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Brackets destroyed! Mercer dumps Duke

RALEIGH, NC (WALB) -

The Mercer Bears from Macon, Georgia have staged one of  the biggest sports upset since Appalachian State beat Michigan in Ann Arbor in football.

The Bears beat Duke 78  to 71 in the NCAA basketball tournament.

Duke's mighty Blue Devils of the ACC, were favored over Mercer by 13.5 points.

Mercer is from the Atlantic Sun Conference, and is the only representative in the NCAA tournament from the conference.

The Bears are a senior-laden team, and Duke could not score near the basket with most of the their points coming from beyond the arc.

Mercer was undefeated this year when holding their opponents to under 75 points. This was Mercer's first NCAA tournament win. They will play either Tennessee or UMASS next.

 

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