Mercer 71, Lipscomb 65
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)
After Lipscomb's Malcolm Smith made a layup to draw the game to its fourth tie, 27-27, Hall converted two free throws that sparked a 16-5 run for the Bears.
Hall had eight points during the run and Smith added a 3-pointer.
Mercer (13-9, 6-3) shot 34.8 percent (8 of 23) in the first half but hit 11 of 16 after intermission en route to its third win in four games.
Deonte Alexander's 20 points led Lipscomb (8-12, 3-6), which made 9 of 31 second-half shots.