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How Mercer pulled off the upset

Bears came to play, while Duke's reliance on outside shooting backfired.

Updated: March 21, 2014, 4:33 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

There are a number of factors that lead to upset city in the Big Dance. Duke found that out on Friday in Raleigh.

The 14th-seeded Mercer Bears stunned the Blue Devils 78-71. Give Bob Hoffman's team a lot of credit for rallying from a 63-58 deficit with under five minutes left to pull off the upset.

There is so much parity in college basketball today. The lower-seeded teams are very competitive. Look at Harvard and North Dakota State on Thursday, and now Mercer. They ...

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