We beat Mercer the way that good teams do. We ratcheted up the defensive pressure in the second half. We took the ball to the basket and got their big man in foul trouble. We started hitting a few free throws. We got reasonably balanced scoring.
Make no mistake about it. Mercer has a good team. They are well coached. in fact,
I wish we had a couple of their big guys. But the development of their center indicates that it can be done. If you start with size and athleticism and coach up footwork and a strong jump hook, you might end up with a center that really contributes.
Good win for the Dawgs.