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

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.

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Date: Friday, March 21, 2014

Time: 12:15 PM EST

TV Channel: CBS

Location: PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC)

Prediction: If we're being honest here, Duke should win this game. Freshman star Jabari Parker is going to be very difficult for the Bears to contain, and if they choose to double down on him, it'll leave the Blue Devils other sharpshooters open. That being said, Mercer itself is one of the best offensive teams in the country, ranking 25th in points per game and 10th in assists per game. So there is a scenario here where maybe, if Parker gets into foul trouble, the Bears can hang around. We'll take the Blue Devils, but this is no lock.