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USA TODAY Sports Mercer forward T.J. Hallice, left, and Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon scramble for a loose ball in the second half of their second round game in the 2014 NCAA Tournament at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.

Men's basketball: No. 14 seed Mercer shocks Duke

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Mercer’s big moment will last a little longer in this NCAA Tournament.

In the first game of tournament play Friday, the Atlantic Sun rose again, with conference champion Mercer shocking third-seeded Duke 78-71 in a Midwest Regional second-round game.

“Our guys continue to believe at such a high level,” coach Bob Hoffman said. “When you work as hard as they have for 365 days, it was just a blessing to see this happen.”

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