Even before the post-season tournament, the Mercer squad was performing admirably. The team posted a 10-3 record in conference play along with a 19-6 record overall.
Bears have a good chance of winning their first-ever conference championship and making a deep playoff run.
As the No. 2 seed, the Bears will host the quarterfinal match between No. 3 seed Furman and No. 6 seed Wofford at Betts Stadium on Friday, Nov. 5.
The Bears will travel to the University of Arkansas on Nov. 9 as they look to expand their 1-0 record on the season.
“A shut out to win it all. It doesn’t get much better than that.”
The top seed Bulldogs are moving on to face the Furman Paladins on Nov. 7, but Mercer is watching from home.
Mercer Village was packed Monday night as the men's basketball team hosted an event to kick off the start of their season.
The Furman game was an uphill battle from the get-go.
Next up is an away game against The Citadel, who are third to last in the conference.
The Bears will host Belmont on Saturday to defend their streak.
After three ties in the row, Mercer will look to their next game to get back into the win column.
For a team so accustomed to playing the role of Goliath and falling to David, the change of pace was overdue.
The Hawks open their season at home in State Farm Arena Oct. 21.
Mercer managed to avoid the shutout, but still lost in a tough blowout against VMI.
Mercer now has a 9-8 record so far this season.
Mercer returns home Oct. 16 to take on VMI to extend their 3-0 conference lead.
This win put the Bear’s record at 3-1 and 2-0 in conference play with the team's only loss coming at the hands of Alabama.