The Mercer women's basketball team will host Austin Peay in a home game on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET. This is the fourth meeting between the two schools, with Austin Peay winning two of the previous matchups. Austin Peay is coming off a successful 2022-23 season and currently has a record of 3-4. Mercer, on the other hand, has a record of 2-7. The game will take place at Hawkins Arena in Macon, Georgia and will be broadcasted on ESPN+.

Why It Matters

This game is important for both teams as they look to improve their records and build momentum early in the season. For Mercer, a win against Austin Peay would help them gain confidence and boost team morale. Austin Peay will be aiming to continue their success from last season and demonstrate their strength against a non-conference opponent.

By the Numbers
  • Austin Peay's record: 3-4
  • Mercer's record: 2-7
  • Austin Peay's scoring defense: 60.3 points per game
  • Austin Peay's field goal percentage: 43.9%
State of Play
  • Mercer is coming off a loss against Charlotte, where they couldn't overcome a 14-point first half deficit.
  • Mackenzie Johnson led the Bears with a season-high 21 points in the last game.
  • Mercer head coach Susie Gardner previously served as head coach at Austin Peay for seven seasons.
Bottom Line

The game between Mercer and Austin Peay is an opportunity for both teams to showcase their skills and compete for a victory. The outcome of this matchup could have implications for the rest of their respective seasons.