"It really hurt last year," Gollon said. "We thought last year was our year. ... But we knew that coming back in here and cutting these ones down might be a good last chapter to the story that we've written thus far."
Mercer tops FGCU in A-Sun final, 68-60 →
When Mercer lost at Florida Gulf Coast on Feb. 21, Gollon said the Bears figured they would be back in Fort Myers for the title game, and their chance at avenging the hurt of a year ago.