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Duke's worst NCAA Tournament losses, ranked

Once again, the Duke Blue Devils are the favorites to win the NCAA tournament, according to Las Vegas.College basketball and betting odds are funny that way, because it should be an honor that some of the smartest people in forecasting the future think Duke will bring home the gold. On the other hand, knowing that Duke’s the favorite makes it even sweeter when they flame out way...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercer basketball mourns the death of Jibri Bryan

The Mercer Bears are mourning the death of a star basketball player after guard Jibri Bryan was killed Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting. It was a terrible tragedy that many have been saddened by the last 18 hours. Mercer mourns the loss of student-athlete Jibri Bryan. #BearStrong pic.twitter.com/zQoPpg8EN2 — Mercer Basketball (@MercerMBB) February 3, 2016 Bryan was a redshirt...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Mercer basketball player Jibri Bryan shot dead in car outside Macon

Mercer University basketball player Jibri Bryan was shot in the head and killed on Tuesday. The Macon Telegraph reports the 23-year-old was found in the driver’s seat of a Chevy Monte Carlo, after being shot at 4 p.m. in a busy corner of College Street in the parking lot of a downtown convenience store in Macon, Georgia. Another man, possibly the gunman’s accomplice, was critically...
Via The Comeback
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Mercer grants leading scorer Ike Nwamu release

Following the 2014-15 college basketball season, the Mercer Bears’ leading scorer, Ike Nwamu, asked to be released from his scholarship. According to Jeff Borzello of ESPN.com, Mercer head coach Bob Hoffman has granted that release. “He has gotten his release, and he has had some schools that have shown interest,” Hoffman said, via the Macon Telegraph. “He’s a fifth...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mercer’s Kevin Canevari has an Incredible Pre-game Dance Routine

Mercer’s Kevin Canevari, the same guy who stole the internet’s heart after doing the ‘NaeNae’ dance after beating Duke,  has quite an impressive pre-game routine is his bag of dance tricks. Unfortunately after Tennessee’s 20 point throttling of Mercer in the round of 32, there will be no more pre-game dances for the senior guard. We’ll always have the last three days...
Via Diehardsport
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Canevari’s pregame dance routine is mesmerizing (Video)

Mercer senior guard Kevin Canevari already showed us how he gets down when he busted out an incredible “Nae Nae” dance after the team’s upset win over Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. But did you know that Canevari also has a pregame dance routine to get his teammates pumped up? TNT […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Mercer Fan Has “That NaeNae Though” Sign Paying Tribute To Bears’ Post-Game Celebration

Mercer’s win over Duke is probably the biggest upset of this NCAA Tournament, although it gets harder and harder to tell with each passing game. The Bears celebrated the game with a particularly inspired #NaeNae session on the court after the game.  One Mercer fan has taken it upon herself to pay tribute to the dance that has swept the sports world this year…and she wants to...
Via College Spun
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer Coach Bob Hoffman Gives Amazing Postgame Interview after Beating Duke

The fourteen seed in the Midwest bracket of the NCAA Tournament Mercer beat Duke on Friday afternoon, becoming the first real upset of March Madness. After the game, the Bears’ head coach, Bob Hoffman gave an amazing interview with Rachel Nichols saying, “praise the lord, WOOOO!” Mercer has quickly become this year’s Florida Gulf Coast, and what’s not to love about this...
Via Diehardsport
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Is This Photo of Mercer’s Kevin Canevari Dancing the Best Photo of March Madness?

Hands down Mercer’s Kevin Canevari takes the honor of best March Madness photo so far. The senior guard was pretty fired up after the final buzzer, doing the ‘NaeNae’ dance in front of teammates and millions of CBS Sports viewers nationwide. The post Is This Photo of Mercer’s Kevin Canevari Dancing the Best Photo of March Madness? appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer's Kevin Canevari Shows Off Some Dance Moves After Huge Upset Win Over Duke

Warren Buffett is probably dancing a lot like this after watching Duke beat Mercer (78-71--what a game!). Looks like his billion dollars is going to be safe. It's not called Madness for nothing!@SBNationGIF/Twitter Loading...
Via FatManWriting
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer’s NaeNae Dance On Duke Impresses The Florida Gators

The Mercer Bears' Kevin Canevari broke out the NaeNae and danced all over Duke, impressing the Florida Gators with his white boy moves.
Via Gamedayr
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Sam Mitchell celebrates Mercer’s upset over Duke in style

Along with Nancy Grace, NBA player and coach Sam Mitchell is one of the most famous Mercer alums.  The former Raptors coach now works as an analyst for TSN and was in the studio when his alma mater pulled off the biggest and most popular upset of March Madness thus far. This is what it looks like when your school pulls off the biggest win in its history. Who celebrated better?...
Via Awful Announcing
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Canevari's awesome dance sums up Mercer's upset of Duke (GIF)

Mercer beat Duke 78-71 Friday afternoon — much to the delight of Kevin Canevari.  The Bears' senior guard busted a wild move next to the media table with his teammates after the monumental upset.They don't call it The Big Dance for nothing.
Via The Other Paper
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer’s Kevin Canevari does ‘Nae Nae’ dance after upset win over Duke (GIF)

Mercer shocked the college basketball world on Friday with a 78-71 win over No. 3 seed Duke, and senior guard Kevin Canevari stole the show during the postgame celebration. Canevari broke into one of the most intense versions of the “Nae Nae” dance you will ever see. Canevari didn’t score in the game, but the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer Celebrates Upset Of Duke With Wild On-Court Dance Party (GIF)

Mercer pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament so far on Friday, taking advantage of a late scoring run to topple No. 3 seed Duke. It was the first tournament appearance in nearly 20 years for the 14th-seeded Bears — they hadn’t been dancing since 1985 — so the win was definitely cause for a celebration. Senior Kevin Canevari was more than happy to get that party...
Via NESN.com
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer Player Drops it Hot After Duke Upset

Starting five-seniors, the Mercer Bears pulled off the unthinkable upset over Duke on Friday during the second-round of the NCAA Tournament. After the win, the team celebrated , with Kevin Canevari stealing the show. This has to make it onto this year’s One Shinning Moment, doesn’t it? Better than the Kansas celebration? I’d say so.  The post Mercer Player Drops it Hot After...
Via Diehardsport
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Mercer Dances All Over Duke With NaeNae, Dance White Boy Dance

The Mercer Bears broke out the NaeNae dance to celebrate their March Madness upset over Duke. Dance, white boy, dance.
Via Gamedayr
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: Duke Vs. Mercer – Game Time, TV Schedule, Predictions

Flickr There will be no Florida Gulf Coast University magic in 2014. But the team that defeated them in the Atlantic Sun Tournament, the Mercer Bears, could give Duke some trouble Friday afternoon. This matchup should be one of the best games to watch in the first two days of the NCAA Tournament. Be sure to click here for more on Duke and Mercer. Also, check out our printable bracket...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Mercer Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Mercer Bears were given a 14-seed in the Midwest-region. They are coached by Bob Hoffman and hail from the Atlantic Sun Conference. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against Duke in Raleigh on Friday. Why: Mercer finished with a 14-4 record in the Atlantic...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer clinches 1st NCAA berth since 1985

Langston Hall and Anthony White Jr. scored 15 points each and Mercer earned its first NCAA tournament berth since 1985, beating top-seeded Florida Gulf Coast 68-60 in the Atlantic Sun Conference championship game on Sunday.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer mauls Northern Kentucky, 89-67

Langston Hall paced the hot-shooting Mercer with a 25-point effort as the Bears mauled Northern Kentucky, 89-67 Sunday. Mercer (21-6, 12-2 Atlantic Sun) maintained its lock on the top spot in the conference, one game ahead of Florida-Gulf Coast. The Bears opened the game with a 15-2 run and never looked back, taking a 52-30 lead into intermission. Mercer used a 13-0 run early in...
Via Associated Press
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer trounces Stetson 87-49

Anthony White Jr. tied a career high with 19 points and Mercer rolled over Stetson 87-49 for its seventh consecutive win Saturday. Mercer (17-5, 8-1 Atlantic Sun Conference) blew the game open with 24 unanswered points to open a 26-4 lead, as White made three of his five 3-pointers during the stretch. The Bears held a 49-24 halftime lead, shooting 61.3 percent from the field in...
Via Associated Press
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Langston Hall leads Mercer past FGCU 68-55

Langston Hall scored 18 points and recorded a career-high 11 assists as Mercer took sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference, beating Florida Gulf Coast 68-55 Thursday night. FGCU scored the last four points of the first half and the first four points of the second to pull within two before Mercer rattled off 21 of the game's next 26, taking a 55-36 lead with...
Via Associated Press
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercer routs St. Andrews 98-56

Langston Hall scored 17 points Friday and Mercer routed Division II St. Andrews 98-56 for its fourth win in a row. Hall had three assists, for a career total of 501, becoming the 12th player in Atlantic Sun Conference history to top 500 assists. Mercer's Jakob Gollon opened the game with a jumper, but St. Andrews (1-8) came back to lead briefly before Hall scored four 3-pointers...
Via Associated Press
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Mercer beats Johnson & Wales (NC) 109-56

Phillip Leonard scored a game-high 19 points as Mercer dominated cold-shooting Johnson & Wales (NC) 109-56 on Wednesday night. Leonard was 6 of 9 from the floor for the Bears (3-2). Ike Nwamu had 13 points with six assists and Anthony White Jr. scored 12 points. Jibri Bryan had 10 points and led the team with nine rebounds. The Bears sank 59 percent from the field and 74 percent...
Via Associated Press
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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