Mercer came to play, while Duke's reliance upon perimeter shooting proved costly in the end as the Bears pulled off the big upset.
Talent will get you to the Big Dance, but having a coach who can manage pressure situations makes a big difference.
With Selection Sunday approaching, teams on the bubble are hoping to impress the committee and earn an invitation to the big dance.
Dick Vitale lists his five top surprise teams of the 2013-14 college basketball season.
Each week Dick Vitale compiles news, notes and observations about the sport he loves, college basketball.
Dick Vitale discusses the importance of depth in college hoops.
Dick Vitale shares 12 things to look forward to this college basketball season.
Dick Vitale shares his 2013 NBA Mock Draft.
Dick Vitale takes a look at the key players in the 2013 NBA draft and assesses their potential in the NBA.
There's still plenty of time before Midnight Madness, but Dick Vitale has an early look at his top 12 teams in college basketball for 2013-14.
Each of the four teams in Atlanta have needed some unexpected performances to get to the Final Four, and look for these four players to keep up their surprising play this weekend.
Each conference produces outstanding performers in college basketball. Dick Vitale picks the top player, coach and freshman from 11 conferences in 2012-13.
Miami's Jim Larranaga is the choice right now for Coach of the Year, but there are plenty of good candidates who could make a case in the last few weeks of the season.
A number of ranked teams were knocked off on Saturday, but these in-conference road losses aren't really upsets, they're the reality of college basketball.
Brad Stevens' Butler squad has won a number of big games over the years and the latest came in a match-up with in-state rival and then-No. 1 ranked Indiana.
The landscape of college basketball will be changing in a number of places. Dick Vitale weighs in.