MACON, Ga. -- Spencer Dixon scored the game-winning basket with 36 seconds left and Kennesaw State held off Mercer 71-69 on Wednesday night.
Dixon's layup broke a tie and Mercer's James Florence missed a layup with 27 seconds left and a 3-pointer with 3 seconds to play as the Owls (9-12, 4-6 Atlantic Sun Conference) won their third consecutive game.Kennesaw State took a 66-59 lead on Markeith Cummings' layup with 4:51 to play, but Mercer (9-11, 5-5), which has lost three straight, rallied and took a 67-66 lead on Daniel Emerson's layup with 1:42 left.Kurtis Woods' 3-pointer gave the Owls a 69-67 lead before Brian Mills tied the score at 69 with 1:02 left. It was the 15th tie.Cummings finished with 25 points, Dixon scored 13 and LaDaris Green had 12 and 11 rebounds.Emerson scored 18 and had 16 rebounds for Mercer. E.J. Kusnyer scored 16 and Florence added 13 points.