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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

March Madness is underway and so are the upsets.

The biggest so far involved the only Georgia team in the tournament. Number 14 Mercer took down number 3 Duke 78 to 71 this afternoon.

Albany lawyer and Mercer alum Michael Meyer Von Bremen watched the game with fellow fans.

"On the way to work today I got every green light on the way and I just said, something is in the air. And of course that had nothing to do with it, but as I'm watching the game I said if Mercer can be within five at the half, they're going to do it and they were down by one. And then they came out in the second half and they just put it together."

He says he's been cheering for the Bears for more than 30 years and is happy this day has come.

"We're very proud. There's a big mercer group of alumni here in Southwest Georgia area and I think all of us will be watching a little more basketball now."

Mercer will take on Tennessee in their next game Sunday.

 

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