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Finale lacked big names

...Recent title games have had headline players who would go on to be NBA lottery picks in a matter of months. There was Ron Mercer of Kentucky last season and his former teammate Antoine Walker the year before. Ed O'Bannon of UCLA squared off against...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/31/oth_225220.shtml
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Overtime

...Turkoglu to the Spurs, who traded forward Danny Ferry to Indiana. In addition, San Antonio got well-traveled guard Ron Mercer from the Pacers. High schools Council announces several area events The Greater Augusta Sports Council announced Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/25/oth_382170.shtml
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Magic 106, Celtics 99

...quarter. Hardaway had seven of his 24 in the spurt Orlando put together after falling behind early in the fourth quarter. Ron Mercer led Boston with 29 points. Paul Pierce had 23, but Antoine Walker was held to 12 on 5-for-13 shooting after scoring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/06/nba_258347.shtml
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Gamecocks place three players on all-SEC team

...Macy and center Rick Robey on the all-SEC first team. The other 1996-97 first-teamers were SEC player of the year Ron Mercer of Kentucky and Ansu Sesay of Western Division champion Mississippi. "I think it is a tribute to our team, turning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/03/04/oth_204854.shtml
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Barnes, Prince claim top Coaches' SEC honors

...titles, earning Player of the Year honors. He becomes the first Kentucky player to win the honor since Tony Delk and Ron Mercer won back-to-back awards in 1996 and 1997, respectively. Prince also was named first team All-SEC along with Alabama's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/06/nca_305447.shtml
College basketball
Bucks edge Celtics

...Curry rebounded for Milwaukee. The Bucks then inbounded and dribbled out the clock. Paul Pierce scored 21 points, Ron Mercer added 18 and Kenny Anderson had 11 assists for the Celtics. Boston went on a 6-0 run in the final two minutes of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/03/nba_258068.shtml
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Knicks romp past Celtics

...winning streak New York had over Boston. The Celtics have lost seven of their last eight games and nine out of 10. Ron Mercer scored 19 points and Antoine Walker and Vitaly Potapenko added 14 to lead the Celtics, who dropped to 3-12 on the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/21/nba_256850.shtml
NBA
Wildcats' rallies help team to title

...comeback, in essence, started after last year's team lost to Arizona in the championship game. All-American forward Ron Mercer turned pro and coach Rick Pitino no longer could withstand the lure of an NBA return. Athletic director C.M. Newton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/01/oth_225280.shtml
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Triumphs by Wildcats set the stage

...35-4) blew a 10-point lead but managed to beat Minnesota 78-69 behind a second-half surge. All-America forward Ron Mercer led the Big Blue with 19 points despite missing 14 of 21 shots. For Arizona it's the first-ever trip to the NCAA...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/03/30/oth_206118.shtml
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Hawks win third in a row

...basket the one thing to do was go up strong. It's the first time I can remember having a winning shot by a dunk." Ron Mercer, whose hanging jumper with 11 seconds left gave the Bulls a 79-78 lead, had a chance to win the game. But he missed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/16/nba_326670.shtml
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