Mercer Madness

Relive Mercer’s Magical Post-Season Run

Mercer’s upset of Duke in the second round of the NCAA tournament on March 21, 2014, not only produced a signature win for the men’s basketball program, it also generated unprecedented national visibility for the University. Relive the Bears’ historic post-season run through the multimedia featured on this site.

Rick Cameron

Play By Play

The Voice of the Bears, Rick Cameron, takes you play by play through the game that may be described as one of the biggest upsets in recent NCAA Tournament history.

The No. 14 seeded Mercer men's basketball team made all the plays down the stretch to capture a 78-71 win over No. 3 seeded Duke in the second round of the Midwest Regional at PNC Arena.

Crowd of students cheering

Media Coverage

Mercer’s win over Duke in the NCAA Tournament generated hundreds of national news stories about the team and the University.

Basketball player dribbling basketball

Social Media

The Mercer-Duke game was the highest-rated Nielson Twitter TV sports event for the week of March 17-23, 2014, with more than 895,000 event-related tweets viewed by over 7.8 million people. Additionally, the hashtag #MercerMadness was used more than 21,000 times during the weekend of March 21-23.