Holland drilled 6 of 8 from beyond the arc, making 7 of 10 field-goal attempts. Jelks also had seven assists. Jordan Strawberry added 12 points for the Bears (6-4).
Mercer, coming off a double overtime loss to Memphis last Saturday, spotted Florida A&M the lead before taking control with 11:04 left when Cory Kilby nailed a 3-pointer for a 25-15 lead. Mercer ran out to a 47-31 halftime advantage. The Bears had a run midway of the second period that pushed their lead to 76-50 with 7:37 left.
Strickland lifts Portland St. over Idaho St. 99-93
Deante Strickland had a career-high 20 points as Portland State got past Idaho State 99-93 on Thursday night.
Morgan, Brown help Seattle break 4-game skid, top UMKC 69-64
Terrell Brown scored 21 points, Morgan Means 18 and neither missed from the free throw line in the last 24 seconds as Seattle held off UMKC 69-64 in a game that saw 10 ties and 11 lead changes Thursday night.
McGhee lifts Austin Peay past SE Missouri 83-70
Jabari McGhee tallied 18 points and 19 rebounds to carry Austin Peay to an 83-70 win over Southeast Missouri on Thursday night.
|North Carolina A&T||9-3||2||14-12|
|North Carolina Central||8-5||3.5||13-14|
|South Carolina State||5-7||6||7-21|