East Tennessee State struggled, but in the end the Bucs’ losing streak continued.
Mercer retired in the last minute for a 76-73 victory over ETSU in a Southern Conference women’s basketball. game Saturday at Brooks Gym. The Bears hung on after the ETSU erased an 11-point deficit to enter the fourth quarter.
The Bucs’ sixth straight loss left them 3-15 overall, 1-10 in the league. They finished the SoCon regular season in eighth place and will face seeded Samford in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament Thursday at noon.
The tournament is played at Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville, North Carolina.
Mercer improved to 16-6, 10-3 and won second place in the tournament. The Bears will open the tournament against …
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