Pregame: Providence College vs. Mercer University

Posted: November 15, 2009 in Pregame
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Opponent: Mercer University Bears / Est. 1833 / Macon, GA / Enrollment: 6,000 / Atlantic Sun ConferenceMercer-University-Logo

Location: The Dunkin’ Donuts Center (Providence, RI)

Date: Sunday, November 15

Time: 2:30 pm

Preview: PC will be taking on the Mercer University Bears in the final game of the World Vision Invitational.  Mercer of the the Atlantic Sun Conference will most likely be PC’s most difficult game.  The Bears are predicted to finish 3rd in their league.  They will be led by returning Atlantic Sun scoring leader, 6’1″ senior James Florence.  Florence is a pre-season Atlantic Sun First-Teamer and is described as an explosive scorer.  The Bears also return the league leader in rebounds in 6’8″ senior, Daniel Emerson.  Emerson is a very athletics team, but is often plagued by turnovers and weak shot selection.  The Bears are coming off two wins over Bucknell and Bryant.

Lowdown: Last game was a little more gritty a little less pretty for PC, but they worked through it and came out on top.  Mercer is the best of the three teams PC will play in the tournament so its really important that they find their shot early and shoot well from the outside throughout the game.  Also, the Friar’s improved defense was essential for keeping them from suffering an upset at the hands of Bucknell.  Another good defensive showing will be in order for PC to take down Mercer and start the season off 3 – 0.

Coverage: Radio WEEI 103.7 FM Providence

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