St. Louis hosts Mercer

Mercer (1-2) vs. Saint Louis (3-1)

Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Mercer faces Saint Louis in an early season matchup. Mercer easily beat Life University by 28 at home in its last outing. Saint Louis lost 90-74 at Memphis in its most recent game.

SUPER SENIORS: Mercer’s Felipe Haase, Neftali Alvarez and Jalen Johnson have collectively accounted for 62 percent of all Bears scoring this season.

CREATING OFFENSE: Alvarez has either made or assisted on 46 percent of all Mercer field goals over the last three games. Alvarez has 23 field goals and 15 assists in those games.

STREAK SCORING: Saint Louis has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 103 points while giving up 53.

DID YOU KNOW: The Saint Louis defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 28.3 percent of all possessions, which is the 21st-highest rate in the country. The Mercer offense has turned the ball over on 24.2 percent of its possessions (ranked 319th among Division I teams).


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