GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Clay Mounce had a career-high 27 points as Furman narrowly beat Mercer 83-80 on Saturday. Noah Gurley added 23 points for the Paladins.

Mike Bothwell had 15 points and six steals for Furman (8-3, 2-0 Southern Conference), which earned its sixth straight home victory.

Ross Cummings had 22 points for the Bears (7-3, 0-2). Maciej Bender added 14 points and eight rebounds. James Glisson III had 13 points.

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