Mercer men's basketball looks to get back on track against Wofford
MACON, Ga. -- When Mercer star guard Ria'n Holland injured his right wrist at the end of the Bears' Jan. 18 game at Virginia Military Institute, there was reason to believe that Mercer would struggle without its leading scorer. Those concerns have become valid, as the Bears (10-13, 3-7 SoCon) welcome Wofford (16-7, 73) into Hawkins Arena later today looking to erase a four-game losing streak.
After starting the season in Southern Conference play 0-3, the Bears won three straight conference games to get back to .500, but then proceeded to drop their next four SoCon contests.
Wofford enters this game shooting 42.3 percent from 3-point range, which leads the SoCon and ranks fourth in the NCAA.
Despite the recent struggles for Mercer lately, there have been several milestones this season to celebrate. In the last month, both Stephon Jelks and Jordan Strawberry eclipsed the 1,000-point marks for their careers. Head coach Bob Hoffman won his 500th career game as a head coach on the road against VMI.
But this team isn't focused on individual accomplishments. They'll look to get back in the win column against Wofford at 4:30 p.m. in Hawkins Arena.