Nwamu leads Mercer over Samford 80-56
Nwamu made all three of his 3-pointers in the first half when the Bears took a 40-26 lead. Both teams shot 44 percent in the half but Mercer made 13 of 16 free throws to 1 of 4 for Samford.
Christen Cunningham's 3-pointer with 16:41 left in the game cut Samford's deficit to 11, but that was as close the Bulldogs would get as Mercer's lead would grow to as many as 29 points.
Marcus Johnson scored 11 points and Cunningham 10 for Samford (7-14, 0-8), which has lost six straight games.