Mercer women's basketball's 18-game win streak on the line against Wofford

Kahlia Lawrence scored a game-high 21 points against Furman for the Bears' 18th straight win/(Cam Gaskins, WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- If you ask Mercer women's basketball (21-2, 8-0 SoCon) head coach Susie Gardner about her thoughts on the team's 18-game winning streak, you won't get much of an answer. Coach Gardner is always very quick to point out that her team doesn't care about any of the previous games this season; they only care about the game that comes next.

That next game will be this afternoon when the Wofford Terriers (10-13, 3-5) come to Hawkins Arena to try to hand the Bears their first loss since Nov. 24.

The last time these two teams played was Jan. 4 at Wofford. The Bears beat the Terriers 71-46 behind KeKe Calloway's (at the time) career-high 34 points. However, the Mercer defense was the real story of that game, holding Wofford to 35 percent shooting from the field.

Wofford comes into this game having lost three of its last four games, while Mercer is still undefeated in conference play with an 8-0 record and hasn't lost a game since Nov. 24 against Western Kentucky. That was 71 days ago.

The Bears have six remaining games in the regular season. Including today's contest, four of those six games will be at home. Mercer point guard Sydni Means says that home-heavy finish to the schedule is a big relief for the team.

""I feel like last month we were on the road a ton, and that's great, but being able to be at home, people know about us now so we're getting more of a crowd," Means said. "Just to know that we're doing something special with this team and to have people around us be able to watch it is incredible."

Tip-off is at 2:00 p.m. in Hawkins Arena.

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