My Bracket Buster: Mercer Shocks Duke in NCAA Tournament First Round Loss 78-71 -- Who Recruited These Guys?

Mercer center Monty Brown shoots over Duke forward Jabari Parker during the first half of an NCAA college basketball second-round game, March 21, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.
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Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far Friday by knocking off 3rd-seeded Duke. The 14th-seeded Bears defeated the Blue Devils 78-71

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — 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.



Harvardís Steve Moundou-Missi dunks against Cincinnati in the second half during the second-round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., March 20, 2014.
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The Bears were simply too much for a Duke team with stars Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood.

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Comment by Valentino Martinez on March 22, 2014 at 11:23am

My bracket, going for a billion, was flying high until this game between Mighty Duke and Mercer.  Oh, the humanity...

Comment by Valentino Martinez on March 26, 2014 at 8:08pm

Applying the George Costanza philosophy of "doing the opposite"  I chose the opposite of what I intended to for the NCAA Basketball Tournament and now stand at:  34/48

Thank you George...

Comment by Valentino Martinez on March 28, 2014 at 1:42am

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Photo: John W. McDonough/SI

Wisconsin 69, Baylor 52

Frank Kaminsky, pictured here stopping a Gary Franklin shot, had six blocks in helping Wisconsin reach the Elite Eight for the third time in school history.



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Comment by Valentino Martinez on March 28, 2014 at 1:46am
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Photo: Greg Nelson/SI
SI's best photos from Thursday's action in the Sweet 16.

Jordan Siebert scored a team-high 18 points as the underdog Flyers -- an 11 seed in this South Region -- reached the Elite Eight for the first time since 1984.



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Comment by Valentino Martinez on March 30, 2014 at 2:13am

Photo credit: John W. McDonough/SI

CLUTCH! - Wisconsin vs. Arizona -- 64-63 in Overtime...

Comment by Valentino Martinez on March 31, 2014 at 2:42am

The spectacular rise, fall and rise again of the UConn Huskies.

Comment by Valentino Martinez on April 14, 2014 at 10:03pm

Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie gestures during a celebration of UConn's championships in the NCAA men's and women's tournaments, at a rally at the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn., on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

TERRIFIC ending for UCONN basketball teams winning...NCAA Tournament 2014: Over 200,000 cheer UConn national championships in men's and women's basketball

http://www.masslive.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/04/ncaa_tournament_20...

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