MACON, Ga. (AP) - Ria'n Holland had 24 points and Stephon Jelks added 12 with 10 rebounds as Mercer thumped Florida A&M 82-64 on Saturday. 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.
ATLANTA (AP) - Isaiah Williams and Jeff Thomas each scored 15 points and Georgia State fought off Montana at the end for a 71-68 win on Saturday. Montana (5-4) rallied to tie it at 68 with 70 seconds left on Jamar Akoh's tip-in, but the Grizzlies missed their final three shots, including Ahmaad Rorie's 3-point attempt as time expired. Devin Mitchell made two free throws and Malik Benlevi made 1 of 2 and Georgia State (6-3) held on. The free throws served as the Panthers' only points in the last two minutes.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Quinndary Weatherspoon had a season-high 22 points and Mississippi State remained undefeated with a 95-62 victory Saturday over Division II North Georgia at Humphrey Coliseum. Weatherspoon was 8 of 11 from the field and made all four of his 3 point attempts. Mississippi State (8-0) now is just one of seven undefeated teams in the Division I ranks. Aric Holman had 13 points for the Bulldogs while Lamar Peters and KeyShawn Feazell each had 11. Lanre Olatunji was the lone player in double digits for North Georgia (2-5) and he finished with 10 points.
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Tookie Brown had 32 points, just two shy of his career high, to lead Georgia Southern to a 102-91 win over Savannah State on Saturday. Brown, who nailed 5 of 8 from distance, easily eclipsed his season average of 15 points a game. Brown also dished out six assists, which leaves him just 15 away from 300 for his career. Georgia Southern (7-2), which started the season with five-straight victories before dropping games to Towson and Bradley by a total of seven points, has now won two consecutive games.
ATLANTA (AP) - Orlando leading scorer Aaron Gordon will miss the game against the Hawks because of a concussion, further draining the short-handed Magic. The 6-foot-9 Gordon, averaging 18.5 points per game, was injured Friday as the Magic lost to Denver. Mario Hezonja will start in Gordon's spot Saturday night. The Magic might also be missing backup point guard D.J. Augustin, who has a bruised thigh. Orlando is already without guard Evan Fournier (sprained ankle), a guard averaging 18.3 points, guard/forward Terrence Ross (sprained knee, leg fracture) and rookie forward Jonathan Isaac (sprained ankle).
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