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The Mercer women's basketball team will meet Georgia in Athens in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
Kahlia Lawrence scored 23 points and top-seeded and 25th-ranked Mercer advanced to the championship game of the Southern Conference Tournament for the third straight year with an 81-44 semifinal win over Samford on Friday.
For the third time in her career, Mercer women's basketball's Kahlia Lawrence is the Southern Conference Player of the Year.
Demetre Rivers had 24 points and Ross Cummings added 19 as Mercer won its sixth straight Southern Conference game, blowing past Western Carolina 81-64 on Tuesday night.
Demetre Rivers scored 21 points, five in a game-opening 7-0 run, to lead Mercer to a wire-to-wire 82-58 victory over VMI on Thursday night.
Ross Cummings hit four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points and Jordan Strawberry had 18 points, six rebounds, seven assists and two steals to help Mercer beat Samford 74-69 on Monday night.
The Mercer women's basketball team beat East Tennessee State 85-65 Thursday night for its 16th straight win.
Ria'n Holland had 16 points and Stephon Jelks added 13 with 11 rebounds as Mercer held off VMI 62-56 to gets its third straight win and even its Southern Conference record on Thursday night.
ordan Strawberry scored five of his 18 points in overtime, finished with six assists and took a charge in the closing seconds to help Mercer beat Chattanooga 75-71 in overtime on Monday night.
Ria'n Holland scored 20 points and Mercer rolled to an 89-56 victory over Kennesaw State on Thursday night.