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14-Seed Mercer Sends No. 3 Duke Packing From NCAA Tournament

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71. Jakob Gollon added 20 points for the 14th-seeded Bears (27-8).

The Atlantic Sun champions - the same league that produced 2013 tournament darling Florida Gulf Coast - shot 56 percent.

The Bears were simply too much for a Duke team with stars Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood. Mercer scored 11 straight points during the late 20-5 run that clinched the biggest victory in school history. It's the second one-and-done in three years for the third-seeded Blue Devils.


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