>> March Madness - Mercer Downs Duke 78-71 - Match Report
Mercer grabbed a 78-71 win over Duke on Friday, behind a 20-point effort from Jakob Gollon at PNC Arena.
Mercer won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 12.5-point spread as underdogs.
Mercer got 17 points from Daniel Coursey and another 13 points from Anthony White Jr.. Langston Hall contributed 5 assists, while Jakob Gollon cleaned the glass with 5 rebounds.
Duke got 23 points from Quinn Cook in a losing cause and another 20 points from Rasheed Sulaimon. Rodney Hood contributed 5 assists for them, while Amile Jefferson had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Duke were victorious, as the score was 35-34 at the break.
Duke had a 35-27 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.