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Mercer women's basketball looks for 13th straight win at Samford

Mercer looks to keep its 12-game win streak alive on the road at Samford/(CTSY: Mercer Athletics)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Mercer women's basketball team is hoping to make 13 a lucky number today when it tips off against Samford with a 12-game win streak in hand.

The Bears have not lost a game since Nov. 24, making it 49 consecutive days without a loss on their schedule. They'll look to make that an even 50 against the Bulldogs.

If Mercer wins against Samford, it would make this the longest win streak for the team since joining the NCAA Division I level. The team previously won 21 straight games in 1973 at the AIAW Division I level.

On top of that win streak, the Bears have also won 10 straight games by double digits, outscoring their opponents by an average of 21.2 points per game during that stretch.

A big reason for this win streak has been the emergence of KeKe Calloway. The Mary Persons alum has averaged 27.7 points per game over her last seven games played, and tied an NCAA record by hitting 12 3-pointers against Furman last week.

During those seven games, Calloway has set a new career high in points three separate times, most recently against Furman when she scored 40 in the Bears' win.

Mercer comes into this game with a 15-2 record (1-0 SoCon), and squares up with a Samford team that is sitting at 8-9 and is still looking for it's first Southern Conference win.

Tip-off is set for 3:00 p.m. ET, the game can be viewed on ESPN3.


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