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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.