Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71.
Here's a look at the best mid-major teams, coaches and players for the 2009-10 season.
Bob Hoffman, who has been successful as a college and minor-league professional coach, became men's basketball coach at Mercer University.
Mercer was out to prove the shocking upset win over USC was no fluke. Unfortunately for the Bears, Alabama's Richard Hendrix got in the way of the feel-good story, writes Mark Schlabach.
With the late signing period coming to an end, Antonio Williams ranks ESPN.com's top 25 2008 basketball recruiting classes.
The Early Signing Period is underway, and it looks like Indiana and Texas will have the top 2004 classes.