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03/21/2014 05:21 pm ET Updated Mar 21, 2014

Lehigh Welcomes Mercer To Everyone's Favorite NCAA Tournament Club

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One of the most beloved and exclusive clubs in college basketball has a new member: The Mercer Bears.

Mercer, making just its third NCAA Tournament appearance in school history, became the latest underdog to add to the madness of March by upsetting a favored Duke squad. Moments after the final buzzer sounded on the No. 14 Bears' 78-71 win over the No. 3 Blue Devils in a second-round game on Friday, the previous team to accomplish the bracket-busting feat chimed in with a congratulatory tweet.

Mercer joins Lehigh and Virginia Commonwealth University as double-digit seeds that have stunned Duke in an opening game of the NCAA Tournament since 2007.

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