Mercer gets past Tulane in 71-61 win
Mercer shot 52 percent from the field on 48 attempts and controlled the boards 38-23. Jelks also had 10 rebounds.
Trailing by a point midway through the first half, Mercer took control with a 19-2 run that included a 3-pointer from Jelks and stretched across both sides of the break to make it 35-19 with 17:51 left to play. The Bears hung on to the lead the rest of the way.