How's your bracket now?

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.

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crackerman wrote on March 21, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Love it! Duke goes down with parker! Jabari should have stayed home at Illinois. Takes his one & done (i'm assuming) game to Duke only to come up empty, no regular season conference title, no conference tournament title, & no NCAA tournament title! Just goes to show that all the McDonald's All-Americans on one team don't amount to crap! I hope Vitale is somewhere crying his eye out!