MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Shaddean Aaron scored 24 points to lead Mercer over winless Furman Wednesday night.
It was the second straight win for the Bears (3-5), who went through a five-game drought after a season-opening upset of Southern Cal. The win also snapped a five-game losing streak to the Paladins (0-7).
Tied 32-32 at halftime, Mercer outscored Furman 24-9 over the first nine minutes of the second half, beginning with two consecutive 3-pointers by Aaron.
The Paladins got within seven on Justin Dehm's layup at 7:25, but they got no closer.