2014 NCAA March Madness Bracket Busters: Mercer Ousts Duke, Jabari Parker, 78-71 [SLIDESHOW]

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  • Underdog Bears Celebrate
    Most brackets busted after Mercer's upset of #3 Duke, 78-71
  • Busted Prospects
    Duke was the more touted team but Mercer shot better from the field in this game, 55.6% to Duke's 35.6%. NBA Prospect Jabari Parker missed 10-of-14 shots for only 14 markers.
  • Rinse and Repeat
    This is second straight year that an Atlantic Sun Conference team has won a NCAA Tournament game. Last year, 15th seed Florida Gulf Coast advanced to the Sweet Sixteen
  • Huge Upset, Big Dance
    14th seed Mercer joins six other double-digits seeded teams to the next round
  • Bears Bench
    Ike Nwamu came off the bench to play 23 minutes and score 11 points for Mercer.
  • Grin and Bear It
    Langston Hall finished with 11 points and 5 assists for the Bears
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#BeatDuke was the popular hashtag before the Mercer Bears took on the Duke Blue Devils. Not only it is viral now but also a reality after Mercer defeated Duke, 78-71 in the Round of 64 of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

Surprisingly, it was the Bears who shot the ball better despite playing with a pro-Duke crowd. Jakob Gollon top-scored for Mercer with 20 points and four others scored in double-figures.

Duke hit 15 three-pointers in this one but collapsed inside the final five minutes of the game. They had a five-point lead with 4:53 to go but Mercer unleashed a 20-8 run to end the game.

View the slideshow for more stats and facts in the Mercer-Duke game.

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