Who? Mercer Bears Slam Dunk Duke

Mar 21, 2014 2:44pm
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If you picked Duke in your NCAA bracket, their underdog opponents, Mercer, are the bad news Bears.

Talk about madness! The men of Mercer University just upset the Duke Blue Devils by a final score of 78-71.

But where did the team seeded 14th on its bracket come from? And how did they come out to beat Duke, their bracket’s third seed?

For those who’ve never heard of the Mercer Bears, the team hails from Georgia, and is the only team to represent that state at the big dance this year.

The Bears haven’t made the NCAA tournament since 1985, but the squad, led by coach Bob Hoffman, looks to be the new dark horse in the competition.

The Bears average 79.5 points and 38 rebounds per game and shoot 47.5 percent from the field, according to NCAA.com.

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