MACON, Ga. -- Ria'n Holland had 19 points to lead all five Mercer starters in double figures as the Bears rolled to an 86-58 victory over Jackson State on Tuesday night.
The Bears, who led by just five at the break, 43-38, dominated in the second half, opening the period with a 32-8 run.
Holland grabbed six rebounds with five assists and five steals for Mercer (2-1).
The Bears never trailed but could not break free of Jackson State until Desmond Ringer hit a jumper to start a 13-4 run in the second half and the Tigers never recovered, scoring only 20 points in the final period while Mercer had 43.
Maurice Rivers had 19 point for the Tigers (1-1).
La Salle hits 14 3s, holds off Fordham 73-71
Pookie Powell made the last of La Salle's season-high 14 3-pointers with 35 seconds remaining to help the Explorers hold off Fordham for a 73-71 victory on Wednesday night.
Blocks on both ends prevent go-ahead buckets
Tennessee's Grant Williams and Vanderbilt's Aaron Nesmith have huge blocks for their teams, sending the game to overtime.
Clevon Brown made Dunk. Assisted by Saben Lee.
C. Brown made Dunk. Assisted by S. Lee.