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Dimitrijevic, Gary lead Mercer past W. Carolina 85-79

Jan. 22, 2020 10:26 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Djordje Dimitrijevic scored 24 points, Jeff Gary added 20 more and Mercer held on to defeat Western Carolina 85-79 in a Southern Conference rematch Wednesday night. Ethan Stair added 17 points with 13 rebounds for the Bears (9-11, 3-4 Southern Conference) and the top-scoring trio combined...

Dimitrijevic scores 26 to carry Mercer past VMI 73-62

Jan. 15, 2020 10:09 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Djordje Dimitrijevic had 26 points as Mercer defeated VMI 73-62 on Wednesday night. Ethan Stair had 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Mercer (7-11, 1-4 Southern Conference). Jeff Gary added 11 points. Travis Evee had 17 points for the Keydets (5-14, 0-6), whose losing streak...

Christmas crystal: Man charged with mailing meth to inmate

Jan. 13, 2020 8:29 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A man sent some illegal holiday cheer to a woman in jail and he ended up getting arrested himself, officials in a Georgia county say. News outlets report 40-year-old Timothy Lee Snow sent the woman a Christmas card filled with drugs. Bibb County Jail inmate Mary Beth Odum, 40, had told...

Ryan, Jean -Baptiste lead Chattanooga past Mercer, 70-61

Jan. 4, 2020 7:30 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Matt Ryan and David Jean-Batiste each scored 17 points and Chattanoga held off Mercer 70-61 to earn its first Southern Conference win of the new season on Saturday night. The Mocs built a 10-point advantage at halftime, 35-25. Jean-Baptiste hit 3 of 6 from beyond the arc, dished three...

Stair, Bafutto power Mercer past Milligan 104-53

Dec. 28, 2019 3:11 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ethan Stair and Victor Bafutto posted double-doubles and Mercer breezed to a 104-53 victory over NAIA-member Milligan College on Saturday. Stair finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Bafutto pitched in with 13 points and 12 boards for the Bears (6-8). Kamar Robertson hit all four...

Ingram scores 21 to lead FAU over Mercer 65-50

Dec. 22, 2019 8:16 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Jailyn Ingram had a season-high 21 points as Florida Atlantic topped Mercer 65-50 on Sunday night. Cornelius Taylor had 15 points for Florida Atlantic (8-4), which won its fourth consecutive game. Michael Forrest added 13 points. Ethan Stair had 15 points for the Bears (5-8). Florida...

Lyons hits winner, scores 25 as Furman edges Mercer 64-62

Dec. 20, 2019 10:23 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Lyons tossed in 25 points and scored on a layup with 17 seconds remaining in the game and Furman slipped past Mercer 64-62 on Friday night. It was the first Southern Conference matchup of the season for both teams. Clay Mounce had 12 points and 11 rebounds for his sixth...

Roberts scores 13 to lift Georgia State past Mercer 73-61

Dec. 7, 2019 7:19 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Justin Roberts registered 13 points and six assists as Georgia State topped Mercer 73-61 on Saturday. Corey Allen had 16 points for Georgia State (6-3), which won its fifth straight game. Damon Wilson added 16 points and Kane Williams had 12. Mercer put up 18 points in the first half, a...

FILE - In this May 16, 2016, file photo, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman performs during Mercer University's Commencement at Hawkins Arena in Macon, Ga. Capricorn Sound Studios, the Macon, Ga., music studio that fused blues, country and other sounds into Southern rock is being reborn. The historic Studio A is reopening this month, after years of work by Mercer University and other supporters to restore and equip it with state-of-the-art technology. The studio helped propel the Allman Brothers Band and other groups to stardom in the 1970s. (Jason Vorhees/The Macon Telegraph via AP, File)

Correction: Capricorn Studio Renaissance story

Dec. 5, 2019 3:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Dec. 3 about Mercer Music at Capricorn, The Associated Press reported erroneously that one of the co-founders of Capricorn Records was Frank Fenton. It should have said his last name was Fenter, not Fenton. A corrected version of the story is below: Iconic Southern rock recording...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Wisconsin's Quintez Cephus kneels before an NCAA college football game against Iowa, in Madison, Wis. Faith and family mean everything to Quintez Cephus. The junior wide receiver is enjoying the most productive season of his career at Wisconsin. But less than four months ago, football was gone, and all Cephus had was his faith and his family. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)

Cephus’ faith, family guided him to breakout ’19 for Badgers

Dec. 4, 2019 5:16 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Faith and family mean everything to Quintez Cephus, and for 16 months, the Wisconsin wide receiver needed every bit of his faith and every member of his family more than ever. Cephus and 10th-ranked Wisconsin (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten, No. 8 College Football Playoff) are one win away from...