Nwamu returned to his hometown, having played high school basketball at Westchester Country Day. He was 4 of 10 from the field, with three 3-pointers.
Phillip Leonard, Jibri Bryan and Stephon Jelks had 10 apiece for Mercer (7-8, 2-0 Southern Conference). Leonard had seven of Mercer's 16 assists and Bryan grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Bears to a 32-22 advantage on the glass.
Mercer closed the first half on a 10-2 run to take a 33-25 lead. The Bears were 5 of 10 from 3-point range in the first half and finished 11 of 20.