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Mercer forward Jakob Gollon (20) celebrates a basket against Duke during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Mercer Shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA Tourney Opener



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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