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Mercer @ The Citadel

Current Records: Mercer 10-7; The Citadel 7-8

What to Know

The Mercer Bears are 10-3 against the The Citadel Bulldogs since January of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Monday. Mercer and The Citadel will face off in a Southern battle at 7 p.m. ET at McAlister Field House. The Bears won both of their matches against The Citadel last season (83-63 and 88-52) and are aiming for the same result this time around.

The UNCG Spartans typically have all the answers at home, but this past Saturday Mercer proved too difficult a challenge. Mercer walked away with a 58-49 victory. Guard Jalen Johnson (16 points) was the top scorer for Mercer.

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap this past Saturday as they fell 90-85 to the VMI Keydets. Despite their defeat, The Citadel got to see several of their players rise to the challenge and make noteworthy plays. guard Rudy Fitzgibbons III, who had 21 points, was the best among equals.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Mercer is expected to win a tight contest. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Mercer's win lifted them to 10-7 while The Citadel's loss dropped them down to 7-8. We'll see if Mercer can repeat their recent success or if The Citadel bounces back and reverse their fortune.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: McAlister Field House -- Charleston, South Carolina
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Bears are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Bulldogs, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bears as a 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Mercer have won ten out of their last 13 games against The Citadel.

  • Feb 22, 2021 - Mercer 88 vs. The Citadel 52
  • Jan 20, 2021 - Mercer 83 vs. The Citadel 63
  • Feb 26, 2020 - Mercer 73 vs. The Citadel 57
  • Feb 01, 2020 - Mercer 76 vs. The Citadel 71
  • Feb 09, 2019 - The Citadel 67 vs. Mercer 61
  • Dec 01, 2018 - The Citadel 79 vs. Mercer 69
  • Feb 23, 2018 - Mercer 83 vs. The Citadel 70
  • Jan 27, 2018 - The Citadel 76 vs. Mercer 74
  • Feb 18, 2017 - Mercer 89 vs. The Citadel 78
  • Jan 28, 2017 - Mercer 82 vs. The Citadel 66
  • Mar 04, 2016 - Mercer 71 vs. The Citadel 69
  • Feb 06, 2016 - Mercer 88 vs. The Citadel 72
  • Jan 09, 2016 - Mercer 91 vs. The Citadel 80