WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – In a major March Madness upset, the Mercer Bears defeated the Duke Blue Devils 78-71 in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday.
Mercer, a 14-seed, beating three-seeded Duke is perhaps the biggest upset of the entire first two days of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
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Outside of the school’s National Championship in 2010, Duke is beginning to develop a reputation of opening round letdowns.
The most recent occurrence came in 2012, when Duke was knocked out 75-70 in the early going by 15-seeded Lehigh.
In 2007, Duke lost 79-77 to 11-seeded VCU.