The Mercer men's basketball team is headed to the postseason for the fifth straight year, and it has an opponent for the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
Mercer will play Tuesday at Coastal Carolina with Coastal Carolina making the announcement on its website Friday. The Bears are 19-14. The Chanticleers, who play in the Big South Conference, are 18-11.
It marks the Bears' second appearance in the CIT, and they won the tournament championship after the 2011-12 season, beating Utah State for the title. Since then, Mercer has played in the NIT (2013), the NCAA Tournament (2014) and the College Basketball Invitational (2015). The Bears went 1-1 in each of those tournaments.
Mercer is the only program in the country to record wins in all four postseason tournaments in the past four years.