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And despite a game-high 23 from Gilmore, the Eagles couldn’t keep up with the Colonials, given the shooting woes from Carr and Mercer. Carr finished 1-for-14 with six points, while Mercer had five on 2-for-9 shooting.

“All the shots [Carr] seemed to take, they were all under duress, and they were all pressure shots that they sorta needed,” Hobbs said. “We never allowed him to feel comfortable.”

Wednesday was a continuation of a rough stretch for the backcourt duo, which led AU to its first NCAA tournament appearance last season. During the Eagles’ four-game skid, Carr and Mercer have combined to shoot 27-for-102 from the field and 6-for-44 from 3-point range.