Smith capped a 14-4 Mercer run with a 3-pointer and a three-point play that gave the Bears a 23-13 lead with 6:35 left before halftime.
Mercer led 29-17 at halftime and continued to increase its lead in the second half. The Bears shot 47.9 percent (23 of 48) for the game while holding Kennesaw State (2-20, 1-9) to 27.8 percent (15 of 54).
Jakob Gollun added 13 points for Mercer.
No Kennesaw State player scored in double figures. Markeith Cummings, the Atlantic Sun’s leading scorer, returned after missing two games by coach’s decision. He didn’t start and finished with five points.