KENNESAW -- Langston Hall pumped in 20 points, including four straight free throws in the final seconds, as Mercer maintained its one-game lead atop the A-Sun by scoring a 75-68 win at Kennesaw State on Friday night.
The Bears and second-place Florida Gulf Coast both have clinched spots in the conference tournament.
Myles Hamilton gave the Owls the lead with a pair of free throws with 3:25 left in the game to make it 66-64, but Darious Motens three-point play put Mercer back in front for good and the Bears padded the lead from the free-throw line in the final minute.
Bud Thomas scored 16 points and Monty Brown and Moten added 12 and 10 points, respectively, for Mercer (19-6, 10-2 A-Sun).
Yonel Brown scored 12 points off the bench to lead Kennesaw State (4-21, 1-11). Orlando Coleman and Delbert Love added 10 points each.
The Bears, who have won nine of their past 10 games, are off until facing Lipscomb on Thursday night in Macon. Four of the Bears final six regular-season games are at home.