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13 Things Duke Haters Absolutely Loved About Seeing Coach K's Team Flop In March, Again

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RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 21: Kevin Canevari #3 of the Mercer Bears celebrates with teammates after defeating the Duke Blue Devils 78-71 during the Second Round of the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 21, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) | Streeter Lecka via Getty Images

The Final Four is nice. The Sweet 16 is swell. But few things are guaranteed to get people going mad during March like the moment when a highly touted Duke team loses to an underdog early in the NCAA Tournament.

For the second time in three years, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's team was dealt such a shocking defeat in its opening NCAA Tournament game. For the second time in three years, the Blue Devils' legions of haters reveled in the bracket-busting upset, even if it cost them a chance at $1 billion.

Here more than a dozen things from No. 14 Mercer's 78-71 win over No. 3 Duke in their opening game of the 2014 NCAA Tournament that had Coach K's critics tweeting, gloating and celebrating as if their favorite teams had just cut down the nets.

Coach K's Struggle Face Was Epic

(GIF via @SBNationGIF)

Mercer's Coach Celebrated Late Touchdown Layup With This Leg Kick

#Mercer coaches doing a little dance on the touchdown pass.  on Twitpic(GIF via @corkgaines)

Then Mercer guard Kevin Canevari Did The NaeNae

This is a great moment for white people. on Twitpic(GIF via @WorldOfIsaac)

His Teammate, Anthony White Jr., Executed A Robot Videobomb

Hey @Rachel_Nichols a Mercer player was doing the ROBOT behin... on Twitpic(GIF via @jasonrmcintryre)

Former Mercer Star Sam Mitchell Also Broke Out His Dance Moves

Here is a gif of @SamMitchellNBA reacting to his alma mater M... on Twitpic(GIF via @aarbron)

Jabari Parker Is Probably Never Playing For Duke Again


The Twitter Schadenfreude Was Heavenly

Even Christian Laettner Slammed Duke

Lehigh Trolled Duke About That 2012 Upset

And A Former Duke Star Got Trolled By His Own Wife

Duke Fans Had A Major Sad


This UNC Fan Had The Perfect, Profane Shirt For The Occasion

Coach K Joined An Unwanted (But Not Exactly Unaccomplished) List

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