The Citadel Bulldogs (10-21, 5-13 SoCon) will look to end a four-game losing streak when they take on the Mercer Bears (13-18, 6-12 SoCon) on March 3, 2023 at Harrah’s Cherokee Center .

On Saturday, Mercer defeated Citadel 72-50 led by Luis Hurtado by 12 points. Stephen Clark was the losing team’s top scorer with 14 points.

When is Mercer vs. Citadel and when does it start?

This matchup between the Bears and Bulldogs begins Friday, March 3, 2023. Expect the opening tip at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Where to watch Mercer vs Citadel?

The Bears and Bulldogs will take to the floor for this encounter at Harrah’s Cherokee Center on March 3rd and if you want to watch the game live, get your tickets from Vivid Seats now!

What channel is the game on?

You can watch this game live on ESPN+.

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Match preview Mercer Bears vs Citadel Bulldogs

Mercer stats, odds and insights

Mercer outperforms his opponents by 1.6 points per game with a +47 aggregate rating difference. It scores 69.2 points per game (248th place in college basketball) and loses 67.6 points per game (106th place in college basketball).

The Bears’ 69.2 point average is 5.3 fewer than the Bulldogs allow.

Mercer hits 6.1 three-pointers per game (ranked 313th in college basketball) at a rate of 34.5% (ranked 175th in college basketball), compared to the 5.9 his opponents score while he’s 33.5 % shoots from beyond the arc.

The Bears are averaging 72.5 points per game at home this season, up 5.6 points from their away game (66.9).

Mercer has seen a drop in scoring lately, averaging 67.3 points per game in its last 10 competitions, down 1.9 points from the 69.2 it has achieved this season.

Citadel stats, odds and insights

Citadel scores 68.3 points per game (270th place in college basketball) and loses 74.5 points per game (304th place in college basketball). It has a point difference of -191 and was beaten at 6.2 points per game.

The Bulldogs average 68.3 points, just 0.7 more than the 67.6 the Bears concede.

Citadel is knocking down 7.4 threes per game (191st in college basketball) at a rate of 33.1% (249th in college basketball), compared to his opponents’ 7.9, who have a 33.9% from beyond shoot the bow.

The Bulldogs are scoring 70.6 points per game at home and 65.5 away.

Citadel has averaged 65.8 points per game in their last 10 games, down 2.5 points from their season average of 68.3.

Bears key players to watch

bear leader
Surname gp PTS REB ASST STL BLACK 3 PM
Jalyn McCreary 31 15.2 5.5 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.0
Kamar Robertson 27 10.9 2.4 1.5 1.0 0.3 1.5
Shawn Walker 30 8.8 2.4 1.9 0.7 0.1 1.2
Luis Hurtado 30 7.4 4.0 3.3 0.4 0.1 0.6
Michael Zanoni 31 6.2 2.2 0.5 0.3 0.0 1.1

Bulldogs Key Players to Watch

Bulldogs leader
Surname gp PTS REB ASST STL BLACK 3 PM
Stephen Clark 31 16.6 6.5 2.8 0.9 1.8 0.4
Austin Ash 30 15.2 4.6 1.7 1.0 0.1 3.4
Elijah Morgan 31 7.7 3.1 2.2 1.7 0.0 1.3
Madison Durr 31 7.4 3.3 2.1 0.4 0.0 0.4
JacksonPrice 23 6.7 2.3 0.3 0.3 0.1 1.0

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