Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • MER 55.6
    • 35.5 DUKE
  • Three Point %

    • MER 38.5
    • 40.5 DUKE
  • Turnovers

    • MER 8
    • 12 DUKE
  • Rebounds

    • MER 27
    • 35 DUKE

Game Information

PNC Arena
,
Coverage: CBS
  • Raleigh, North Carolina 27699
  • Line: DUKE -10.5
Capacity: 19722
Referees: Gerry Pollard, Don Daily, Tom O'Neill
3/22/2014 ESPN.com news services

Bedeviled: 14 seed Mercer knocks off Duke

Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71.

CBS12T
Mercer344478
Duke353671

Game Flow

MER
DUKE
0:00 - 2nd Half

MER

78

DUKE

71

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • Anthony White Jr. made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Jakob Gollon.
  • Ike Nwamu made Jumper.
  • Jakob Gollon missed Layup.
  • Kevin Canevari missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Ike Nwamu missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Daniel Coursey made Dunk. Assisted by Jakob Gollon.
  • Jakob Gollon missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Daniel Coursey missed Jumper.
  • Bud Thomas made Jumper.
  • Ike Nwamu made Layup. Assisted by Daniel Coursey.
  • Daniel Coursey made Layup. Assisted by Jakob Gollon.
  • Daniel Coursey made Layup. Assisted by Langston Hall.
  • Jakob Gollon made Layup.
  • Daniel Coursey missed Layup.
  • Bud Thomas missed Layup.
  • Darious Moten missed Three Point Jumper.
  • T.J. Hallice missed Layup.
  • Daniel Coursey made Jumper. Assisted by Langston Hall.
  • Daniel Coursey missed Jumper.
  • Anthony White Jr. made Two Point Tip Shot.
  • Jakob Gollon made Layup. Assisted by Langston Hall.
  • Jakob Gollon missed Jumper.
  • Daniel Coursey made Jumper.
  • Daniel Coursey made Layup. Assisted by Langston Hall.
  • Rasheed Sulaimon made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Tyler Thornton.
  • Rasheed Sulaimon made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Tyler Thornton.
  • Rodney Hood missed Jumper.
  • Rodney Hood missed Jumper.
  • Jabari Parker missed Two Point Tip Shot.
  • Rasheed Sulaimon missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Andre Dawkins missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Quinn Cook made Three Point Jumper.
  • Quinn Cook made Layup.
  • Andre Dawkins missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Quinn Cook made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Rodney Hood.
  • Jabari Parker missed Jumper.
  • Rasheed Sulaimon made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Rodney Hood.
  • Jabari Parker missed Jumper.
  • Amile Jefferson missed Two Point Tip Shot.
  • Jabari Parker missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Matt Jones missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Rasheed Sulaimon missed Layup.
  • Amile Jefferson made Layup.
  • Rodney Hood made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Quinn Cook.
  • Jabari Parker missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Jabari Parker made Layup. Assisted by Amile Jefferson.
  • Quinn Cook made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Amile Jefferson.
  • Rasheed Sulaimon missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Amile Jefferson missed Jumper.
  • Quinn Cook made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Tyler Thornton.
  • Jabari Parker missed Jumper.
  • Rasheed Sulaimon made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Rodney Hood.
  • Rodney Hood missed Layup.
  • Quinn Cook made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Rodney Hood.
  • Quinn Cook made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Rodney Hood.
  • Rodney Hood missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Rasheed Sulaimon missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Jabari Parker missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Andre Dawkins missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Rasheed Sulaimon made Jumper.
  • Rasheed Sulaimon missed Jumper.
  • Rasheed Sulaimon missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Rasheed Sulaimon missed Three Point Jumper.
  • Quinn Cook made Three Point Jumper.

Research Notes

  • Coach K is the 4th coach to lose to both a 14 seed AND a 15 seed (lost to Lehigh in 2012). The others are John Thompson III, Eddie Folger, Lute Olson.

  • Duke is the only team in NCAA Tournament history with 5 losses to double digit seeds as a top 3 seed.

  • Duke now has four losses in the Round of 64.

  • Mike Krzyzewski has now lost five games to double-digit seeds, tied for the most by any coach in NCAA Tournament history.

  • Duke scored a season-low 10 points in the paint Thursday and was outscored by 16 points in the paint. The Blue Devils finished the season 4-4 in games that they were outscored by 10 or more points in the paint. Their starting frontcourt (Rodney Hood, Jabari Parker, Amile Jefferson) was a combined 4-of-16 shooting in the paint.

  • Mercer's upset of Duke Friday marks the second straight year that an Atlantic Sun Conference team has won a Men's Basketball Championship game. Florida Gulf Coast advanced to the Sweet 16 as a 15 seed last year.This is the first time that the Atlantic Sun has had teams win Men's Basketball Championship games in consecutive years. Including the A-Sun's years as the Trans-America Athletic Conference, only Arkansas-Little Rock (1986), College of Charleston (1997) and Georgia State (2001) had won tourney games while representing the league prior to last year.

  • Duke Losses to Double-Digit Seeds - Under Mike Krzyzewski

    SeedLost To
    2014314 Mercer*
    2012215 Lehigh*
    2007611 VCU*
    1997210 Providence
    1985311 Boston College
    *In Round of 64

  • Compared to many of the best-known metrics out there, BPI had given the Mercer Bears the best chance to beat Duke in this game... (12.6%).KenPom.com gave Mercer an 11% chance... Nate Silver's 538 model gave them 7% chance... Las Vegas odds gave them about a 6% chance... and just 3.3% of 11 million fans on ESPN.com's Bracket Challenge had picked them to advance.

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