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Mercer in NCAA tourney for 1st time since 1985

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By GEORGE HENRY
Associated Press

MACON, Ga. (AP) - The Mercer Bears don't know what the NCAA tournament selection committee has in store for them.

Either way, Langston Hall says Mercer is already a winner.

That's because Hall, the Atlantic Sun Conference player of the year, joined five other seniors have led the Bears to the tournament for the first time since 1985.

Excitement is building in Macon, where Mercer will host a campus event Sunday to celebrate the season and watch the 6 p.m. selection show.

The Bears (26-8) are hoping for a No. 13 or 14 seed, but sixth-year senior forward Jakob Gollon says they won't mind being farther down the bracket. A victory last week at Florida Gulf Coast, last year's Sweet Sixteen surprise, proves that Mercer is ready to play on a national stage.

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