This Wednesday, there is an NCAAB matchup between the Mercer Bears and The Citadel Bulldogs. This meeting will take place at the McAlister Field House and it will occur at approximately 7:00 PM.
Mercer Looks To Stay Above .500
The Mercer Bears have looked like a slightly above average college basketball team so far this season. The Bears have won 15 of their first 29 games and they enter this game on a high note after beating Chattanooga on the road by five points in their last game. In that game, Mercer's offense was solid as it scored 85 points while shooting 50.0% from the floor. Now, Mercer will be looking to keep its winning record with another conference road win on Wednesday. Luckily, the Bears have a winning record on the road this season so they have looked pretty good in hostile environments up to this point.
Leading the Bears offensively is senior guard Djordje Dimitrijevic who has been very solid this season as he is averaging a team-high 17.1 points per game along with 4.1 rebounds. However, he is also averaging a team-high 2.6 turnovers per game so he will need to make better decisions in the future.
Mercer's most underrated player is senior guard Ethan Stair who has been pretty good so far this season as he is averaging 14.9 points per game along with a team-high 8.8 rebounds. In addition, he is averaging 1.2 steals per game so he has been very active on both sides of the ball.
Bulldogs Look For First Conference Win
The Citadel Bulldogs have looked like a terrible college basketball team this season. The Bulldogs have lost 21 of their first 27 games and they enter this game on a low note after losing to Western Carolina on the road by 12 points in their last game. In that game, The Citadel's defense was terrible as it gave up 96 points while allowing the opposition to shoot 47.8% from the floor. To make matters worse, the Bulldogs have lost each of their first 16 conference games this season so they will be looking for their first conference win at home on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs have a 3-10 record at home this season so they have struggled in front of their home fans up to this point.
Leading the Bulldogs offensively is senior guard Kaelon Harris who has looked pretty good this season as he is averaging a team-high 13.6 points per game along with a team-high 7.1 rebounds. However, he is also averaging 2.2 turnovers per game so he will need to make less mistakes in the future.
FINAL | CIT 84, WCU 96 | Kaelon Harris hits 2 free throws, but WCU runs the clock out.— The Citadel Basketball (@CitadelHoops) February 23, 2020
For just the 6th time in program history, the 'Dogs finish perfect at the free throw line in a @SoConSports game, going 13-for-13. The last time was 2/26/2015 at home vs. ETSU (18-18). pic.twitter.com/5dMpcnNFkC
The Citadel's most underrated player is junior guard Kaiden Rice who has looked okay this season as he is averaging 12.7 points per game along with 2.9 rebounds. However, he is also shooting 39.7% from the floor so he has been very inefficient offensively up to this point.
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Road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.