Holland drilled 6 of 8 from beyond the arc, making 7 of 10 field-goal attempts. Jelks also had seven assists. Jordan Strawberry added 12 points for the Bears (6-4).
Mercer, coming off a double overtime loss to Memphis last Saturday, spotted Florida A&M the lead before taking control with 11:04 left when Cory Kilby nailed a 3-pointer for a 25-15 lead. Mercer ran out to a 47-31 halftime advantage. The Bears had a run midway of the second period that pushed their lead to 76-50 with 7:37 left.
The rebuilding Wildcats are set to raise the 2018 national championship banner next week -- and also lower expectations for the season to come after multiple NBA departures.
Michigan coach John Beilein can't yell or throw a chest pass yet after his offseason heart surgery, but the coach says he is ready for the upcoming season -- and fully expects to be recovered by that time.
Former Memphis All-American and NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway tipped off his first camp as new coach of the Tigers, and he's "really anxious" to get to work.
|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|