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StatSheet projects Mercer to be a 17 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Bears are, at this point, on track for an automatic bid, and they will need to win their conference tournament as they're sitting at #138 in the StatSheet StatRank. They have a 20-9 overall record and a 13-3 record in the Atlantic Sun.
During the last four games, Mercer helped itself with wins against Northern Kentucky, Lipscomb, East Tennessee State, and USC Upstate.
Mercer has little experience against top competition, with a 2-2 record against the RPI Top 100 but an 0-1 record against the RPI Top 50 and AP Top 25. While the Bears have no quality wins, they're hampered by seven bad losses including RPI #281 Northern Kentucky, RPI #256 Jacksonville, RPI #342 Kennesaw State, RPI #120 Georgia, and RPI #141 Wake Forest.
The last four teams into the NCAA Tournament with at-large bids are Baylor (16-11, 7-7 Big 12, StatRank #61), Temple (19-8, 8-5 A-10, StatRank #41), La Salle (19-7, 9-4 A-10, StatRank #39), and Southern Miss (21-7, 10-3 C-USA, StatRank #36).
The first four teams out are Alabama (18-9, 10-4 SEC, StatRank #63), St. John's (16-11, 8-7 Big East, StatRank #69), Saint Mary's (24-5, 12-2 West Coast, StatRank #47), and Stanford (16-12, 7-8 Pac 12, StatRank #77).
The next four out are Arkansas (17-10, 8-6 SEC, StatRank #73), Boise State (18-8, 6-6 Mountain West, StatRank #45), Maryland (19-8, 7-7 ACC, StatRank #67), and Virginia (19-8, 9-5 ACC, StatRank #75).
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