Rivers, who was 9 of 12 from the floor, surpassed the 1,000-point mark in his career. He has totaled 1,010 points. Cummings drained 5 of 8 from beyond the arc. Desmond Ringer added 14 points for Mercer (16-13, 9-7), which embarked on its current win streak after losing four in a row and currently holds fifth place in the conference standings.
The Bears trailed early but took the lead for good when Rivers made three straight free throws for a 30-28 advantage with 4:27 left in the first half. They finished that period on a 12-5 run to take a 42-33 lead into the break. Mercer won the second half 39-31.
Mercer shot 56 percent (28 of 50) from the floor, while limiting the Catamounts to 24-of-52 shooting (46 percent), Mercer also made five more from distance, nailing 11 of 20.
Marc Gosselin scored 14 to lead Western Carolina (12-17, 7-9), which lost its fourth straight game.
LSU's Will Wade and Skylar Mays speak on the impact Sims had and how they'll play to remember him.
Georgia head coach Tom Crean discusses the challenge of fostering a new culture in his first year with the Bulldogs.
Bulldogs head coach Tom Crean and senior Derek Ogbeide talk about the new atmosphere in Athens and their expectations for the upcoming season.