Mercer basketball teams to host doubleheader because of NC weather
Mercer basketball will hold a doubleheader on Saturday due to a schedule change.
The Mercer women’s game against Charlotte has been moved from its original Sunday tip-off.
The game will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. due to inclement weather in the Charlotte area expected on Sunday, according to a press release. The Bears are coming off of a one point loss to Florida State on Wednesday and are 4-5 on the season.
Charlotte is 5-2 on the season including a dou- ble-digit loss to Wake Forest on Wednesday.
The Mercer team is also running a promotion for Toys for Tots. Fans can donate a toy and in return receive a free ticket to the game. Donations will start at 12 p.m. at the ticket office located outside of Hawkins Arena inside the University Center.
The women’s game will be followed by the Mercer men’s game against Georgia Southern at
4 p.m. The men’s team is back home after losing at Florida Atlantic on Wednesday.
The Bears are 4-5 on the season and have dropped two straight for the first time this season. The Bears are 2-1 this season against in-state teams with the lone loss coming against Georgia State by a score of 62-60.
Georgia Southern has dropped two games in row including a 100-70 loss to Arizona in its last game after starting the season undefeated at 5-0.