The only loss for Mercer (8-1) this season was at Davidson 77-71. This is the Bears best record since joining Division I in 1973 and the program's top overall since going 9-1 during the 1966-67 season.
Mercer was ahead 36-17 at the break and won the second half 32-26. The Bears controlled the floor, hitting 22 of 45 (48.9%) field goal attempts while limiting Alcorn State to 13-of-46 (28.3%) shooting. Mercer also won the rebound battle 37-23. The Bears picked up 26 points in the paint while holding Alcorn State to 16.