How's your bracket now?
Former N-G All-State Player of the Year Jabari Parker and his Duke teammates are headed home after a stunning loss to No. 14 seed Mercer today, 78-71.
The Blue Devils join Cincinnati, Ohio State and former UI coach Lon Kruger, now at Oklahoma, as early exits in another wild and wacky NCAA tournament.
Who's left to root for? Check out our list here.
Here's a quick AP story on Duke's loss:
RALEIGH, N.C. — Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71.
Jakob Gollon added 20 points for the 14th-seeded Bears.
The Bears were simply too much for a Duke team with stars Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood.
Mercer scored 11 straight points during the late 20-5 run that clinched the biggest victory in school history. It’s the second one-and-done in three years for the third-seeded Blue Devils.
Mercer won the Atlantic Sun conference championship. That’s the same conference that produced 2013 tournament darling Florida Gulf Coast.
— David Mercer (@DavidMercerAP) March 21, 2014
Just 3.3% of the 11 million Tournament Challenge brackets had Mercer advancing, the lowest percentage of the 14-seeds.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 21, 2014
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2014