill Exum .......................................................1961-63 F-F-F Larry Falls ......................................................1969-72 Scott Farley ......................................1991-93,94-96 Marc Farnell .................................................1986-88 Bill Finch ........................................................1957-59 Woodrow Fincher ......................................1963-64 Ray Flanders ................................................1946-48 James Florence ...........................................2006-10 Shane Franks ...............................................1995-96 Mark Frederiksen .......................................1988-89 Richard Fritch ..............................................1959-61 G-G-G Edgar Gallops ..............................................1952-53 Gus Garcsar ..................................................1960-61 Terry Garrett ................................................1972-74 Tony Gattis ...................................................1979-83 Pete Geter ....................................................1983-87 Hugh Gibson ...............................................1955-56 Jesse Glouser ...............................................1946-47 Michael Goldberg ......................................1990-94 Russell Golden.............................................1997-99 Jake Gollon...................................................2008-11 Isaac Gordon................................................2006-07 Bruce Gordy .................................................1968-72 Bob Graham ................................................1952-55 Jim Graham .................................................1967-71 Robert Graham ...........................................1955-57 Bob Green ....................................................1952-55 Ledon Green ................................................1992-96 Mike Green ...................................................1971-73 Bill Groover ..................................................1954-56 Doug Guthrie ..............................................1983-85

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H-H-H Langston Hall...............................................2010-11 Mark Hall........................................................2007-11 Micalvin Hammonds.................................2003-07 Bobby Hansen.............................................2000-04 Dennis Hanson ...........................................1973-75 Leonard Hardin ..........................................1970-74 Ray Hardman ..............................................1960-62 Bill Harris .......................................................1950-51 David Harris .................................................1950-51 Doug Harris .................................................1956-60 Elston Harris ................................................1982-86 Melvin Harris................................................2001-02 Sandy Harris ................................................1961-65 Wallace Harris .............................................1952-54 Jim Hearn .....................................................1961-64 Steve Hendrickson ....................................1974-77 Calvin Henry ................................................2006-09 Lloyd Hensley .............................................1959-60 Jim Hildebrandt .........................................1967-68 Chris Hill.........................................................1999-01 Kenny Hill .....................................................1996-97 Jimmy Hines ................................................1949-50 Royce Hobbs ...............................................1953-54 Hugh Hodges ..............................................1954-55 Vasil Hoffich .................................................1951-54 Darius Hogans.............................................2008-09 Eddie Holland..............................................2000-01 Otis Holloway ..............................................1985-86 Tim Holloway ..............................................1986-87 Justin Howard..............................................1999-03 James Hughes ............................................1951-55 John Hughes ...............................................1951-55 Bill Hull ..........................................................1951-52 John Hulsey .................................................1951-52 Craig Hunt ....................................................1993-94 I-I-I Lloyd Industrious .......................................1991-92 J-J-J Eric Jackson .................................................1985-89 Marquisse Jackson.....................................2008-11 Jay January...................................................2001-04 Michael Jenkins...........................................2009-10 John Jewett .................................................1950-54 Louis Johnson .............................................1967-68 Mark Johnson..............................................1997-98 Tommy Johnson ........................................1956-60 Travis Johnson ............................................1980-82 David Jones .................................................1970-74 Eddie Jones ..................................................1979-81 William Jones ..............................................1985-86 K-K-K Larry Keller ...................................................1981-82 Joe Kenis .......................................................1982-84 Mike Kennedy .............................................1989-93 John Kinman ...............................................1971-72 Aulbert Kinsaul ...........................................1946-50 Melvin Kinslow ...........................................1955-57 Rodney Kirtz.................................................1997-01 Dan Kniffen ..................................................1977-78 E.J. Kusnyer...................................................2008-10 L-L-L John LaPish ..................................................1969-71 Paul Larsen....................................................2010-11 Terry Lawyer.................................................1998-99 David Lewis ..................................................1977-79 Jim Lindsey ..................................................1951-52 Lehman Lindsey .........................................1953-54 Jeff Linville ...................................................1975-79 Jerry Lisle ......................................................1955-56 Harry Lockhart ............................................1951-52 Curtis Lockridge .........................................1960-61 Wilfred Louigene .......................................1985-86 Joe Lowe .......................................................1953-56


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M-M-M Jack Manton ....................................1962-63,64-66 Mac Marchman ..........................................1947-49 Tommy Marshall ........................................1947-48 A.J. Martin ....................................................2006-07 Tommy Martin ............................................1958-59 Larry Mashburn ..........................................1958-59 David Matthews..........................................2000-04 Bryan Maynard ...........................................1984-85 Korey McCray...............................................1997-01 Tyler McCurry...............................................2001-05 John McGriff ................................................1955-58 Donny McLendon.......................................2002-03 Jesse McMillan.............................................1997-00 Attrice Meeks ..............................................1989-90 Richard Miles ...............................................1955-56 Robert Miles ................................................1977-79 Ron Miller .....................................................1987-88 Tim Miller ......................................................1972-73 Brian Mills .....................................................2007-11 James Milton ...............................................1958-62 R.J. Miskimon...............................................2009-11 Sam Mitchell ................................................1981-85 Tom Mitchell ................................................1965-69 Tommy Mixon .............................................1951-55 David Mock ..................................................1975-77 Steve Moody ...............................................1963-67 Brandon Moore...........................................2009-11 Cary Moore ..................................................1954-56 Chris Moore .................................................1983-87 Oscar Moore ................................................1988-90 Rodney Mosley ...........................................1978-82 Aleem Muhammad....................................1998-03 Bob Murdock ...............................................1946-49 Joe Murray ...................................................1955-56 N-N-N J.W. Naftel .....................................................1986-88 Bill Naylor .....................................................1964-68 Charles Newton ..........................................1962-66 Ken Nixon .....................................................1969-72 Ronnie Nixon...............................................1997-98 Byron Norris .................................................1964-66 O-O-O Mark Odom ..................................................1992-95 James Odoms..............................................2003-05 Jim Ogden ....................................................1963-64 Lindsay Orr ...................................................1972-74 David O’Shaughnessey............................2009-11 Chris Ott........................................................1997-99 Bruce Otto ....................................................1967-68 P-P-P Maurice Parks ..............................................1990-91 L.W. Parr ........................................................1946-47 Chuck Pauldo ..............................................1982-83 Bill Pearce .....................................................1960-62 Ray Pearson .................................................1962-64 Bob Pender ..................................................1946-48 Marcus Pender ............................................1948-49 Hrvoje Pervan .............................................2006-07 Brian Pfohl ....................................................2004-08 Chris Phillips ................................................1987-89 John Pat Pickles...........................................1999-01 Marcus Poole ...............................................1974-75 Doug Porter .................................................1967-70 David Posey .................................................1957-58 Yauun Pounds .............................................1990-93 Gene Powell .................................................1956-57 Ted Price........................................................2010-11 Ridas Pulkauninkas....................................2009-10 Q-Q-Q R-R-R Melvin Randall ............................................1981-85 Silas Read .....................................................1957-58 Viviano Reaves ............................................1980-81

Ken Redmond .............................................1968-70 Bob Reeder ..................................................1948-51 Stewart Reese .............................................1975-79 Bob Reeves ......................................1961-63,64-66 Richard Reid ................................................1950-54 Rob Renfroe .................................................1990-91 Maynard Reynolds ........................1947-48,50-51 Thomas Rhodes .........................................1964-65 Woodrow Richardson ..............................1954-58 Dennis Roberts ...........................................1979-80 Jud Roberts ..................................................1965-69 William F. Roberts ......................................1952-53 Ryan Robinson ...........................................1993-96 Thurlester Robinson .................................1996-97 John Rogers .................................................1986-88 Jay Ross .........................................................1976-80 S-S-S Josh Sagester...............................................1999-01 Bobby Satterfield .......................................1950-51 Greg Schroeder ..........................................1973-74 Bert Schwartz ..............................................1950-54 Jack Scott ......................................................1969-73 Irvin Seeman ...............................................1967-68 Larney Shakur..............................................2008-09 Elijah Shaw ...................................................1975-77 W.L. Shepard ................................................1957-59 Bob Shuler ....................................................1946-48 Bruce Simms.................................................1997-98 Danny Skinner ............................................1975-76 Jacob Skogen...............................................2003-05 Kevin Skurka ................................................1995-97 Michael Slonaker........................................2002-07 Billy Smith ....................................................1970-74 Ches Smith ...................................................1947-48 Chris Smith....................................................2009-11 Jeff Smith.......................................................2009-11 Max Smith ....................................................1955-58 Mike Smith ...................................................1990-92 Hugh Snow ..................................................1946-48 Chance Solomon ...........................1992-93,94-95 Bob Sparks ...................................................1951-52 Steve Spears ................................................1983-84 James Spivey ...............................................1959-61 Isaac Stallworth...........................................1997-99 Sidiki Straub.................................................2008-09 Bryan Stephens ..........................................1976-77 Baxter Stewart ............................................1946-48 Charles Stewart ..........................................1963-65 Rudy Stewart ...............................................1948-50 Jeff Stingel .......................................1990-91,92-94 Nick Strickland ............................................1951-52 Jay Stroman .................................................1987-91 William F. Sutton ........................................1946-48 Tevin Swann.................................................2009-10 T-T-T Dartez Talbott .............................................1978-81 Marvin Tarpley ............................................1959-60 Chuck Taylor ................................................1983-84 David Taylor .................................................1966-68 Dwayne Taylor ............................................1987-89 Geary Taylor .................................................1973-75 Terry Teague ................................................1979-83 Bud Thomas..................................................2010-11 Morris Thompson ......................................1980-82 Shaun Thompson ......................................1991-93 Seabe Thornton .........................................1968-69 Richard Thornton .......................................1947-48 Jerry Thruston .............................................1974-77 Jim Tippett ...................................................1965-66 Reggie Titus .................................................1987-89 Leroy Turner ................................................1974-76 Will Tuttle ......................................................1993-95 Newman Tye ................................................1962-63 U-U-U

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V-V-V Tracy Vaughn ..............................................1985-89 Barry Veal ......................................................1984-85 Donnie Veal .................................................1957-61 Inman Veal ...................................................1952-53 Jim Veber ......................................................1946-47 Jay Vickers.....................................................1999-02 Brad Voegerl ................................................1976-78 W-W-W Benton Wade ...............................................1979-81 Andrew Walker............................................2000-05 Brendan Walker ..........................................2006-10 Earl Walker ....................................................1983-85 Rick Walker ...................................................1977-81 Spencer Walker ...........................................1949-51 Scott Waller ..................................................1988-92 Reggie Washington ..................................1988-89 Montavious Waters ...................................2006-07 Nathan Webb ..............................................1949-51 William Webb ..............................................1959-60 P.J. Wells ........................................................1982-83 Noel West......................................................1998-03 Spears Westbrook ......................................1966-68 Charles Weston ...........................................1964-67 Frank Whiteley ................................1956-57,58-59 Vernon Whitney .........................................1975-76 David Wilbanks ...........................................1965-66 Tommy Day Wilcox ....................................1961-65 Bobby Wilder ...............................................1950-52 Glenn Wilkes ................................................1946-50 Danny Williams ...........................................1976-77 David Williford ............................................1958-59 Ben Wilson ...................................................1986-88 Delmar Wilson.............................................2002-04 Emory Wilson ..............................................1949-53 Donny Woods .............................................1990-94 Billy Woodward ..........................................1950-51 Torris Woolfolk.............................................1999-00 Ed Wright ......................................................1948-49 Teko Wynder ...............................................1974-75 X-X-X Y-Y-Y Bill Yoast ........................................................1948-49 Donnie Young .............................................1951-54 Terry Young ..................................................1992-94 Z-Z-Z Vladimir Zujovic..........................................1999-01

BEAR PAUSE WHAT’S IN A NAME? Over the years, MU basketball players have shared some famous names. Here are a few: Mercer Player (MU years) Not to be Confused with Ray Allen (1957-58)...................................... NBA player John Anderson (1964-65)..............country music singer Bob E. Brown (1952-53)..... rapper & Whitney Houston’s ex Leroy Brown (1996-97)..... subject of the Jim Croce song Kenny Hill (1996-97)....................................MLB pitcher John Hughes (1951-55)................................. filmmaker (National Lampoon movies, etc.) David Jones (1970-74)......NFL Hall of Famer (who went by “Deacon”) or the member of “The Monkees” band Dave Matthews (2000-04).......................rock/pop band Chuck Taylor (1983-84)...............the old Converse shoes Jack Scott (1969-73)...................................1960s rocker Eddie Jones (1971-81).................................. NBA player


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THIS IS MERCE What distinguishes a good university from a great university extends far beyond the boundaries of its curriculum and its campus. The competence and character of an institutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s graduates are, more often than not, the hallmarks by which its reputation is both earned and measured. As a private, co-educational institution, Mercer University has emerged as one of the premier universities in the Southeast and the nation. Mercer is truly a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. Mercerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outstanding faculty take students beyond the rigors of academic programs to explore the challenges of reason, responsibility, compassion and character. Through learning, living and leading, Mercer students are prepared not only to confront, but also to embrace the challenges of their future. Under the leadership of prominent Georgia Baptist leader Jesse Mercer, Mercer University was founded in Penfield, Ga., in 1833 and later moved to Macon in 1871. From its humble beginnings as a small liberal arts college, Mercer now offers programs in 11 schools and colleges. Conveniently located in the middle of the state, Macon serves as the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of central Georgia. Located just one hour from Atlanta - one of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most

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CER... popular international cities - and two hours from the Atlantic coast, Macon is easily accessible from two interstate highways - I-75 and I-16. Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review among the nation’s leading universities, Mercer considers one of its strengths to be its superior faculty, who “teach from the heart.” At Mercer, students benefit from learning experiences guided by caring faculty, not teaching assistants found at many universities as is the case at many universities. The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA recently named Mercer as a “highly selective” university, and The Princeton Review has placed Mercer among the Best 351 Colleges in North America. The University is comprised of the College of Liberal Arts, the Walter F. George School of Law, the School of Pharmacy and Health Services, the School of Medicine, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, the School of Engineering, the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology, the Tift College of Education, the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, the College of Continuing and Professional Studies, and the Townsend School of Music. The University also operates the Mercer University Press in Macon and the Mercer Engineering Research Center in Warner Robins. Mercer’s enrollment is nearly 8,100 students. While many students come from the Southeast, more than 38 states and 30 countries are represented among the student body. The average class size at Mercer is 21, with a student/faculty ratio of 13:1 - unusually low for a major university. 137


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CAMPUS LIFE Even with its picturesque setting, the spirit of Mercer is not in the grandeur of its buildings, but in the graciousness of its people - a friendly, family-like community of faculty, staff and students who strive for excellence in all that they do. The University offers a wealth of fascinating experiences and activities both in and outside the classroom. From academic clubs and honor societies, to performing arts and special interest groups, to 16 national fraternities and sororities on campus, students can choose from more than 80 on-campus organizations to discover new talents and interests and to gain important leadership skills they will need for life after college.

RESIDENCE LIFE

The benefits of campus living are numerous - the development of life-long friendships, a sense of community, enhancing campus involvement and higher academic performance. For many new students, this is the first time they have lived away from home, and the community that develops on campus and in residence halls becomes a second family. All freshman and sophomores (first-year and/or transfer students) are required to live on campus, with the exception of married students, students above the age of 21, students with children and/or students who live at home with a parent or guardian within reasonable commuting distance. In each of Mercerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residence halls, safety comes first and foremost. The exterior doors are locked at all times, and students use their identification cards to gain access into their residence hall. 140


DEGREES AT MERCER

Undergraduate Degrees

-African American Studies -Art -Biology -Business (M.A.P.S. program) -Chemistry -Christianity -Communication and Theatre Arts -Computer Science -Economics -Education -Engineering -English -Environmental Science -French -German -History -Information Science and Technology -Journalism -Latin -Mathematics -Media Studies -Music -Music Education -Philosophy

-Physics -Political Science -Psychology -Sociology -Spanish -Theater -Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Gender Studies

Graduate Degrees

-Business Administration (MBA) -Community Counseling -Engineering -Education -Family Service -Family Therapy -Nursing -Public Health -Technical Communications

Professional Degrees -Law -Medical

Mercer University Quick Facts Founded 1833

President

William D. Underwood

Enrollment Fall 2011

8236 Total 4509 Undergraduate 2091 Graduate 1636 Professional

Alumni 65,000

Overall Operating Budget $181.3 Million

Number of Faculty & Staff 1,658

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ercer broke ground on the centerpiece of the Macon campus in the fall of 2001. The University Center has become one of the premier venues in the nation for college basketball and volleyball. The $40 million facility has become the focal point for almost all campus activities, providing students with an area for study, a food court, and a coffee shop. The “Street” is a tree-lined, sunlit indoor patio, providing students with an area to study, socialize, and dine on cuisine from the food court, including Chick-Fil-A, Subway and Burger Studio. Bear Rock Cafe is a coffee shop and internet café for students to use either with high-speed connections throughout the floor area with the wireless internet connections, or with Bear Rock’s computers. Students can also relax and watch either of two flat screen televisions, or relax outside on the Patio overlooking the Greek Village and campus.

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Both students and athletes have state of the art fitness facilities, with weight training equipment and cardiovascular theater, as well as a 1/8 mile indoor track. The track overlooks the lower level, which has three full-size basketball and volleyball courts for intramural and recreation use. Another distinguishing feature of the University Center is the 25-meter indoor swimming pool for use by both students and teams for lap swim and water strength and speed drills. Athletes have a separate weight room for use during team workouts with all the latest free weight and weight machine technology. Athletes and trainers also

The University Center houses all 17 of Mercer’s NCAA Division I athletics offices, training rooms and team rooms. Opened in 2004, it is a state-of-the-art facility that can hold up 3,200 spectators for basketball and volleyball.

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ERCER have the use of a complete athletic training room, with the latest in injury treatment and prevention equipment. The University Center is also home for Mercer University Athletics, with offices for all the athletics administration and coaching staff. These offices allow potential student-athletes to see first hand the facility that will be their home base for their career at Mercer. The University Center, on top of all the other amenities, is the home for Mercer basketball and volleyball. There are two full courts, one designated as the practice court, and the main floor in the center of the arena in the University Center. The main court is surrounded by 3,200 seats for basketball and volleyball, but can be expanded for up to 4,080 with floor seating for concerts. Three skyboxes at mid-court provide a birds-eye view of the action on the floor. The main entrance into the Arena at the University Center is Mercerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heritage Hall. This is a collection recognizing some of Mercerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most important alumni, faculty and staff. There are many different displays, including the Mercer Hall of Fame which honors the accomplishments of Mercerians through the years. Displays also include the history of Mercer Athletics and a History of Mercer itself.

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MercerBears.com Another state-of-the-art addition to Mercer, the weight room is home to power lifting stations, abundant free weights and state-of-the art cardio equipment.

Each of Mercerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team sports has a an up-to-date locker room in the University Center. The locker rooms have full shower facilities.

Attached to each locker room is a player lounge, complete with a big-screen TV, sound system and comfortable seating.

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The indoor pool at the University Center is a collegiate size lap pool that is utilized for aqua-therapy for rehabilitation of studentathletes.


MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM AREA

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UPPER LEFT- The entryway to the Bears’ locker room is a reminder of the program’s philosophy of “team first”; UPPER RIGHT- The Bears’ interior locker area features beautiful individual player lockers with individual names and hometowns etched on an acrylic plate, as well as a flat-screen TV, carpeted floor and private shower and rest room areas; LOWER LEFT- Directly adjacent to the locker room is the Bears’ team meeting room, featuring theater-style seating and modern video equipment making it a perfect venue when the team gathers for either pre-game meetings or guest speakers, and; LOWER RIGHT- The last thing the team sees when it exits the locker room area is a final reminder to each player as they take the floor.

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DIRECTIONS AND PARKING SPECTATOR GENERAL PARKING: From I-75 Heading North (from Florida) Take I-75 North to the Mercer University Drive exit (Exit #163). Take a right at the top of the exit ramp onto Mercer University Drive. Turn left at the first traffic light onto Stadium Drive. At the stop sign, turn left to continue on Stadium Drive (the Hilton Garden Inn will be on your left). Make an immediate right into the parking lot behind the rightfield fence of baseball stadium. Walk up the hill to the UC entrance. From I-75 Heading South (from Atlanta) Take I-75 South to the Mercer University Drive exit (Exit #163). Take a left at the top of the exit ramp onto Mercer University Drive and cross over I-75. Turn left at the first traffic light onto Stadium Drive. At the stop sign, turn left to continue on Stadium Drive (the Hilton Garden Inn will be on your left). Make an immediate right into the parking lot behind the rightfield fence of baseball stadium. Walk up the hill to the UC entrance. From I-16 Heading West (from Savannah) Take I-16 West until it merges with I-75 South. Follow directions above. From I-80 Heading East Stay on Hwy. 80 until it meets Interstate 475. Take Interstate 475 North and take the Thomaston/Macon exit (there will be a sign that says exit for Mercer University Drive). Stay on Mercer University Drive for about four miles until crossing over Interstate 75. Once across I-75, turn left at the first traffic light onto Stadium Drive. At the stop sign, turn left to continue on Stadium Drive (the Hilton Garden Inn will be on your left). Make an immediate right into the parking lot behind the rightfield fence of baseball stadium. Walk up the hill to the UC entrance. ADA Accessible Drop-off and Parking (with proper identification) After following directions above to campus, instead of turning into the parking lot behind the baseball stadium, proceed to the first street on the right which will be University Center Drive. Turn right onto University Center Drive. Continue on University Center Drive up the hill until it ends at the upper parking lot of the University Center (Claude Smith Baseball Field will be on the right as you approach the University Center). Turn right at the top of the hill and pull into the loop to drop off before parking. Visitor Bus Drop-Off and Parking After following directions above to campus, instead of turning into the parking lot behind the baseball stadium, proceed to the first street on the right which will be University Center Drive. Turn right onto University Center Drive. Make a right at the first street (Claude Smith Baseball Field will be on the right corner as you approach the University Center). Make a left into the middle lot of the University Center. Teams enter through the loading area doors adjacent to the middle lot. Bus parking will be designated on a game-by-game basis due to construction in that vicinity of campus.

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U.C. SEATING CHART

UC Ticket Information Purchase seats online at: www.mercerbears.com/tickets/basketballtix or by calling (478) 301-5470. The UC ticket office is located adjacent to the main entrance, off the upper level of the building.

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THIS IS MACO Macon, Georgia is the host of the annual International Cherry Blossom Festival, a 10day event commemorating the beautiful Yoshino cherry trees that bring color to the Macon landscape each spring. Macon boasts more Yoshino cherry trees than even Washington, D.C. The annual festival features special performances and activities and draws thousands of people from literally all over the world. Through the revitalization of Macon’s historic downtown area, local business owners host events like Taste of Downtown, where downtown food vendors - from gourmet to down-home cooking - display their specialties and First Friday, where businesses unite to bring suburban residents into downtown for a night of fun, food and entertainment. The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the state’s official sports museum, features exhibits, interactive fun areas and information about professional and amateur Georgia athletes, such as Hank Aaron and Bobby Jones.

Macon, Ga. is also home to Mercer’s Law School. The Walter F. George School of Law, founded in 1873, is one of the oldest law schools in the country. Named for Walter F. George, a 1901 graduate of Mercer’s law school who went on to become a justice of the Georgia State Supreme Court and later a U.S. Senator, the law school has a rich and distinguished history. 150


ON... The Grand Opera House is a historic landmark theatre operated by Mercer University. It presents a wide variety of national touring Broadway shows, plays and concerts. Mercer Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theatre and music departments also hold many of their productions in this beautiful theatre. From fine dining to fast food ... from elegant shops to outlet malls ... from classical to country music concerts, in Macon, Georgia, there is always some place to go and something to do.

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Each spring Macon welcomes 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees the annual Cherry Blossom Fe days, festival-lovers are treate most extravagant displays of in the nation.

Located in Macon, Georgia, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest state sports museum at 43,000 square feet. Created in 1956 as the Georgia Prep Sports Hall of Fame, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame has been in existence for more than 50 years. It was expanded in 1963 to encompass prep, college, amateur and professional sports. In 1999, it moved into a permanent new home in Macon. -Credit, Georgia Sports HOF 152


MACONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MUSIC HERITAGE Macon, Georgia, fosters a rich music heritage which is evidenced at various points around town. Otis Reddingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statue (at right) sits by the dock of the bay as a reminder of the Macon-ites many contributions to the music industry. (Below) The Bell House at 315 College Street was the site for the cover of Macon residents The Allman Brothers self-titled first album (and the Allman Brothers Band Museum is still located in Macon on Vineville Ave!).

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MERCER BASKETBALL REACHING OUT

Annually, the Bears’ men’s basketball team goes beyond the boundaries of the basketball court to share the values and principles of Mercer University with the community. (Clockwise, center top): Helping out with home repairs as a part of the Rebuilding Macon project; Parking cars at the Mercer RunFit cross country meet to benefit the Georgia Industrial Children’s Home; Getting a look behind the scenes of the Robins Air Force Base’s helicopter support operation; Doing a clinic for local Special Olympics participants; Extolling the virtues of reading to nearly 500 children at the Burdell-Hunt Magnet School, and; Signing autographs at a local Chick-fil-A during a team appearance.

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MERCER UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

WILLIAM D. UNDERWOOD

President Underwood has led Mercer during a period of dynamic growth and development for the University. Since his arrival as Mercer’s 18th President in 2006, enrollment has increased by 18 percent to more than 8,200 students. Mercer has launched a second medical school campus (in Savannah), initiated a master’s-level physician assistant program and a doctoral-level program in physical therapy and added Ph.D. programs in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, and Nursing. Reflecting an increased emphasis on research, Mercer in 2009-10 met the criteria established by the Carnegie Foundation for reclassification as a research-doctoral university. Over the past three years, the number of Ph.D. students has increased from fewer than 25 to approximately 200, while the amount of externally funded research expenditures has grown to nearly $25 million. In addition to increased levels of funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, Mercer scientists have for the first time been funded as eminent cancer scientists by the Georgia Cancer Coalition, while other Mercer scientists are now receiving funding to support their research through the Georgia Research Alliance. The University has intensified its long-standing commitment to service-learning and community engagement un-

der President Underwood’s leadership. During the spring of 2009, Mercer announced a $5 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support continued revitalization of the College Hill Corridor between campus and downtown Macon. The groundbreaking Mercer On Mission program, launched in 2007, has been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative as “an exemplary approach to addressing a specific global challenge.” Mercer earned the highest federal recognition for community engagement by the Corporation for National and Community Service in 2009, and in 2008 became the only university in Georgia to receive the Carnegie Foundation’s designation for “Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships.” Prior to joining Mercer, President Underwood served at Baylor University as Interim President and held the prestigious Leon Jaworski Chair at the Baylor School of Law. President Underwood is an accomplished educator and scholar. He was designated a Master Teacher at Baylor in recognition of extraordinary classroom teaching over an extended period. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the American Bar Foundation. President Underwood was awarded the J.D. degree summa cum laude by the University of Illinois College of Law in 1985, where he graduated as class salutatorian and was an editor of the University of Illinois Law Review. Following graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Sam D. Johnson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, prior to practicing law for several years with a large law firm in Dallas. He also holds an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, where he met his spouse, Lesli. They have two children, Jessica and William.

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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS JIM COLE

Jim Cole assumed the duties of Director of Athletics for Mercer University on July 1, 2010. Prior to that, he served as MU’s Senior Associate Director of Athletics for External Affairs, heading up the Mercer Athletics Foundation (the fund-raising arm for Bears’ athletics) concurrent with his time as a State Representative in Georgia. A native of Augusta, Cole entered Mercer on an academic scholarship in 1990 and lettered in baseball from 1990 to 1993. He was recipient of the Charles C. Morgan Outstanding Student-Athlete Award and graduated with honors from the University in 1993. Cole was drafted as a pitcher by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1993 and was named the franchise’s “Organizational Player of the Year” and a finalist for the TOPPS Minor League “Player of the Year Award” in 1994. After an injury ended his professional baseball career, he returned to Mercer in 1997 to earn his MBA while serving as a graduate assistant and pitching coach for the baseball team. In 1998 he served as pitching coach for the Madison Black Wolves minor league team in Madison, Wis. Cole then entered private business before being elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2004 (and serving in that capacity until 2010). Cole served as the legislative voice under the Gold Dome for the constituents of House District 125 - which includes Jasper County and parts of Monroe, Jones and Lamar Counties. His legislative duties included membership on the Appropriations Economic Development Sub-Committee (to oversees important areas of the budget that deal with agriculture, community affairs, economic development and transportation). In addition, Cole served on the Rules, Judiciary NonCivil and State Planning and Community Affairs Committees. Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed Cole to serve as senior administration floor leader in early 2009, having served formerly as assistant floor leader from 2007-2008. Even after leaving the political arena to assume the role as Mercers A.D., Cole was called on to continue his commitment of service to the people of the state of Georgia. In 2010, he was elected by his former constituents in Georgia’s House and Senate to represent the 8th Congressional District on the state’s Department of Transportation Board.

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Cole is an active community leader throughout the state. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. A graduate of Leadership Georgia, he is a member of Forsyth United Methodist Church. Cole is married to the former Gaylyn Lawson of Forsyth, where they live with their two children, Caroline and Lawson.


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STAFF & COACHES

Sybil Blalock Sr. Assoc. A.D./ Senior Women Admin.

Joel Weems Assistant A.D. Compliance

Rob Murphy Assistant A.D. Sports Medicine

Daniel Tate Assistant A.D. Marketing/Promotions

Brittany Lee Executive Director Mercer Athletic Foundation

Dr. Jeffrey Hugdahl Faculty Athletics Representative

Myra Cameron Athletics Coordinator

Michael Ellis Director of Operations

Jim Tessmer Event Coordinator

Paul Bohr Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Dave Beyer Athletics Media Relations/SID

Andy Stabell Assistant Sports Information Director

Jeff Graham Sports Information Assistant/New Media

Penny Davis Spirit Coordinator

Doug Cowden Pep Band Director

Nicky Bruno Cheerleading Coach

Pam Manson Staff Assistant

Craig Gibson Head Coach Baseball

Bob Hoffman Head Coach Men’s Basketball

Susie Gardner Head Coach Women’s Basketball

Ryan Bailey Head Coach Cross Country (M & W)

Bobby Lamb Head Coach Football

Steve Bradley Head Coach Men’s Golf

Gary Guyer Head Coach Women’s Golf

Jason Childs Head Coach Men’s Lacrosse

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STAFF & COACHES

Brad Ruzzo Head Coach Men’s Soccer

Grant Serafy Head Coach Women’s Soccer

James DeFeo Head Coach Softball

Warren Woolfolk Head Coach Tennis (M & W)

Noelle Rooke Head Coach Volleyball

Jason Farhadi Volunteer Sports Information

Kevin Cavooris Assistant Compliance

Amanda Brown Assistant Compliance

Alex Rierson Academic Services

Dan Kline Assistant Marketing

Jacob Street Assistant Operations

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SPORTS MEDICINE

The Mission of the Sports Medicine Department is to provide quality comprehensive healthcare to student-athletes. The health and wellbeing of student-athletes is the number one priority. Student-athletes have access to therapeutic services such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hydrotherapy, rehabilitation, nutritional counseling and preventative physical medicine.

Rob Murphy Head Ath. Trainer/ Asst. AD Sports Medicine Men’s Basketball

Rodger Fleming Assistant Trainer Women’s Basketball

Eric Carter Graduate Assistant Baseball, Cheer Squad

Megan McKinson Graduate Assistant Softball, Cross Country

The Mercer Sports Medicine department utilizes a state-of-the-art athletic training facility in the University Center. The athletic training room consists of a treatment, taping and rehabilitation area. The rehabilitation area is equipped with a treadmill, exercise bikes in addition to a variety of weights, resistance bands, medicine balls, and other rehabilitation equipment which can be used to facilitate injury rehabilitations. The athletic training area also has an enclosed hydrotherapy room with an eight-person cold whirlpool and smaller extremity whirlpools. There are also offices for the staff and a physician exam room. The athletic training room also has easy access to the weight room and the University Center pool.

Loren Aleman Graduate Assistant Volleyball, Tennis

Jesse Kolodziejski Graduate Assistant Wom. Soccer, Men’s Golf

Tyler Fredlund Graduate Assistant Lacrosse

Sean Robb Graduate Assistant Men’s Soccer, Wom. Golf

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The facility is staffed by two full-time certified athletic trainers and six graduate assistant certified athletic trainers, a family practice physician and an orthopedic surgeon. The staff works with other group of health-care providers to bring a comprehensive care to the studentathletes and acts as a liaison with nutritionists, dentist, cardiologists, and many other specialists.


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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING The strength and conditioning program at Mercer has three primary goals. These goals are to maximize athleticism, minimize injuries and increase mental/physical toughness. The way this is accomplished is by primarily utilizing ground based, multi-joint, triple extension, explosive exercises. Athletes will perform exercises of all types but focus is put on three main exercise styles: Olympic lifting, power lifting and plyometrics. The goal is to try and replicate the movements, velocities and forces that are experienced during competition of the athlete's sport.

Paul Bohr Strength & Conditioning Coach

Served by a professional full-time strength and conditioning coach as well as an assistant coach, Mercer Athletics provides a full range of weight training and exercise equipment to assist Mercer’s approximately 250 student-athletes in reaching their athletic potential through strength training and conditioning. Easily accessible from anywhere in the University Center, the equipment includes the following: • three top of the line power lift full racks • over 3,000 pounds of plates • a line of variable resistant machines • three sets of Iron Grip dumbbells • five free standing adjustable benches

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MERCER ATHLETIC FOUNDATION Mission Statement: The Mercer Athletics Foundation was created in 2007 as the fund-raising arm for Mercer University Athletics. Since its inception, members of the foundation have contributed over $1.5 million. These funds have been used to undertake such projects as hiring a full-time strength and conditioning coach, enhancing recruiting budgets, providing additional scholarships and to help increase salaries to attract and retain outstanding coaches.

2010-11 MAF President

John W. Collier John graduated from Mercer University in 1966 where he played baseball and was captain his senior year. He received his J.D. in 1971 from the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, where he served on Law Review, and is a member of the Georgia and Florida Bar. He is a past member of Mercer Board of Trustees. John has more than 15 years of experience providing wealth management services and over 25 years of experience in the practice of law. After serving as an institutional consultant at Smith Barney, John joined Merrill Lynch in 2007. He is currently an Institutional Money Manager at Merrill Lynch.

Message from the MAF President: “It’s a great time to ‘Be the Bear’ as a part of the Mercer University athletics family! There are many exciting things currently going on in Bears Athletics... with even more on the horizon! “The experiences I gained as a Mercer student and athlete have proven invaluable in both my personal and professional life. Mercer offers its students an education - both on and off the field - that is as functional as it is respected in today’s world. A Mercer degree tells people that you have been a part of something special. “The Mercer Athletic Foundation’s goal is to enhance and grow the ‘athletic experience’ for the student-athletes who follow in the footsteps of those who, like myself, were fortunate enough to represent the Orange & Black in intercollegiate athletics competition. Your gifts and contributions to the MAF are what make it possible for this to happen, so please consider how you can ‘Be the Bear’ today!”

OTHER MERCER ATHLETIC FOUNDATION OFFICERS

Vice-President: Charlie Cantrell

Secretary: Dr. Bill Argo

Treasurer: Dr. Chuck Hawkins

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ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE BUILDING… • Atlantic Sun student-athletes set a new all-time record with 63.79 percent earning All-Academic honors by achieving at least a 3.0 GPA during their season of competition last year. • The A-Sun led all of Division I last year as the NCAA’s top academic women’s soccer conference; nine of 11 teams received national honors from the NSCAA for posting a team GPA of 3.0 or better, the highest percentage in the country. • ETSU baseball standout Paul Hoilman won his second-straight A-Sun Student-Athlete of the Year award becoming just the fourth person in A-Sun history to accomplish that feat. The 2010 National College Home Run Derby Champion posted a 3.95 GPA in math and was named a Lowe’s CLASS National finalist. • Belmont’s Mick Hedgepeth was named the 2010-11 NACDA Division I-AAA Scholar Athlete of the Year. • Kennesaw State’s Ben Greene earned the NCAA Elite-88 honor for having the best GPA among participants in the NCAA men’s golf national championship.

…WINNERS… • The A-Sun set multiple records for postseason participation in men’s basketball and finished ranked 17th in conference RPI, leading all but the ACC, SEC and Conference USA among nine southeastern Division I conferences. A conference record three teams reached postseason play; the A-Sun earned three postseason wins, and hosted three postseason games with ETSU reaching the semifinals of the CIT and Jacksonville notching a postseason win for the second-straight year (2010 NIT, 2011 CIT). • A record-setting three A-Sun teams advanced to postseason play in women’s basketball (Stetson/ NCAA; FGCU/WNIT; USC Upstate/WBI), with FGCU playing in the postseason for the fourth-consecutive year at Division I; the Eagles posted their third national postseason victory in that span with a win in the WNIT last year. • The A-Sun earned national distinction in women’s basketball as one of only two Division I conferences to receive a grant from the NCAA to promote attendance nationally for women’s basketball - league attendance jumped more than 15%; the A-Sun also partnered with CollegeInsider.com to present the first national poll in women’s basketball for mid-major programs – a poll that showed FGCU in a top-ten ranking all year long. • A-Sun Baseball returned to a familiar lofty position on the national stage last year. The A-Sun was a top-ten conference all year, with Stetson, Belmont and Jacksonville playing in the NCAA Championship; each A-Sun team had at least one win, with Stetson and Belmont reaching the regional finals, giving the A-Sun five wins in the national tournament, tops among non-BCS conferences. Jacksonville’s Adam Brett Walker, ETSU’s Bo Reeder and Mercer’s Jacob Tanis earned All-American honors. • Softball continued to impact the national rankings and tournaments as the A-Sun ranked in the top-12 conferences nationally for the fourth-straight year; the A-Sun boasted five teams in the RPI top-100. • National success for the A-Sun in men’s golf success has become an annual achievement as the A-Sun sent multiple teams to the NCAA Championship for the eighth time in nine years; All-American Jeff Karlsson helped Kennesaw State finished third at the NCAA Southeastern Regional last year, the best regional finish ever for an A-Sun team. The Owls advanced to nationals, the seventh time in eight years an A-Sun team has advanced through regionals into the finals. • The A-Sun posted the nation’s best increase in men’s soccer ranking last year. Four programs improved nearly 100 spots in the NCAA RPI rankings with FGCU nationally ranked in the Top 25 for the majority of the year. …FOR LIFE! • Federal Graduation Rate and NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) reports show the A-Sun meeting its mission of Building Winners for Life as 32 programs boast a perfect 100% success rate. • Three A-Sun schools, North Florida, Lipscomb and Belmont, received Community Engagement recognition from the Carnegie Foundation for exceptional commitment to community service. • The Tennessean tabbed Lipscomb graduate Beth Harwell, the state’s first female Speaker of the House, as Tennessee’s Most Powerful Woman. • The A-Sun SAAC surpassed the $100,000 mark for charitable fund raising, reaching $103,000 in the seven-year history of the charitable challenge. • The A-Sun claimed the Southeast D-I Athletic Director of the Year honor for the third-straight year, as Stetson’s Jeff Altier followed ETSU’s Dave Mullins and Belmont’s Mike Strickland in earning that distinction. • Lipscomb basketball player Jenna Bartsokas earned post-graduate scholarships from both the A-Sun and the NCAA as she claimed the A-Sun’ Student-Athlete of the Year honor and was named a finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. • Three A-Sun institutions earned Top-10 rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the best regional universities in the southeast. Stetson at No. 3, Belmont at No. 5, and Mercer at No. 8 each earned top marks. • The Princeton Review recognized ETSU, Mercer, North Florida and Belmont in its list of the Best Colleges in the southeast. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.

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THIS IS THE ATLANTIC SUN

For more than 30 years, the Atlantic Sun Conference has supported its member institutions in providing intercollegiate athletics programs committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun meets this mission by maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement with a true balance between student and athlete. By integrating sportsmanship in the competitive arena and fostering leadership through community service, A-Sun member institutions provide an overall educational experience for our studentathletes that reflects our commitment to and success in Building Winners for Life.


2011-12 BASKETBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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MERCER KEY CONTACTS

1400 Coleman Ave., Macon, Ga. 31207 * Phone: (478) 301-2994

Athletics Administration Jim Cole Director of Athletics Sybil Blalock Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Academic Affairs/SWA Rob Murphy Assistant Director of Athletics/Sports Medicine Joel Weems Assistant Director of Athletics/ Compliance Daniel Tate Assistant Director of Athletics/Marketing Brittany Lee Executive Director, Mercer Athletic Foundation Myra Cameron Athletics Coordinator/Administrative Eligibility Coordinator Pam Manson Office Assistant Academic Affairs Sybil Blalock Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Academic Affairs/SWA Compliance Joel Weems Assistant A.D./ Compliance Sports Medicine Rob Murphy Assistant Director of Athletics/Sports Medicine Strength & Conditioning Paul Bohr Strength & Conditioning Coach Spirit Penny Davis Spirit Coordinator Operations/Event Management Michael Ellis Director of Facility Operations Marketing & Promotions Daniel Tate Assistant Director of Athletics/Marketing Athletics Media Relations/Sports Information Dave Beyer Sports Information Director Andy Stabell Assistant Sports Information Director Jeff Graham Sports Information Assistant/New Media Baseball Craig Gibson Head Coach Men's Basketball Bob Hoffman Head Coach Women's Basketball Susie Gardner Head Coach Cross Country (M & W) Ryan Bailey Head Coach Football Bobby Lamb Head Coach Men's Golf Steve Bradley Head Coach Women's Golf Gary Guyer Head Coach Men's Lacrosse Jason Childs Head Coach Men's Soccer Brad Ruzzo Head Coach Women's Soccer Grant Serafy Head Coach Softball James DeFeo Head Coach Tennis (M & W) Warren Woolfolk Head Coach Women's Volleyball/Sand Volleyball Noelle Rooke Head Coach Other Key Campus Numbers

Mercer Police Emergency Admissions Automated Information

(478) 301-2994 (478) 301-2301 (478) 301-2453 (478) 301-2729 (478) 301-2702 (478) 301-4003 (478) 301-2733 (478) 301-4130

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(478) 301-2301

blalock_sa@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2729

weems_jd@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2453

murphy_r@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2047

bohr_pr@mercer.edu

(478) 301-5217

davis_pp@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2369

ellis_ms@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2702

tate_dj@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2735 (478) 301-5219 (478) 301-5209

beyer_wd@mercer.edu stabell_al@mercer.edu graham_jm@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2396

gibson_c@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2736

hoffman_jb@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2739

gardner_sl@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2144

bailey_r@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2713

football@mercer.edu

(478) 301-5349

bradley_sc@mercer.edu

(478) 301-5625

guyer_gl@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2731

childs_jl@mercer.edu

(478) 301-4011

ruzzo_bm@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2060

serafy_gw@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2263

defeo_jr@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2269

woolfolk_cw@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2268

rooke_ns@mercer.edu

(478) 301-2970 (478) 301-2911 (478) 301-2650 (478) 301-1500

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