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.
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Where: They will open play against Duke in Raleigh on Friday.
Why: Mercer finished with a 14-4 record in the Atlantic Sun, splitting the conference regular season title with Florida Gulf Coast. The Bears knocked off FGCU in the league's conference championship game to receive its auto-bid.
Ceiling: Last year, we learned not to take teams from the Atlantic Sun lightly - FGCU reached the Sweet Sixteen by knocking off Georgetown and San Diego State. Mercer certainly has the ability to pull off a similar feat. The Bears knocked off Seton Hall and Ole Miss this year, and gave Texas a good game in their opener. Expect them to be a tough out.