Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener

Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener

Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 2:47 PM

   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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