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Mercer 63, Kennesaw 66 ---FINAL
It's no longer necessary to give a remaining ASUN game the title of "huge game" or "must win". These tags are understood by all involved.

Kennesaw (11-12, 6-6) enters the game 7th in the ASUN standings. No longer are they on the bubble of #8. North Florida currently holds that honor.

Mercer (11-11, 7-5) is in a 3-way tie for 4th in the ASUN standings, however, MU holds wins over the teams they are tied with.

Kennesaw got the best of Mercer when the teams met in Macon. Since then Mercer has ripped off two convincing wins. It should be noted though that Kennesaw has blown through opponents and is on a 5 game win streak. The implications are obvious -- MU wins and they continue to climb back up the ladder; Kennesaw wins and all of a sudden the Georgia teams are tied, and moving in different directions.

If this game were handicapped, Mercer would no doubt be a favorite. Take into account Kennesaw's hot streak and the fact that it's on their home floor... then Mercer is a favorite by the slimmest of margins (on paper). Kennesaw is a young team, Mercer is not. That's the difference in my opinion.
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RE: Mercer @ Kennesaw ---Thursday
(02-03-2010 02:08 PM)MercerFan Wrote:  It's no longer necessary to give a remaining ASUN game the title of "huge game" or "must win". These tags are understood by all involved.

Kennesaw (11-12, 6-6) enters the game 7th in the ASUN standings. No longer are they on the bubble of #8. North Florida currently holds that honor.

Mercer (11-11, 7-5) is in a 3-way tie for 4th in the ASUN standings, however, MU holds wins over the teams they are tied with.

Kennesaw got the best of Mercer when the teams met in Macon. Since then Mercer has ripped off two convincing wins. It should be noted though that Kennesaw has blown through opponents and is on a 5 game win streak. The implications are obvious -- MU wins and they continue to climb back up the ladder; Kennesaw wins and all of a sudden the Georgia teams are tied, and moving in different directions.

If this game were handicapped, Mercer would no doubt be a favorite. Take into account Kennesaw's hot streak and the fact that it's on their home floor... then Mercer is a favorite by the slimmest of margins (on paper). Kennesaw is a young team, Mercer is not. That's the difference in my opinion.

I don't understand how you could say this considering the past 2 weeks of basketball. I think the game would be a pickem. You have more experience, but our winning streak plus the fact that we just beat you at your place would help us. I think either team could win this game. It should be a great game.
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RE: Mercer @ Kennesaw ---Thursday
Yes I'm looking forward to it! Florence is due for a breakout game.
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RE: Mercer @ Kennesaw ---Thursday
I hope we can contain him like we did last time. I think that your team will be better prepared for our zone this time. Florence made a lot of mistakes last time.
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RE: Mercer @ Kennesaw ---Thursday
That full court pressure kennesaw used was the whole game. It just destroyed us forcing bad decisions.... U know ksu is bringing that out tonight
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RE: Mercer @ Kennesaw ---Thursday
Yeah, we have gotten a lot better with our press in the last 2 weeks. I think when we played Campbell it really opened our coach's eyes to what the constant pressure can do to a team. We tried it out in our next game, and our players really responded. Hopefully it will work great tonight!
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RE: Mercer 26, Kennesaw 30 ---Half
Mercer down 4 at the half.

They started off great... Kusnyer is killing them, which happens sometimes. The two guys off the bench Pikanikas (spelling??) and o'shaugnessy (spelling??) just don't belong. Maybe someday, but right now they are fish out of water and that's the difference right now.
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RE: Mercer 26, Kennesaw 30 ---Half
These KSU announcers are growing on my nerves. It's as if I'm next to a drunk fan that's just badgering everyone. The last play I have no idea what happened except that they wanted an intentional foul called!? On who? What's the score??

Oh and listening to how Florence pushed off for 30 seconds was fun!

Great game, gonna be a good finish. I want my announcer back.
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RE: Mercer 26, Kennesaw 30 ---Half
Oh yea and Kennesaw is DESTROYING Mercer on the boards. It's a lot of long rebounds on terrible shots, but still. 21 offensive rebounds SO FAR for KSU, and they only lead by 2. Do the math!
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RE: Mercer 63, Kennesaw 66 ---FINAL
Kusnyer doesn't have it, I'm convinced. This was a season defining game and the big players showed up (all the starters but him). I would like to see Hall in the lineup, Kusnyer off the bench with Moore. Moore is looking fantastic. I'd also like to see more of Brendan Walker. He's actually a good player. Pikanikus and oshaugnessy just aren't d1 talent and you can say they cost us the game, especially pikanikus.

I officially hate Kennesaw even more. I can't stand the announcers or the coach. I'm glad you guys had such a nice crowd and I'm also really happy Mercer traveled their cheerleaders, mascot, and the big brick. Hope they do that every year. Congrats on the win and passing Mercer in the standings. Kennesaw wanted it more.
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