KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) Maciej Bender had a career-high 21 points and Mercer beat Kennesaw State 81-71 on Tuesday.

Ross Cummings had 15 points for Mercer (7-1), Leon Ayers III added 15 points and Felipe Haase had 11 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

Spencer Rodgers had 20 points for the Owls (3-5). Terrell Burden added 17 points. Chris Youngblood had 10 points.

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