In the shocker of the NCAA Tournament thus far, the 14th-seeded Mercer Bears shocked the third-seeded Duke Blue Devils in Midwest Region action on Friday, 78-71, marking yet another upset for the Blue Devils by a team seeded 14th or higher.
The last time that happened to Coach K and the Blue Devils, it was at the hands of the Lehigh Mountain Hawks back in March of 2012 when they were a two-seed, and Lehigh was a 15.
Well, in honor of the monumental upset, Lehigh decided that they wanted to welcome Mercer to the club in the best way they possibly could.
— Lehigh Athletics (@LehighSports) March 21, 2014
Yes, welcome to the club indeed.
Duke held a five point lead with under four minutes to go, but Mercer went on a phenomenal 11-0 run that ultimately resulted in the Blue Devils being ousted from the tournament much earlier than they had planned.
Now, any time that a team plays a highly-seeded Duke team in the tournament, their confidence will only be greater because of the efforts of Lehigh–and now, Mercer.