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Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener
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Duke forward Jabari Parker (1) is fouled by Mercer forward Daniel Coursey (52) in the first half of play. Duke battled Mercer in their opening game of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, March 21, 2014. - photo by MCT
RALEIGH, N.C. — Senior-laden Mercer went into Duke's backyard and pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament so far Friday, beating the Blue Devils 78-71 and likely ending Jabari Parker's short college career.