MACON, Ga. -- Langston Hall, who had 13 points and eight assists, led Mercer to an easy 70-44 victory over Alcorn State Monday night.
The Mercer defense stymied Alcorn State (3-7), limiting the Braves to 15 for 62 from the floor. Meanwhile the Bears were hitting 52.3 percent of their floor shots, making 5 of 12 3-point attempts.
White started the scoring with a layup as Mercer quickly jumped out to a 15-2 lead at the 12:37 mark. The Braves closed to 22-18 on an Oakley layup with 3:05 remaining in the first period. Mercer held a 27-20 lead at the half.
Mercer took control in the second half, outscoring Alcorn State 43-24.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.