The Mercer Bears men's basketball team represents Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Southern Conference. They are currently led by head coach Greg Gary and play their home games at Hawkins Arena.
The Bears won the 2012 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, defeating Utah State in the championship game; the victory was the first postseason championship won by a team from the Atlantic Sun Conference.
Mercer's biggest win occurred at the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, where they beat third-seed Duke in the second round.
The Hawkins Arena is the basketball arena on the campus of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, United States. The arena is located in the University Center, a large multi-purpose facility centrally located on the university campus.
The University Center opened in 2004. The $40 million, 230,000-square-foot center, houses Mercer's athletics department, a 3,500-seat basketball arena, an indoor pool, work-out facilities, intramural basketball courts, offices, a food court, and numerous meeting facilities. Mercer's baseball and softball fields are located adjacent to the center along with the university's tennis complex and football-lacrosse complex Moye Complex.